Dedication - Rosemary Iovieno
In November 2012, the charities name had a permanent name change and officially became the Frank and Rosemary Iovieno Caring for Children Foundation. The name change was unfortunately precipitated by my Mom’s passing in March of 2012.
For everyone who has had the privilege of attending a Wrapping Party over the last decade+, then you knew how Mom was a fixture of support, commitment, and passion at ensuring that each Wrapping Party was a success. In addition to tirelessly wrapping gifts throughout the event, Mom also became known for her famous lemon chicken and desserts that so many of us thoroughly enjoyed pounding over the years.
Therefore, making this name change to the charity was an opportunity for my siblings and I to honor Mom, her legacy, and her never-ending love and support of the Caring for Children charity by adding her to the charity’s name.
Mom and Dad were at their best when they were together, so hopefully Caring for Children is positioned to be even more successful now that Frank and Rosemary Iovieno are the namesake for this incredible effort that helps hundreds of children at the holidays and throughout the year who are suffering with life-threatening illnesses.