Kelly Rose Cortesi, our beautiful daughter, sister, friend and now angel, arrived upon this earth on May 30, 1992, and tragically and unexpectedly left us on July 23, 2008.
Kelly’s beautiful spirit, contagious laugh and deep compassion for others was given freely to everyone she met. And in her death she provided a healing gift to so many fortunate people who received her organs. As a tribute to our beautiful butterfly we’ve created The Kelly Cortesi “Touch a Child” Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our vision is to inspire and encourage one child at a time. Our mission is to provide:
- A scholarship to a Putnam Valley High School college bound senior who has achieved solid academics and has exhibited courage, integrity and compassion in actions and words,
- An Irish dance scholarship to a needs-based child in the lower New York area, and
- A contribution to an organization that directly impacts children globally – one child at a time.