At OC Reilly, we believe in supporting community causes and organizations on an ongoing basis. It’s part of our group’s philosophy, that strong communities create stronger economies that benefit everyone. Read about some of our corporate citizenship activities in the listings below.
OCR Fields Team for Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Breast Cancer Run
(Oct. 17, 2022)–As part of its ongoing relationship with Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CHRF), OC Reilly fielded a team of 5K runners to participate in the organization’s “Bra-ha-ha Run/Walk.” The event provides free mammograms and related breast health services to eligible uninsured and underinsured community members in the Chesapeake area. OC Reilly is proud to support CRHF in its efforts. The OCR team of Keith Dabbs, Mick O’Connor, Erin Yeager, and Ray Clegg were four of nearly 600 who participated in the annual event. (Photo collage credit: Nick McKinney)
OCR Celebrates CEO of Chesapeake Regional Health
(Sept. 15, 2022)—OC Reilly was proud to join in a ceremony recognizing Chesapeake Regional Health President and CEO Reese Jackson. The event honored Mr. Jackson as the Chesapeake Rotary Club’s as 2022 First Citizen of Chesapeake. OC Reilly participated as a silver sponsor, and had a number of team members in attendance, including company CEO Bill O’Connor, Erin Yeager, Keith Dabbs, and Vicki White.
“Chesapeake Regional Health has been a longtime partner and valued customer of OC Reilly, and we are so pleased to join in the effort to recognize Reese Jackson for his many contributions to the region,” said O’Connor. “We look forward to many more years of working alongside Reese and his exceptional team.”
ChristianaCare Golf Classic Receives Top-Level Support
(May 23, 2022)—The ChristianaCare Golf Classic, held at the famed DuPont Country Club in Delaware, represents a key event for the regional health care system to raise funds to support its programs focused on high-quality patient care. OC Reilly, who provides ongoing professional services to ChristianaCare, is supporting the annual event at the Diamond Sponsor level. “We value our relationship with ChristianaCare tremendously,” said PJ O’Connor, OC Reilly President. “Knowing first-hand how well they care for patients, we are proud and honored to support this important fundraising event, which is back in full swing after being postponed for two years due to the pandemic.”
Golf Event at Chesapeake Gains OC Reilly Participation
(May 23, 2022)–Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF) provides the financial foundation for the health system to provide high-quality health care close to home for patients and families across southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. OC Reilly has offered sustained support of CRHF, including participation in the organization’s most recent annual golf tournament.
OC Reilly Backs Event Benefitting Regional Academy
(May 23, 2022)—OC Reilly will provide financial support to the Community of Wexford 2022 Golf Classic, which is being held to raise funds to help Blessed Francis Seelos Academy. The event, held at Connoquenessing Country Club, features a day of golf and camaraderie to support the Wexford area’s premier Catholic Elementary School.
Walk to Cure Arthritis Receives Support
(May 22, 2022)—More than three million adults and 12,000 children in Pennsylvania alone suffer from the pain of arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation works to fund research and treatment to offer relief to those individuals, with the annual “Walk to Cure Arthritis” serving as a primary fundraising event. OC Reilly has pledged to support this year’s walk at the Corporate Honoree level, and will field a team to take part in the event, held at Boyce Park, near Pittsburgh.
OC Reilly Continues Corporate Partner Membership with HCWP
(May 11, 2022)—OC Reilly has renewed its corporate sponsor membership with the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania (HCWP) at the gold level. The Council brings together, corporate partners, civic leaders, and others involved in the regional health care industry to learn about new ideas on improving patient care, business operations, and financial practices. “We have been involved with HCWP for many years,” said Bill O’Connor, OC Reilly CEO. “It serves an important function in helping health care organizations in this region connect and communicate about key issues and trends, and we are happy to support this Council.”
OC Reilly Backs NCHS Trojan Triumph Gala
(April 30, 2022)—For 35 years, Pittsburgh’s North Catholic High School has held its Trojan Triumph Gala, with proceeds directed to help offset tuition costs for students in financial need. Once again as in years past, OC Reilly has stepped up as a corporate sponsor of the 2022 event, in support of the school’s mission to produce graduates with a global vision, recognizing the dignity of human life, the need to pursue justice, and the service of others.
OC Reilly Backs PRYC; O’Connor Continues as Board Member
(April 2, 2022)—The Pine Richland Youth Center received another commitment of support from OC Reilly, to help the non-profit organization provide programming for a wide cross-section of young people. The firm fielded a team who took part in a special fundraising Trap Shoot activity today, as well. OC Reilly President and CEO Bill O’Connor, who continues to serve on the agency’s Board of Directors, said, “By offering positive programming for young people in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, PRYC serves a noble purpose and meets a vital need. We’re proud at OC Reilly to provide financial support, and I am personally honored to be a part of the Board.”
Veterans Group Receives Support from OC Reilly
(March 23, 2022)–The “It’s About the Warrior Foundation” has received financial support from OC Reilly for its 2022 Golf Tournament, scheduled for this August. The program offers a stable support system for local veterans in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and the Panhandle of West Virginia, to assist and empower post 9/11 veterans from the Tri-State area. “With a brother serving in the Marine Corps, helping our veterans is not only the right thing to do, but it is a personal mission as well,” said PJ O’Connor, Vice President of Client Initiatives at OC Reilly. “We’re proud to support IAWF in this way.”
OC Reilly Supports 50th Anniversary of Journalism at IUP
(March 23, 2022)–OC Reilly has provided sponsorship support to the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Journalism and Public Relations Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The company’s gift will go toward work being performed by current IUP students to produce a written history of the program, along with a celebratory video, a commemorative bench on campus, and a permanent display of documents and awards. “Our marketing and communications efforts over the years have benefitted directly from alumni of the IUP Journalism and PR program,” said Vicki White, Vice President of Operations. “We’re happy to help commemorate the legacy there.”
The Ireland Funds Receives OC Reilly Sponsorship Support
(February 28, 2022)–OC Reilly is a sponsor of The Ireland Funds, an organization dedicated to harnessing the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education, and community development there, and among Irish communities around the world. “In just one example, The Ireland Funds established a pandemic response resource that has provided relief to more than 140 organizations, including one that has served more than 250,000 nutritious meals to inner city children in Dublin,” noted Bill O’Connor, OC Reilly President and CEO. “It is our great privilege to help support this worthy cause.”
Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Again Receives Support
(Feb. 25, 2022)—For the second consecutive year, OC Reilly participated at the Foundation’s Society level with a gift to the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF). Through CRHF, the health system provides high-quality health care close to home for its patients and families across southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Mother/Baby Care and the Cardiology fund at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare will benefit from the OC Reilly gift. “Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and OC Reilly have a very important relationship,” said Bill O’Connor, president and CEO of OC Reilly, Inc. “Supporting a team that remains a key resource for families in the community, from the birth of a child to coping with a life-threatening illness, is both gratifying and well-deserved.”
Filipino Medical Students Benefit from UERM Fund, Supported by OC Reilly
(Oct. 26, 2021)–Medical students in the Philippines are being assisted by a new “Study Now, Pay Later” fund established through the UERM Foundation, an association in that nation dedicated to developing physicians to serve its areas of underprivileged populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for this private student loan program, with more than 90 medical students facing the possibility of dropping out of their training due to lack of funding. OC Reilly has donated to the UERM Foundation in the past to support its humanitarian efforts, and has done so again to help strengthen the loan program for medical students. “Our clients include individuals who have benefited in the past from the positive impact of the UERM Foundation,” said OC Reilly President and CEO Bill O’Connor. “It is incumbent on us, as good partners, to show our appreciation by helping to fund this organization and the good work it continues to perform.”
OCR Team Runs in Chesapeake ‘Bra-ha-ha 5K Run/Walk’
(September 11, 2021)–Members of the OC Reilly team participated in the “Bra-ha-ha 5K Run/Walk 2021,” a fundraiser to provide free mammograms and related breast health services to the uninsured and underinsured, along with enabling advanced breast health technology, at Chesapeake Regional Health. The company also provided sponsorship support at the Bronze level. OCR Senior Analyst, Erin Yeager, coordinated involvement with the cause, which saw fellow team members George Vunovic, Mick O’Connor, and Ray Clegg each participating in the run. Clegg finished with the best time among the OCR runners, finishing in just under 47 minutes. “Breast cancer screening is so vitally important, and should be easily available to all women regardless of their situation,” said Yeager. “Beyond having an enjoyable day finishing the course, all of us at OC Reilly are proud to support Chesapeake’s work to provide mammograms and continue its program to advance breast health in the community.”
OC Reilly Backs PRYC; O’Connor Joins Board
(September 1, 2021)—The Pine Richland Youth Center received support from OC Reilly on two fronts recently. The company donated to the non-profit organization that provides programming for a wide cross-section of young people, and OC Reilly President Bill O’Connor joined the agency’s Board of Directors. “The PRYC has done great work in offering positive programming for young people in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh,” said O’Connor. “As PRYC looks to expand its geographic and demographic reach, OC Reilly is proud to provide financial support, and I am personally pleased to be a part of the Board and to contribute toward building a brighter future.”
Mon Health Medical Center ‘Appalachian Revival’ Garners Support from OC Reilly
(August 27, 2021)—OC Reilly will participate as a Platinum Sponsor of “Appalachian Revival,” this year’s fundraising theme for the 58th Annual Ball, hosted by the Mon Health Medical Center Auxiliary. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Progression Through Postpartum program, to help new mothers deal with postpartum depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Mon Health is one of only 15 facilities in the U.S. focusing on the topic of postpartum depression. The “Appalachian Revival” event features the art, music, food, and recreation native to West Virginia. “We are fortunate to consider Mon Health as a longtime customer and partner,” said Vicki White, Vice President, Operations, for OC Reilly. “It’s our pleasure to provide meaningful support to this fundraising event, which will assist women deal with such a challenging issue.”
OC Reilly Again Supports Glimmer of Hope
(August 19, 2021)—For the eighth year in a row, the Dimond Family will host its Glimmer of Hope Golf Outing, to raise awareness and financial support for breast cancer research. This year’s outing is particularly meaningful, as the person for whom the event has been dedicated passed away earlier this year of breast cancer. OC Reilly plans to participate as a corporate sponsor, as it has done for a number of years. “We certainly extend our condolences to members of the Dimond family on the loss of their niece, Andrea,” said OC Reilly Vice President of Business Operations Vicki White. “Her loss makes the effort to help prevent and treat breast cancer through funding important research all the more important and imperative. More than $300,000 has been generated over this event’s history, and all funds raised remain in the Pittsburgh area. OC Reilly is honored to continue to play a role in this vital effort.”
O’Connor Completes Term on NCHS Board
(July 12, 2021)–OC Reilly President and CEO Bill O’Connor recently completed his second three-year term as a member of the (Pittsburgh) North Catholic High School Board of Directors. Over the course of his service with the Board, he has been able to assist in the growth of North Catholic, with increasing enrollment as well as the level of financial support from alumni and friends. North Catholic also was able to weather the Covid-19 pandemic successfully, remaining safely open. O’Connor said, “The time spent with my fellow Board members, faculty, staff, and students has been some of the most rewarding of my career, and I know North Catholic will continue to grow and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.”
Bill O’Connor is seen here at far left, joined by other North Catholic High School Board of Directors members finishing their terms. From left, after O’Connor, are: Rev. Charles Bober, Kevin Colbert, Dr. Glenn Buterbaugh, Mary Sue Newcamp, and Don Graham. Not seen is retiring Board member Bill Ryan.
OC Reilly Hits Home Run for DiMaggio Award
(April 19, 2021)—OC Reilly has offered support at the “Home Run” level to this year’s Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award, presented annually to remarkable individuals of worldwide recognition and influence. The eighth annual event will be held virtually on May 13 and will honor “Champions of Care” for their sacrifices in support of healthcare excellence and for dedicating their lives to the service of those in need.
“The Joe DiMaggio Foundation does excellent work on behalf of the Memorial Healthcare System in Florida, home of the DiMaggio Children’s Hospital,” said George Vunovic, OC Reilly Executive Vice President, Technology. “We are proud to be a part of their ongoing work through this sponsorship.” Seen here is a sample meal sponsored by OC Reilly.
Presbyterian SeniorCare Golf Outing Returns; OC Reilly Again a Sponsor
(April 19, 2021)–Following a year off due to the coronavirus, the Presbyterian SeniorCare Network (PSCN) will again host its annual golf event at Oakmont Country Club in May. OC Reilly has pledged to maintain its longstanding support of this fundraising event, which directly benefits the residents living at PSCN.
“Last year, we chose to repurpose our sponsorship donation to purchase personal protective equipment for the PSCN team to protect themselves and their residents,” explained Bill O’Connor, OC Reilly President and CEO. “This year, as we all emerge safely from the pandemic, we look forward to participating in the 25th PSCN golf outing and are happy to offer our ongoing support.”
OC Reilly Plays Integral Role in New CCHS Facility
(Feb. 15, 2021)–Work progresses on a new distribution center for Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. The facility, when opened in late 2022, will feature 178,000 square feet, more than tripling current warehousing space for medical and surgical supplies, along with providing a new location for the hospital’s pharmacy operations. Located in Newark, the distribution center will streamline process flow through a new Warehouse Management System providing more visibility and better control of inventory, improved RF-based reporting tools, and greater overall efficiency. OC Reilly is overseeing the design of the facility, ensuring its effective operations, creating new standards, offering retraining to staff, and coordinating inventory control systems. Members of the OC Reilly and Christiana teams are seen here as the facility continues to take shape.
PSCN Recognizes OC Reilly Support with Award
(Nov. 10, 2020)–Presbyterian SeniorCare Network presented OC Reilly with a special medallion to recognize the firm’s longtime support of programs to provide exceptional care to PSCN residents, a task made especially challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Please display this medallion with pride in knowing that you have helped Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in making aging easier for the older adults we are privileged to serve in western Pennsylvania,” said PSCN President and CEO Paul Winkler, in making the presentation. “PSCN has been a friend to our team for many years, and it is our honor to continue providing financial support to such a valuable regional treasure,” said Bill O’Connor, OC Reilly President and CEO..
Reimagined Heart Walk Gets Boost from OC Reilly
(Sept. 23, 2020)–The Annual Heart Walk, led by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Heart Association, will take on a unique flavor this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as supporters will take part in their own locations and celebrate together virtually. One thing hasn’t changed, however. OC Reilly once again will step up as a key sponsor of the November 14 event, with company President and CEO Bill O’Connor also serving on the executive committee led by Duke Rupert, Chief Operating Officer of Allegheny General Hospital.
“The 2020 Pittsburgh Heart Walk Digital Experience, the first ever in the city, brings together teams and individuals all working to eliminate heart disease and stroke,” O’Connor noted. “We’re honored to play a part in this important effort, both through financial support and by fielding a team of walkers.”
NCHS Golf Outing Sports OC Reilly Participation
(Aug. 31, 2020)—A foursome from OC Reilly took part in the 2020 Trojan Open Golf Outing, an annual event held at Olde Stonewall Golf Club in support of North Catholic High School. This event has received financial support from OC Reilly for many years, along with fielding a team of golfers to participate in the daylong series of activities.
“Funds raised by this yearly golf outing go to provide tuition assistance to North Catholic High School students who may not be able to attend otherwise,” said PJ O’Connor, Vice President, Client Initiatives at OC Reilly, and a North Catholic alumnus. “It’s a pleasure to play golf with friends for the day, while knowing that deserving students will benefit.”
Arthritis Foundation Sees Rise in Demand; OC Reilly Steps Up to Support
(June 26, 2020)–With onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for information and services provided by the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has increased dramatically. As such, the group finds itself in need of additional financial support from area individuals and organizations. OC Reilly, as a longtime supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, again has stepped up with a gift. “Record numbers of requests for information online and by calls to the Arthritis Helpline demonstrate the value of services provided by our friends at the Arthritis Foundation,” said Bill O’Connor, OC Reilly President. “We’re proud to do our part to meet the needs of people and families dealing with arthritis at all times, but especially during this pandemic.”
OC Reilly Sponsor Status Maintained for Mon Health Classic
(June 8, 2020)–OC Reilly is proud to serve as a Chair Sponsor of the 21st Annual Pete Dye Classic Golf Classic, benefiting the Mon Health Medical Center Foundation. The event, held at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia, had to be postponed to keep participants safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been rescheduled for Sept. 8. “Mon Health Medical Center provides leading-edge care for patients in West Virginia,” said Ed Moran, Director, Supply Chain for OC Reilly. “We’re proud to provide services to this organization, and am happy to serve as a Chair Sponsor when the event is held in September.”
‘Glimmer of Hope’ Annual Event Receives Support from OC Reilly
(June 3, 2020)–-For the seventh consecutive year, the Dimond Family plans to host its Glimmer of Hope Golf Outing, to raise awareness and financial support for breast cancer research. Once again, OC Reilly plans to participate as a corporate sponsor. “It’s especially rewarding to support the Dimond Family as it continues to help prevent and treat breast cancer through funding important research,” said OC Reilly Vice President of Business Operations Vicki White. “All funds raised remain in the Pittsburgh area, and more than $300,000 has been generated in the prior six years of this event.” Advanced breast cancer screening equipment and advancements in drug therapy have been funded by the program to date.
Presby SeniorCare Sponsorship Shifts to Providing PPE
(June 3, 2020)–Given OC Reilly’s long-standing business relationship with Presbyterian SeniorCare Network (PSCN), the firm usually offers sponsorship support to the annual golf event at Oakmont Country Club, which directly benefits the residents living at PSCN. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the golf event being cancelled. Nonetheless, OC Reilly – determined to assist the long-term care facility during the crisis – chose to repurpose its sponsorship donation to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for the PSCN team to protect themselves and their residents. Sharron Kaczynski, CFRE, Development Director for the Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation, wrote in her recent letter to OC Reilly, “We are so very thankful for your support.”