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Harvard Investments Supports Ryan House

Harvard Investments Supports Ryan House

Passalacqua Family Honors Daughter’s Memory through Donation Drive

Harvard Investments is partnering with Ryan House, a local nonprofit organization which currently relies 100 percent on community donations as it cares for Arizona’s most medically fragile children and their families. Led by Entitlement & Development Manager Christian Passalacqua, Harvard Investments will be collecting much needed food, bedding, toys and funds February 13 through March 3 for the children and families Ryan House serves.

“Last year my wife and I experienced the miracles of Ryan House at the heaviest time of our life. Our precious daughter Lina received the highest standard of care and empathy at Ryan House and our hearts were forever changed by the blessing of their service during this devastating time,” shared Passalacqua. “We are dedicated to honoring her memory by ensuring other families may also call on the angels at Ryan House when they face the unimaginable.”

In 2022, Ryan House served more than 200 children through their respite, palliative and end-of-life programs through the efforts of more than 705 volunteers providing more than 340,000 hours of volunteer time. Additionally in 2022, Ryan House received more than $2.3 million in donations.

“Ryan House is a safe and joyful place where kids can be kids and families can be families,” explained Ryan House Executive Director Tracy Leonard-Warner. “During respite stays of up to 28 days per year, Ryan House provides everyday childhood experiences, including swimming and sleepovers, to children whose medical conditions make many of these experiences difficult and empowers children to live their best life. As one of only three facilities of its kind in the nation, Ryan House is leading the way for a new model of care in pediatric palliative care.”

How to give:

  • Purchase items on the Ryan House Wish List and drop them off to a collection box at the front of Harvard Investments office located at 17700 N. Pacesetter Way, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 before Friday, March 3.
  • Purchase items on the Ryan House Amazon Wish List and indicate in the Gift Message box, “In honor of Harvard-Passalacqua”.
  • Monetary donations may be made directly through The Ryan House website at Please select the box to dedicate this donation “In Honor of Harvard-Passalacqua”

All items physically donated in the lobby of the Harvard office will be delivered by Christian Passalacqua and his wife to Ryan House after the drive concludes on Friday, March 3.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to invite others to support Ryan House as we honor our daughter’s memory one year later and help Ryan House bring peace and hope to other families facing heartbreak,” Passalacqua said.

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About Ryan House
With our world-class care and programs, we embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family, continuity of care from diagnosis to end-of-life, expert care provided by our prestigious care partners and highly-trained staff and a loving community that offers ongoing support and compassion. Ryan House is the only facility of its kind in the state and only one of three in the country. For more information visit

About Harvard Investments
Harvard Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment and development company with real estate holdings throughout the western United States. Harvard combines experience, integrity, and financial stability to create high quality, environmentally sensitive, profitable for sale and rental communities. Harvard’s Canadian parent, the Hill Companies, is a privately held diversified company involved in real estate development including construction and leasing of commercial office buildings and retail properties, oil and gas production and distribution, broadcasting, surety bonding, and insurance. In 2023, The Hill Companies celebrates its 120th year of continuous family ownership and operation. To learn more visit

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