FRIENDS OF THE PITTSBURGH FISHER HOUSE INC

Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.pittsburghfisherhouse.org

Mission

To ease the burden of our Veterans and their families during difficult times.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mr. Charles "CJ" Johnston

Chairman of the board

Mr. James Bruder

Main address

3945 Forbes Avenue Box 240

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

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EIN

46-0881237

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (T11)

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Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House

Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House support the needs of the Pittsburgh Fisher House and guests. The Pittsburgh Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House raise funds through private donations to help alleviate the cost of transportation, lodging, food and other amenities so the families can concentrate on their loved one during their hospitalization.

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Since 2012 the Pittsburgh Fisher House has been providing a "home away from home" for the families of Veterans & active duty military who are hospitalized. We are located on the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Oakland campus. Our home, with its 10 suites, allows families to be near their loved one while enjoying a place of peace and respite for themselves. Families stay for free, lifting their financial burden and allowing them to focus on their loved one. The Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House raise funds through private donations to help alleviate the cost of transportation, lodging, food and other amenities so the families can concentrate on their loved one during their hospitalization. The Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House supports the guests in many ways including:
Providing transportation for guests to run errands such as trips to the pharmacy or food store
Purchasing all groceries for the house and guests
Supplying 2-3 meals per week, either delivered, catered or "grab and go"
Supplying gifts and catered meals for each Holiday
Supplying gift cards for guests to assist with groceries and supplies
​Funding monthly “guest night out” to restaurants, movies, hairdresser or other activities
Ensuring a welcoming and comfortable place to stay during what could be a very stressful time

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FRIENDS OF THE PITTSBURGH FISHER HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. James Bruder

Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House

Term: 2012 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Charles Johnston

Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House

Term: 2012 -

Mary Ellen Austin

John Corder

Jack McMahon

Barry Cox

Andrew Krull

Nicholas Krawec

Bill Dold

Dayna Brown

Michael McCarthy

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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