Built from Love
The Maria Grace Foundation was born of great grief, respect and profound love. In March of 2017, when we lost my beautiful and talented daughter, Maria Grace Trupiano Handley, the grief was just about unbearable. It was out of that grief that I struggled to find a way to keep her memory alive for myself, her two beautiful children, her brother Sean and all of those who loved her so much.
A dear friend of mine asked during my journey into this: what did Maria love most? Well, that was a no-brainer. Other than her family, which she gave so freely and unconditionally to, it was DANCE.
And so, it was. The birth of The Maria Grace Foundation.
Through the Maria Grace Foundation, it is our mission to help children with a passion for dance and a financial need to achieve their dreams via scholarships.