The Andy Russell Charitable Foundation was created in March of 1999 primarily to contribute funds to children’s charities. The Foundation hopes to support a number of programs, particularly important mediation research organizations concentrating on those for children.
To date, the foundation has supported such charities as:
- Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund
- The Ronald McDonald House
- Leukemia Society
- The Cancer Society
- Economics PA
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Mothers Hope
- Juvenile Diabetes
- Pittsburgh Vision Services
The Andy Russell Celebrity Classic supports the work of the Department of Urology at UPMC and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.