Theresa Foundation

Our Vision, Our Mission


Because children are our future, we believe in nurturing each child. An important aspect of every child is their artistic expression.

A society without art is a society without soul. Art enables us to express our inner thoughts, fears, joys and sadness. Art is a powerful form of communication, whether it be written, danced, painted or sculpted. Our artistic expression tells us who we are, what is important to us, and how we relate to the world around us.

The Theresa Foundation has a vision of the world where art and artistic expression are as important to adults as they are to children. We believe in a world where every child, regardless of ability or challenging conditions, is free to communicate through any art form available.


The Foundation honors the memory of Theresa Alessandra Russo by touching the lives of children with special needs and their families.

The Foundation fosters each child’s unique abilities by supporting programs focusing on art, music, dance and recreation.