Providing Services & Care to Families Coping with Life-Threatening Illness or Bereavement

Providing Services & Care to Families Coping with Life-Threatening Illness or Bereavement

Who is Risa?

 

Risa Singer Rosengard was a talented, loved and admired woman from Needham, Massachusetts, who was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She died tragically at age 39 in 2006, from complications of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Risa was proud of both her family and her career.  She left behind two beautiful, bright daughters Mia and Olivia, ages 5 and 3, and her beloved husband Glenn.  During her successful tenure at Bank of America (first, as BayBank, then as Bank of Boston, then as Fleet Bank), Risa held the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing. Throughout her 15-year career, she had a keen focus on the youth market.

Risa bravely faced her illness and undertook an ambitious and risky stem cell transplant procedure in 2005. While recovering from one of many recurring treatments, Risa imagined an organization dedicated to helping children like her own two young girls cope with the related effects of her devastating illness.

Following her tragic and untimely passing, based upon the blueprint she envisioned, the Foundation was created in her memory by her husband Glenn, her brother Alan Singer, her sister the late Dr. Gail Harrison, and her mother Harriet Harnch Singer.  Since 2007, we have kept Risa’s Dream alive by supporting non-for-profit organizations that are similarly dedicated to helping children and families effected by life-altering illnesses.

Who We Are

The Risa S. Rosengard Foundation, Inc. is a non-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to helping children and families cope with the devastating effects from a life-threatening illness or bereavement after the loss of a loved one.

The mission

Our mission is to provide grants to IRS §501(c)(3) organizations for programs that support families recovering from a life-threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one.

The vision

We hope that no child or family member will go through these dark times feeling alone or helpless. Through our support, families have access to the critical services they need during this difficult time.

Contact Us

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Address

Glenn K. Rosengard,
Co-Founder/President
15 Hazel Lane
Needham, MA 02494

phone

978 255-7907

Email

info@risarosengardfoundation.org

Online

© 2019 Risa S. Rosengard Foundation Inc

© 2019 Risa S. Rosengard Foundation Inc