2019-2020 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.


Jean Muth, President
Mary Riethmiller, Vice President
Jean Eckert, Treasurer
Janese Abbott, Secretary


Beverly Aufman     
Eileen Black  
Eileen Black
Carol Braund
Virginia Byers
Barbara Drzal
Tammy Emery
Rita Garvey
Ann Guckert
Janet Heidet

Rita Jastrebski
Carol Koontz
Patricia Kutcher
Judy Machi
Janet McKnenzie
Marge Melgaard
Thelma Sherrett
Marie Smith
Sally Stritzinger

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.

In 2020, Passavant Hospital Auxiliary has funded $69,409 to 8 UPMC Passavant Hospital Department Grants. Click here for the 2020 Grant Announcement. The Auxiliary has awarded $9,500 for the 2020 UPMC Passavant Hospital 2020 Volunteer High School and College Scholarships.

Lights of Love Tree

The Annual Lights of Love Tree was lit at UPMC Passavant on Friday, December 6, 2019. The tree lighting program features music and a visit from Santa! A donation of $5 or more will be place a light on the tree in memory or in honor of someone special. Doves of Love are also available for a donation of $10 or more. The name(s) of a special someone are placed in a Book of Honor displayed in the hospital lobby.