Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation

Mission and Goals


Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation supports home and community environments that nurture and develop healthy children and families for a healthy Allegheny County.
  • The Foundation will help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their physical and behavioral health, their quality of life and that of future generations.
  • The Foundation recognizes that many medical illnesses can be traced to unhealthy circumstances in our community that occur during the formative years, and can be successfully remediated or prevented.
  • The Foundation will support organization-based activities that engage individuals and families in the planning, development, evaluation and implementation of programs at the community level that assist individuals in creating supportive and healthy home environments.
  • The Foundation believes that all people have the inherent capacity to effect change in their lives and in their communities. The Foundation will support programs that respect and value individuals and their collaborative work to improve healthcare in our community.



Healthy Children. Healthy Communities. Healthy Future.


 ACHIEVAThe Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation supports home and community environments that nurture and develop healthy children and families for a healthy Allegheny County.

Organized in 1960, the Allegheny County Medical Society started the Foundation with contributions from the initial polio immunization program. The immunization effort was undertaken by ACMS and sparked a public outpouring of donations.

The Foundation has since provided more than $3 million in grants to support community health improvement.

For more than half a century, the ACMS Foundation has supported:

• basic human needs of the homeless and mentally ill
• educational efforts through literacy programs, medical school and nursing scholarships, and preceptorships
• support networks and helplines
• access to care and prescription drugs
• adoption and caregiver support
• research of public health and public policy

First Tee The Foundation believes that all people have the inherent capacity to effect change in their lives and in their communities.


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Foundation Board

Robert C. Cicco, MD
Chair of Foundation - ACMS President
Adele Towers, MD
ACMS President Elect
Kevin O. Garrett, MD
Treasurer
William K. JohnJulio, MD
ACMS Vice President
Lawrence John, MD
Foundation Secretary
Patricia Bononi, MD
ACMS Secretary
David J. Deitrick, DO
ACMS Immediate Past President
Peter Ellis, MD
ACMS Treasurer
Daniel H. Brooks, MD
Member at Large
Newlin Archinal
Community Member
Paul Vey, Esq
Community Member
Katherine Wrenshall, Esq
Community Member
Kim Ravenda
Community Member