The Pittsburgh Foundation

Harry Panos Fund

Established: 10/24/2006

Due to scheduled maintenance work, online donation forms will be offline from: 
Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. to Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m.

Troy Polamalu and his wife, Theodora, created the Harry Panos Fund in honor of Theodora's grandfather, who was a World War II veteran. One of their interests is in helping younger veterans who have returned from service in Iraq, often with terrible injuries.

During WWII, Harry Panos served as an artilleryman in the battles of Okinawa and Saipan. The stories of what he endured during those times were an inspiration to both Troy and Theodora. Troy became interested in helping veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006, after he had visited wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital. He was inspired by the resiliency of a young woman, of about 18 or 19 years old, who had lost her limbs in combat in Iraq. The fund will focus on assisting U.S. veterans of foreign wars, who are currently dealing with health issues and/or financial problems.

Type of Fund

  • Advised