Foundation: About Us
UPMC Cole serves as a living memorial to the legacy of Charles Cole. Cole, a Potter County native, had a vision to offer quality health care to the residents of our region. Upon his death in 1961, Cole provided funds to build a health care facility for our region. In 1967, Cole's vision became a reality when UPMC Cole opened its doors to deliver care.
Over the years, UPMC Cole has grown to meet the needs of the communities we serve. The gifts we have received from our generous donors have been essential to our ability to provide the latest technology and services that our communities have come to expect.
Community support and generosity is key to the continued growth and success of UPMC Cole. With your kind support, the legacy of Charles Cole lives on.
For more information, call the Cole Foundation office at 814.274.5520 or email us.
The Cole Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to supporting and enhancing the work of UPMC Cole as it serves its communities by promoting awareness of needs and goals and identifying and connecting donors to those needs.
Our vision as a philanthropic organization is to ensure our long-term goal of keeping our local healthcare system progressive and vibrant in order to best serve the medical needs of our diverse communities.
Board of directors
The Cole Foundation is governed by a board of directors who volunteer their time and energy in pursuit of the foundation's mission to support and enhance the work of the Cole Foundation. The foundation serves its communities by promoting awareness of needs and goals and identifying and connecting donors to those needs. This outstanding board draws its membership from the community at large.
David Buckler – Chair
Karen Larsen – Secretary & Treasurer
Ed Pitchford – Assistant Secretary & Treasurer, Ex Officio
Amy Hunt – Ex Officio
Andrea Streich – Executive Director
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