Children, Healthy Community, Healthy Future.
The ACMS Foundation
Gala is a fundraiser to support children and families in Allegheny
County by creating and strengthening environments that nurture and
develop healthy children and families for a Healthy Allegheny
County. The evening features an auction, fundraising
activities, and entertainment.
The gala also celebrates Pittsburgh’s outstanding medical
tradition by recognizing individuals and organizations that have done
an extraordinary job of supporting the health care needs of our
Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation
Healthy Children. Healthy Communities. Healthy Future.
Instituted in 1960, ACMS started the Foundation with donations from the polio immunization program. The immunization effort was undertaken by ACMS and the Allegheny County Health Department, and sparked a public outpouring of donations collected in jars on the streets of Pittsburgh.
The Foundation has since given $2.26 million back to the community.
While so much has changed since that early start, so much remains the same for those the ACMS Foundation seeks to serve. Zeroing in on core issues the Foundation could potentially impact, the ACMS Foundation, not surprisingly, found that an increasing number of health issues affecting families and their communities arise from their home environments.