The Pittsburgh Foundation

Hazel D. Malter Fund

Established: 12/16/2010

Hazel MalterHazel Malter passed away in November 2010 at the age of 92. Her love of animals and legacy of dedication to the community will continue for generations thanks in part to a bequest in her will that established a Field of Interest Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

A native Pittsburgher, Miss Malter had a career with the Social Security Administration, first in the downtown Pittsburgh office where she worked in public relations and gave radio talks. During her career, Miss Malter received several "Outstanding Public Service" awards. She was also active in the East End community.

She joined the Shadyside Hospital Auxiliary in 1956 and volunteered as a patient escort. Miss Malter served as the organization's President from 1986-1991. She was awarded the "Above and Beyond Award" the same year she celebrated 50 years of service to the hospital.

"Through the Auxiliary, I have thoroughly enjoyed a very pleasant association with special, helpful ladies," stated Malter.

Members remember Miss Malter as a wonderfully cheerful and courageous lady who was devoted to the hospital.

The Hazel D. Malter fund is dedicated to abandoned, injured or sick pets. Miss Malter will see that these animals receive the care they need today and well into the future.

Type of Fund

  • Field of Interest