making a difference

A tribute to Andrew P. Klein

visionary leader, volunteer, and benefactor

Andy Klein

Andy’s dedication to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) included his service on the UM UCH and its Hospitals’ Boards of Directors since 2004 and the UCH Foundation Board of Directors since 2003. He served as Vice Chairperson of the UCH Foundation Board since 2015 and was the founding Chair of the Senator Bob Hooper House Board located in Forest Hill.

Andy was serving as an honorary chair of the Your Health, Our Mission: Caring for Our Families Together campaign where he was a visionary and leading proponent of the Harford Crisis Center as well as a generous supporter.

Gifts made in his memory will support UM UCH’s community health care mission, a mission that was most important to him and to his family.


Your Health, Our Mission

Caring for Our Families Together

Tomorrow… it’s a simple eight-letter word that defines the very reason we exist. The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation supports University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s (UM UCH) mission to improve the health of people in our community by providing high quality health care to all.

Our ability to maintain that commitment requires that we think beyond today and focus on our future—in essence, all of the “tomorrows” to come.

It is with your support that patients and their families know that when they choose UM UCH, they have access to highly skilled physicians who utilize the most advanced technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that are both comfortable and conducive to healing.

Your Health, Our Mission Logo

Two Goals, One Health Care Mission

for Our Community


Strengthen Our Services through

Integrated Programs and Technology

Providing high quality care for our neighbors requires the collaboration and support of our entire community.
Private and philanthropic funding allows us to meet the diverse needs of Harford County, offering flexible and affordable care close to home.

Cancer Lifenet

Cancer LifeNet

As part of the Kaufman Cancer Center, Cancer LifeNet connects patients with experts, support teams, and communities of survivors to create a holistic approach to treatment and care for patients and families who need it.

Senator Bob Hooper House

Senator Bob Hooper House

At the Hooper House, professionals with specialized expertise serve both residents and their families with a coordinated program of hospice care and support services, helping them through issues with end-of-life care.

senator bob hooper house
Innovation & Technology

Innovation & Technology

Establishing a Technology and Innovation Fund at UM UCH will ensure that we have state of the art technology, equipment, and tools to provide the best local programs to patients and families when they need it.

innovation & technology

Reshape Behavioral Health Care

in Harford County

The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center

Through the The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, UM UCH and its partners will move our community from a current state that lacks access to a future state of coordinated care which will make a difference, much like Cancer LifeNet does for so many.

The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center

Together we will pave the way for a
strong and healthy community.

Reported Last Year in Harford County

lives lost due to overdose;
third leading cause of death
lives lost
due to suicide
percent higher suicide rate
than the state average
percent more newborns exposed
to maternal drug and alcohol than the state average

“We share a responsibility to provide
compassionate care close to home.”

– Albert J. A. Young, Esq, Chairman of Foundation Board

“You are never taller than when you are bending over to help someone else.”

– Senator Bob Hooper
Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

November 29-30, 2019

Bel Air Armory
A holiday-spirited, annual family-friendly event showcasing decorated trees and gingerbread houses for sale by silent auction, holiday entertainment, kids crafts, and much more.

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

November 30, 2019

Looney’s Pub, Bel Air
Join friends, families, and neighbors for a breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and refreshments, while supporting a great cause.

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We need you, our friends and neighbors,

to join us in this effort to help care for families throughout our community.