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Appreciate Great at UPMC in Central Pa

January 05, 2022

The UPMC Pinnacle Foundation committed over $250,000 from October through December of 2021 to show our appreciation for our employees in both clinical and non-clinical settings, giving all departments the opportunity to participate and have some fun!

Requests were made by unit directors and office managers, with events and activities held at the site level. Local leadership developed ideas, requested funding, and implemented the ideas.

Appreciate Great moments and activities ranged from puppy hugging, chair massages, and sports events to community volunteering, after-hours team events, theme days, picnics, employee recognition moments, crafts, tokens of appreciation, and more.

"As the funding request period for the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Appreciate Great initiative comes to a close, we want to thank each and every one of you for your incredible skill, dedication, and compassion. We are honored to have been able to fund 313 Appreciate Great opportunities, reaching over 10,600 staff members throughout UPMC in Central Pa," said Jessica Ritchie, VP of Development for the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation.

"We hope you and your team thoroughly enjoyed your Appreciate Great event, activity, or token of appreciation. You are what makes UPMC in Central Pa the best it can be. From our team at the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to yours, thank you for all that you do."