IACKids is ready to help.

IACKids was started in 2012 in an effort to give back to families in the Greater Rochester New York region going through financial hardships due to their child’s severe illness.  While the top priority is being with their child and managing their medical care, the financial burden associated with long term hospitalization often adds an incredible amount of stress.  When children are seriously ill, parents want to be with their sick child as much as possible and because of that they sometimes lose their job because of time away, be forced to reduce their hours, or take unpaid medical leave. During this time, they still have to manage their lives as they did prior to their child’s illness; their other children, home, monthly bills, and so much more.  As contributing members of our society it is important to give back to those in need, and IACKids was assembled to do just that. It is the IACKids goal to empower our community to give back to these families in need so that they can concentrate on their child’s illness and not worry about falling behind financially.

Our community is a melting pot of generous individuals, families, and corporations who have shown over many years to lend a hand to those in need. So whatever your contribution can be, no matter the size of your generosity, we look forward to working with you to help children and families within our community.

Our Mission

IACKids was formed for the charitable purpose of aiding families living in the Greater Rochester New York region who are in need of financial assistance during their child’s long term inpatient / outpatient hospitalization.

IACKids will provide such individuals with financial assistance if they are unable to afford their housing, transportation, and / or medical costs. Through hard work, thoughtful giving and selflessness, and a focus on the needs of these children, IACKids and its supporters strive to offer the much needed assistance to get through these troubling times.

IACKids Co-Founders

iackids founders
Loreto Barbone
Division Director, Business Development at PharmaSmart International

John Butera
District Manager, Peripheral Vascular at CR Bard

Anthony Butera
Broker Owner at Keller Williams Realty

Neil Butera
Director of Sales Strategy at PAREXEL

Nino Pilato
School Teacher at Roberto Clemente, School #8

Board of Directors

Mario Avila
Business Development at PAREXEL International

Dan Berl
Senior Regional Sales Director at Lightower Fiber Networks

Mark Bonsignore
Consultant at Brite Computers & Retired Captain, Irondequoit Police Dept.

Vince Bovenzi
Sales Manager at VanBortel Subaru

Antonio Calabrese (Marketing Director)
Founder & CEO at Boonle.com & Unraveled Media

Achille Cavatassi
Vice President, Commercial Banker at JPMorgan Chase

Nate Chandler
Corvette Dept. Manager, Van Bortel Corvettes

Anthony Cortina
Senior Consultant at Beltz Ianni & Associates

Caitlin Demtschenko (Secretary)
Employee Support Specialist at Paychex

Dustin Fanciullo
Vascular Surgeon at Rochester General Hospital

Louis Ferrari
President at Ferrari Excavating

Leo Iacobelli
President & COO at ESL Investment Services

Jenna Knauf
Owner at Bella & Co

John Marchioni
Owner at Marchioni & Associates

Steve Smola (Treasurer)
Owner at Smola Consulting

Joelle Tomasso
Distributor at AdvoCare

Michael Trippany (President)
Realtor at WCI Realty

Open Your Hearts Dinner Committee

Tiffany Amalfi
Pediatric Social Worker, Nephrology, Genetics & Rheumatology

Gisella Battisti-Young
Graphic Designer at Xerox

IACKids Liaison to Golisano Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Wenger
Social Worker, Pediatric Cardiology