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Our Mission

To be the champions of all youth in our community, on and off the ice, through the power of hockey.


Our Pillars

Wellness: We support health, fitness and awareness initiatives that assist the overall physical and mental wellness of our youth.

Youth Hockey: We foster the growth, accessibility, and sustainability of youth hockey in the tri-state area with the goal of sharing the game we love.

Education: We provide opportunities for all children to have access to premier learning tools and initiatives to ensure excellence in education.

Community: We impact our city and region through programming, investments and partnerships that create a strong community and secure future for children and families.


Our Story

With the guidance of our ownership group, the Penguins organization has always been noted for our generous contributions to the surrounding communities. We understand the importance of our fans and the role that we collectively play in the development of the region. Our players, coaches, and front office staff are involved in every aspect of community development, but what makes the programs work is the response to our efforts by our fans.

For our fans, we always strive to be the best in professional sports both on and off the ice. With this in mind, we created the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation — a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit — an effort to focus the organization’s wide-ranging charitable and community outreach efforts benefiting the youth in our region.

To learn more about our efforts, read our 2020.21 Community Impact Report or watch the video above!


Our Board

Kevin Acklin

President of Business Operations
Pittsburgh Penguins

Yvonne Maher

Executive Director
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

Tracey McCants Lewis

Chief People Officer and General Counsel
Pittsburgh Penguins

Mike Dillon

Chief Financial Officer
Pittsburgh Penguins

Melissa Armstrong

Pittsburgh Penguins

David Farner

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic & Transformation Officer

Donald Heberle

Executive VP of Wealth Management

Sy Holzer

Former President
PNC Financial Services Group

David Malone

Gateway Financial

Fran Muracca

Jones Day

Dan Onorato

Executive Vice President, Highmark Health

Deborah Rice-Johnson

President of Highmark Health Plan

Angela Wheland

VP, Communications
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Our Team

Yvonne Maher

Executive Director

Cindy Himes

Director, Community/Alumni Relations

Lindsay Litterini

Senior Manager, Foundation

Darya Snoznik

Senior Manager, Foundation Programs

Alexis Brezny

Manager, Foundation

Trista Zajch

Executive Assistant and Special Projects Associate