Chuck Foley Memorial Foundation
Chuck Foley, the son of Chuck and Pat Foley, was a young man brimming with talent, vitality, and promise. In 1997, before he had a real chance to experience life’s gifts, Chuck died of a brain aneurysm.
Subsequent to Chuck’s death, his parents wrestled with exactly the right way to both commemorate their young son, as well as to put his memory to use funding exactly the kinds of hands-on projects that Chuck would have supported – and enjoyed.
In 2000 the Chuck Foley Memorial Foundation was established as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to raising and distributing money to acknowledged charities that will directly benefit the recipients. While the Foundation intends to support a broad range of local and national charities, a common thread will link them: helping families and children in need in the medical, healthcare or human services fields.
To date, the Foundation has made grants to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, which supports cancer and neonatal research and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, which supports research into causes of brain aneurysm.
Grants and gifts will be made periodically by the Foundation, at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, in line with the above stated goals. The Foundation also intends to launch and maintain a well-organized and documented annual fund-raising effort that will include, but is not limited to, a charity golf tournament. In addition, the Foley family and friends will continue to make periodic gifts to the Foundation, as well as donations made in the memory of persons close to the Foley family.
The Foundation intends to demonstrate and build a strong commitment to assist various communities and persons in need – as the best way to honor the memory of their son.
The official registration and financial information of the Chuck Foley Memorial Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.