About Us 2017-09-14T14:15:53+00:00

Who We Are

The Conemaugh Health Foundation has become 1889 Foundation, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the community.

Our Story

1889 Foundation

Our organization actually began decades ago. We were officially founded in 1993 as Conemaugh Health Foundation. We were the philanthropic arm of the hospitals of Conemaugh Health System. In September 2014, Conemaugh Health System was purchased by Duke LifePoint Healthcare. At that time, Conemaugh Health System became a for-profit organization. Months later, on March 1, 2015, the Conemaugh Health Foundation was reborn as 1889 Foundation, a completely independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our Staff

1889 Foundation

Susan M. Mann, President

Debra Costlow, Director of Programs & Development

Wendy Reitnauer, Director of Finance

Barbara Hull, Administrative Assistant

Our Board

Nancy Abrahams
Amanda Artim, Secretary
Michael Barletta
Scott Becker
James Cascio, Vice Chairman
Kim Craig, Treasurer
Bruce Duke, III, MD
James F. Hargreaves, Chairman
Brian Lieb, DO
Frank Quitoni
Donald Ratchford, MD
Michael Smith
Rowland H. Tibbott, Jr.
Ronald Vickroy
Susan Williams, MD

Ex-Officio Member

Susan M. Mann, President

Our Name Reflects A Rich History

Built on our foundation.

Our new name instantly connects our foundation to two things that are central to our community’s rich history: the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889, and the hospital born from the world’s generosity after that great disaster. It is appropriate that our new name reflects the history and the spirit of giving that created and maintained the Conemaugh Health System for more than a century.

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“Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Booker T. Washington
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”
Mother Theresa

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