Thomas Brown Alton died of suicide in December of 2004 at the age of 25. We all miss Tom’s wit, warmth and energy. We wonder, as do others who have lost a loved one to suicide, how this could have happened. We believe that Tom suffered from a mental health disorder that was never diagnosed or treated.
The Thomas Brown Alton Foundation was created in his memory by members of his extended family and is operated independently under the aegis of The Birmingham Foundation. It is a private foundation whose purpose is to support activities that:
Grants will focus on the South Pittsburgh area and the Birmingham Foundation will help to identify potential recipients.
If you wish to make a donation, please see the Contact section for details.
He was our son, brother and uncle. Our cousin, nephew, teammate, classmate and friend.
Tom was bright, warm and witty, with an inner light that shone through his smile. He was interested in anything and everything, and pursued it all with excitement.
We hope to help preserve Tom’s memory here through the words of those who knew him. Please share.
We hope you’ll help support the ongoing work of the foundation. Donations should be sent to the address below with checks made payable to The Birmingham Foundation. Please include “The Thomas Brown Alton Foundation” on the memo line.
The Thomas Brown Alton Foundation
c/o The Birmingham Foundation
2005 Sarah Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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