Frank & Rosemary Iovieno

Frank Michael Iovieno was a man with many great qualities. He was a devoted husband to Rosemary Iovieno and was the father of John and Phil Iovieno, two members of the charity’s Board of Directors, as well as Amy Iovieno and Jeanne Iovieno-Jacobs. In addition to being devoted to his family, he was a loyal friend to many. Throughout his life Frank led by example, demonstrating through his actions how rewarding it is to think of and care for others. He made a lasting difference in many lives. Frank particularly loved children, and when Caring for Children was first started by his son John in 1997, Frank made it very clear how proud and supportive he was of this effort.

Therefore, after Frank passed away suddenly in March 2000, we decided to change the name of the charity from “Caring for Children at Christmas (CCC)” to “The Frank Iovieno Caring for Children Foundation.” We hope he is proud of the good the organization has done in his name.

For everyone who has had the privilege of attending a Wrapping Party in the early 2000s, then you knew how Rosemary Iovieno 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, Rosemary became known for her famous lemon chicken and desserts that so many of us thoroughly enjoyed over the years.

Unfortunately, in March of 2012, Rosemary Iovieno passed away. In November 2012, we changed the name of the charity to The Frank and Rosemary Iovieno Caring for Children Foundation.

Frank and Rosemary Iovieno were at their best when they were together, so hopefully Caring for Children is positioned to be even more successful for this incredible effort that helps hundreds of children at the holidays and throughout the year who are suffering from life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.