March 2012

Monthly Archives

  • HFI Youth and Staff Participate in Phenomenal Women Celebration

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, HFI youth and staff participated in the Phenomenal Women Celebration at the August Wilson Center on March 29. Amy DiMichele, art instructor at the HFI Cathy Pelusi Art Studio, organized the collection of original artwork by female students, employees, volunteers and sisters at HFI. In all, 44 pieces were […]

  • HFI Board Member Receives Legacy Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Judith R. Griggs, HFI Board Member, for receiving the 2012 Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award. Dr. Griggs is the Director of Duquesne University’s Robert and Patricia Gussin Spiritan Division of Academic Programs and the Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center. She also serves as the University’s Affirmative Action Officer. In addition to […]

  • Adoptions of Haitian Orphans to be Finalized this Thursday

    More happily-ever-afters abound as the adoptions of three Haitian orphans are finalized in Pittsburgh on Thursday. The children had been brought to Holy Family Institute (HFI) after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Twelve-year-old Fekens found his forever home in Pittsburgh with parents Michael and Eileen Dusch and siblings Michael, 23, and Danielle, 20. Says […]

  • Child Health Association of Sewickley to Hold House Tour Fundraiser

    One of Holy Family’s funders, the Child Health Association of Sewickley, will be holding its 35th annual Sewickley House Tour, featuring six magnificent homes with a variety of architectural and interior design styles, all open to the public to benefit the children of western Pennsylvania.  The tour has both guided and self-guided options and runs Friday, […]

  • Social Innovation Fast Pitch Event Creates Visibility for Holy Family

    On Thursday, March 1, Holy Family participated in the Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners’ Social Innovation Fast Pitch event. It is a two-month program designed to build the capacity of and create visibility for innovative nonprofits in Allegheny County, providing valuable technical assistance as well as the chance for participants to compete for over $35,000 in […]