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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 […]

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 […]

HFI Board Chair to Compete in Charity Challenge

On March 3, Holy Family Institute’s Board Chair, Mr. Allan P. Woods, will participate in the 16th Annual Bulldog Challenge at the Citadel. His four-person team will complete a 6-mile United States Marine Corps obstacle course while lugging 25-pound sandbags. Mr. Woods and his team members, John Feldman, Tom Peck and Frank Zaubi are committed […]

Holy Family Mourns Loss of Longtime Friend and Supporter

We are very saddened to announce the passing of our longtime friend and former board member, Thomas J. Murrin, who died on Monday, February 6 at his home in McCandless with his wife, Dee, and their eight children at his side. He was 82 years old. Mr. Murrin was guided by a strong Catholic faith […]

Charity ASSIST Raffle Raises More Than $8,000!

Holy Family Institute participated in the Penguins Foundation Charity ASSIST Raffle at CONSOL Energy Center on January 6. Nearly 40 staff and volunteers were on hand to sell raffle tickets during the Penguins hockey game, selling close to 2,500 raffle tickets! The winning ticket was announced during the third period of the game, with the […]

Holy Family Institute to Receive Funding for Strategy Initiative

Holy Family Institute was recently named one of 14 recipients of the Alliance for Children and Families “Strategy Counts” grant. Chosen through a competitive selection process, the 14 organizations will receive grants totaling $2.5 million. Holy Family Institute plans to hire a Chief Strategy Officer to elevate organization-wide strategy. The Strategy Officer will work with […]