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About St. Margaret Foundation

​St. Margaret Foundation helps St. Margaret patients with the essential needs not covered by insurance yet are necessary to heal, remain independent and have hope.

In 1930 two young brothers brought their pennies to St. Margaret Hospital in this teapot to help a friend - marking the birth of what would become St. Margaret Foundation. Stop by our office to see the teapot and learn more about how the Foundation helps our community.

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Mission: To be a valued source of support for UPMC St. Margaret and the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

Introducing the Patient Crisis Care Endowment

A Solution for Today & Tomorrow

This endowment will be a permanent and reliable source of funding for patients and families in our community who need services and support during times of crisis or financial stress.

What is an endowment? An endowment is a type of fund that ensures that needs are met long term. Donations to the Patient Crisis Care Endowment will build the principal of this endowment which is held in perpetuity while invested under the scrutiny of the Foundation’s finance committee. The funds of the endowment may never to be depleted as defined by tax law. Earnings are held in a temporarily restricted fund that can only be used to support patients in crisis at the direction of St. Margaret social workers. Gifts to this endowment will help today, tomorrow and into the future. Importantly, this will not cover hospital or doctor’s fees. Our goal is to raise $3 million over the next three years whereby $127,000 will be available annually for these needs. No matter what changes occur in healthcare over the coming years, patients’ needs will be met.

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