Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation

We Envision a Healthy & Safe Community




Advancing Wellness by confronting Social Determinants & Health Disparities.


New grant guidelines are under development!
Check back December 2019 to learn about our new process.

First Tee of Pittsburgh

The First Tee of Pittsburgh: $10,000 grant each year for three years for its Life Skills Curriculum
The First Tee is an international youth development organization run by volunteer faculty that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. The Life Skills Experience curriculum provides practical application of knowledge and skills to transform children’s lives and is offered to underserved and at-risk youth. Photo featured on bottom of cover.

Jeremiah’s Place

$15,000 grant per year for two years for its Charting Impact: Evaluation to Build Capacity project
Jeremiah’s Place offers free, temporary short-term care to all children ages 6 and under when families are in crises or experiencing an emergency situation and need safe care for their children. Situations may include emergency medical care, urgent childcare needs, and care of children at risk for child abuse. Jeremiah’s Place will conduct surveys and collect client feedback to understand how its programs and services are impacting families.

Pittsburgh Youth Leadership

Pittsburgh Youth Leadership, Inc.: $2,000 grant for 2017
Pittsburgh Youth Leadership Bicycle Trips Pittsburgh Youth Leadership supplies, funds, organizes and leads strenuous and innovative programs for area high school students. The primary emphasis of Pittsburgh Youth Leadership is developing, training, supplying and leading participants with extremely limited experience, future vision and life direction on multi-week, cross-country bicycle trips.


Foundation Board

Adele Towers, MD
Chair of Foundation – ACMS President 
William Johnjulio, MD
ACMS President Elect
Kevin O. Garrett, MD
Patricia Bononi, MD
ACMS Vice President
Lawrence John, MD
Foundation Secretary
Peter Ellis, MD
ACMS Secretary
Robert Cicco, MD
ACMS Immediate Past President
Matthew Straka MD
ACMS Treasurer
Daniel H. Brooks, MD

Member at Large

Kim Ravenda
Community Member
Fr. Regis Ryan
Community Member