December 18, 2014
Michael Baker Employee Charities of Western PA Donates $30,000 to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Melanie Berry and Mike Meder of Baker Employee Charities of Western PA presented a check for $30,000 to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for the Free Care Fund during its annual telethon broadcast on KDKA.
Michael Baker’s partnership with Children’s Hospital dates back to the early 1970s when the structures and highway department in the Beaver office sold homemade bake goods and collected funds in a large milk can. The donations were originally presented to KDKA radio hosts as they broadcasted the fundraiser live from the Kaufmann’s department store window in downtown Pittsburgh.
Michael Baker International has collectively contributed more than $300,000 to Children’s Hospital over the years and is recognized as one of the Top 10 corporate supporters of the Free Care Fund, which provides care to every child in the community regardless of their family’s ability to pay.