COVID-19 Update: Penn Foundation is open, taking new clients, applying new safeguards, and continuing virtual services. Learn More

Articles of Interest

Penn Foundation Hosts Autumn Hope-A-Thon To Celebrate 65th Anniversary

65 years

For the past 65 years, Penn Foundation has been dedicated to serving the community. From our humble beginnings in 1955, Penn Foundation has grown into one of the most comprehensive behavioral healthcare facilities in the region. As the needs of our community have grown and evolved, Penn Foundation has continually met the challenge of offering innovative, responsive programs to better serve the people of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. 

The founding of Penn Foundation was the result of the unwavering enthusiasm and dedication of many community members, including Dr. Michael Peters, then Chief of Medicine at Grand View Hospital, and Dr. Norman Loux, Penn Foundation’s founder. Dr. Peters and Dr. Loux took notice of the need for a community-based mental health facility in their community. After numerous conversations with various community members, they made the decision to move forward and create the facility. 

Originally known as The Penn Foundation for Mental Health, Penn Foundation now offers much more than just mental health services to help individuals manage stress, life transitions, and personal growth. Substance abuse treatment, pastoral counseling, employee assistance programs, and vocational rehabilitation have all become part of this special organization. 

Over the decades, Penn Foundation has developed a deep understanding of the importance of mental health and addiction care advocacy. We believe that advocacy is a vital means of raising awareness of issues and ensuring that mental health and addiction treatment is a priority on the national, state, and community levels. This can lead to improvements in public policy, government legislation, and service development. 

The year 2020 marks a significant year in Penn Foundation’s unique history because it marks the 65th anniversary of our remarkable organization. Our mission has remained steadfast, and we never lost sight of our heritage. Penn Foundation has remained dedicated to providing the most comprehensive behavioral healthcare services, guided by principles of hope, healing, and compassion.

To celebrate these achievements and many others from the last 65 years, Penn Foundation will be hosting a virtual Hope-A-Thon and online silent auction. Tune into WFMZ.com on October 20th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for an event that is sure to inspire and entertain. This event will feature clients’ stories of hope, highlights from our history, and a variety of musical performances by Craig Thatcher, Forty Foot Road, and Michael Borowski. Additionally, our online auction will take place from October 9th at 11:00 am through October 20th at 5:45 pm. 

To participate, visit tinyurl.com/autumnhopeathon between October 9th and October 20th.

To support our continued success, please consider making a donation today.