Pepin Family Foundation Mission Statement

Pepin Family Foundation strives to engender a positive difference in the lives of our community’s children and families through education and healthcare. We aim to build a better tomorrow through lasting friendships with community partners who will help to serve the most at-risk populations of children and young adults , serving their educational needs at the Pepin Academies. Additionally, we are dedicated to the quest of eradication of heart disease through research, awareness and delivery of revolutionary patient-centered care at the Pepin Heart Institute.


Founded in 1986 with $500,000 matching pledges by Tom & Arthur Pepin, the Pepin Heart Hospital & Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, is the most advanced specialty, digital hospital in the Southeast and has emerged as a leader in cardiovascular care.


Founded in 1999, Pepin Academies started as a foundation to educate students with specific learning disabilities. Pepin Elementary School, Pepin Academy and Pepin Transitional School (post-secondary) offer a complete solution for learners of all ages.


Tom Pepin’s  vision when constructing  TPepin’s Hospitality Centre was to assist  and give back to community organizations so  they can successfully host charitable events  and to help them generate more revenue for  their cause.