Passavant Hospital Auxiliary

Men and women are invited to join a long-standing dedicated group of volunteers who make up the Passavant Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary conducts many fundraising events that benefit the patients, families and staff of UPMC Passavant. Jewelry sales, cookie sales, a book sale and the Lights of Love tree are just a few of the Auxiliary's projects.

Click Here to View Passavant Hospital Auxiliary Vendor and Fundraiser Sales!      

2023-2024 Members



Carol Koontz, President
Rita Jastrebski, Vice President
Debbie Marziano, Treasurer
Janese Abbott, Secretary


Beverly Aufman

David Clark

Barbara Drazal

Jean Eckert

Tammy Emery

Patricia Kutcher

Janet McKenzie

Louise Moffett

Corinne Petrina

Mary Riethmiller

Thelma Sherrett

Ron Skrbin

Marie Smith

Eileen Black *

Carol Braund*

Virginia Byers*

Ann Guckert *

* Emeritus member

Passavant Hospital Auxiliary Officers at the
2023-2024 Auxiliary Installation

Pictured Left to Right: Carol Koontz, President; Rita Jastrebski, Vice President; Janese Abbott, Secretary and Debbie Marziano, Treasurer

Making an Impact

Over the years the Auxiliary has raised and donated over $4,000,000, helping to make our facility the world-class hospital it is today. The Auxiliary funds projects large and small that benefit patients, their families, and those who care for them. 

Passavant Hospital Auxiliary has been supporting UPMC Passavant patients, their families and staff for over 60 Years! 

Read More on the Passavant Hosptial Auxiliary and All they have done! 

In 2023, Passavant Hospital Auxiliary has funded $59,649 to 4 UPMC Passavant Hospital Department Grants.

  • Occupational & Physical Therapy  - Tilt in Space Wheelchair
  • UPMC Wound Heeling Services at UPMC Passavant - TBI Machine
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant - Body Fix Diaphragm Control Device
  • Transport  - Stryker Stretcher Replacement 

Passavant Hospital Auxiliary Lights of Love

Passavant Hospital Auxiliary celebrated the 36th Annual Lights of Love Virtual Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2nd. 

To Watch the Virtual Tree Lighting Click Here     To View the Virtual Tribute Book Click Here 

Click Here to Purchase Online  Click Here to Download the Lights of Love Brochure 

36th Annual Tree Lighting