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Thank You to Supporters of Our “Brighter Futures Toolkit!”

In our May newsletter, we challenged our friends and supporters to make a difference in the lives of children and families by contributing to our “Brighter Futures Toolkit” initiative. This “toolkit” ensures that our programs stay current with the ever-changing needs of the community so that we can help children and families build foundations for […]

Shanell Reaches Her Goal with Your Support

HFI is proud to announce that one of our alum, Shanell, is heading off to college this month! A resident of Holy Family Institute’s Independent Living Program, 18-year-old Shanell came to us in 2011 when her family was not able to care for her.  A bright and hard-working student, she recently graduated from Propel Andrews […]

Haitian Orphans are Happily Settled into their Homes

We are so happy that Fekens, Stanley and Kensly, the three remaining children who were brought to Holy Family after the devastating Haitian earthquake in 2010, have been doing wonderfully since their adoptions were finalized this past March. The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, a Chinese nonprofit that works internationally and has many volunteers in Haiti, […]

HFI Golf Committee Member is Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Mr. Dan Cardone, a longtime member of HFI’s Golf Committee, for his recent induction into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Cardone, who has been athletic director at North Hills School District for 20 years, is included in the sports-administrator group for his hard work as a sports […]

Penguins Foundation helps HFI raise $13,000

A big thank you to the volunteers who came out to support Holy Family Institute by selling raffle tickets at the Penguins game on Friday, April 13 during the Penguins Foundation Charity ASSIST Raffle. Ticket sales soared, with our energetic volunteers selling nearly $18,000 worth of raffle tickets! After the cash prize is awarded to […]

HFI Board Member to be Honored at Leadership Luncheon

Congratulations to Dr. Donna L. Imhoff, Holy Family Community Services Board Member, for being honored as a YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s Tribute to Women Leadership Award recipient. Dr. Imhoff is the Campus President of the Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus and West Hills Center. She will receive her award for leadership in education on […]

Haitian Adoptions Featured on National News

Good news travels quickly! Fekens, Stanley and Kensly and their families made national news after the finalization of their adoptions in March. Click here to see the video on Fox News. Their adoptions were the last to be finalized of the orphans who were brought to Holy Family after the devastating earthquake in 2010. The […]

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 […]