Eligibility

How We Help

Pfaffinger Foundation was established to assist eligible employees, former employees, and retirees of the companies that were once part of a corporation known as The Times Mirror Company. Spouses and minor children are also eligible. Although Times Mirror merged into Tribune in 2000, Pfaffinger continues to provide this assistance.

Pfaffinger assists with unforeseen financial difficulties. Specific assistance includes such costs as rent or mortgage payments and medical and dental expenses. For retirees, the Foundation is sometimes able to provide a limited amount of in-home care or meet certain out-of-pocket medical costs, among other types of assistance. Examples appear in Sample Cases. The Foundation’s professional case managers can help with many types of assistance and referrals.

Am I Eligible?

Your eligibility may be affected by start date, length of service, age at retirement or termination, full or part time status, and various other factors. About 90 percent of our clients come from one of the following newspapers:

  • Los Angeles Times
  • Newsday
  • The Hartford Courant
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)
  • The Advocate (Stamford, Ct.)
  • Greenwich Time.

Some of the newspapers’ wholly owned subsidiaries also have eligible applicants, as shown on the Employers’ List. Individuals from several non-newspaper subsidiaries of the former Times Mirror may also be eligible.

To determine your eligibility, please call us at  1-888-339-7460.

When you call, please have the following information:

  1. Name of the company you work/worked for
  2. Start and termination dates of your employment
  3. Birthdate including year

(This information is subject to verification.)