2nd Annual Community of Hope Award recipientsPosted: September 17, 2013
The recipients of this year’s “Community of Hope Award” will be Frank and Colleen Foti.
Frank and Colleen Foti are parents to Tom, 22 and Brian, 20. In 1995, Brian was diagnosed with classic autism and mental retardation. Through their family’s highs and lows, they have been steadfast in their passion, determination and, at times, humor. Frank and Colleen founded AALIVE, a 501c (3) non-profit whose mission is to create social and awareness opportunities to and for individuals with special needs. Five years after its conception, AALIVE (Adults With Autism: Living with Independence, Value and Esteem) has provided thousands of awareness and social events for individuals and families with special needs in the greater Philadelphia area, and has raised more than $250,000 to continue providing opportunities for continued learning and happiness.