TONY FOUNDATION'S MISSION
Tony Foundation extends compassionate support to families impacted by all types of cancers through crucial financial aid.
A group of oncology experts carefully assess and verify the eligibility of families for assistance, ensuring complete transparency and confidence that the donations are allocated to the most pressing needs.
Now Helped Over 140 Families!
Brandi Jurecek, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked as a social work professional for over fifteen years with extensive experience providing psychosocial oncology care.
Brandon Pohn is a Regional Vice President of Sales for Salesforce and a Univ of Florida Alum. He resides in Dallas and is passionate about helping grow the Tony Foundation mission.
David is responsible for all strategic business operations including hiring, training, sales/business development and recruiting for the Beacon Hill Technologies Atlanta Office. David has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida with a focus on Marketing.
Gary has over 30 years in sales and marketing Gary is excited and honored to be part of the team. Having grown up with both parents who were diagnosed with cancer, TF and the impact it’s having are very near and dear to him.
Jennifer Asbury-Hughes is a tenured creative executive with experience leading PR, branding, production, design, and journalism initiatives. In her 15+ years of starting and running an ad agency, she had the opportunity to work with several well known brands, earning numerous awards and recognition for her work. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for The Weiss Group.
Jennifer McCoy, CMP, HMCC, is currently Director of Event Operations at GLG, where she has been working since 2007. She provides global support for cross functional teams that oversee In Person and Virtual Events, which provides her the opportunity to work closely with a wide group of diverse teams with different products and roles within the company.
Jody Nash is a Registered Nurse, owned and managed her own health care company, and presently works as a consultant to businesses needing guidance with strategic planning, marketing, sales and business development. Jody is a breast cancer survivor and thriver.
John Vezina is CRO for Carium. He is a technology professional with an entrepreneurial mentality with years of experience. He has a proven track record building, leading, and directly contributing to the company's revenue, partnerships and overall strategy.
Justin connected with the Tony Foundation in 2019, and immediately felt compelled to support the cause. He works in corporate sales working for companies like Salesforce, Splunk and Sonatype. He met his wife Katherine at Baylor University, they have been married for 11 years and are parents to Phil, Melvin and Ruth, two cats and a dog.
Kristine Laudadio Devine is a partner with the law firm of Harris Wiltshire & Grannis where she provides regulatory and transactional counseling for telecommunications and technology companies.
Scott’s career in public relations and marketing started at the Special Olympics Texas. He also led PR efforts at the world’s largest anti-fraud association before starting his own PR firm.
Tim L. Laudadio is Chairman of Bell Environmental, Inc. He founded the company in the early 90's after serving as an officer of three divisions of Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) and was Senior Vice President of Texas Gulf Industries.
Danielle Ponichtera, Director of Development
Danielle Ponichtera graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Criminal Justice. She is now living in Georgetown, Texas enjoying life with her husband and two sons. She looks forward to helping the Tony Foundation grow and prosper!
Tony Laudadio, Executive Director
Tony graduated from St Edward's University in Austin, TX with a communications degree. He had a career in Sales before fighting cancer twice. He is a cancer fighter that continues to fight his battle and his mission in life is to help improve the cancer journey for others.
MVP Monthly Donor
“Tony is the epitome of a philanthropist who wants to help people. He is a great father to 3 beautiful girls, a loving husband and yet still has the dedication to help other families after multiple cancers and surgeries!! Unlike large organizations, I know that my money is primarily going directly to families in need, not to overpaid executive salaries. Tony Foundation has a reaching effect on people’s lives, and I can’t think of a better way to spend my time and supplemental income.” #TFforlife
– TF Recurring Donor, Joe Maggiolino
“He is behind on his house this month and he needs a transplant which will make him curable. The problem is he is lacking financial stability and they’re hesitant to move forward. This grant is going to potentially save this patient’s life. I just want you to know how amazing this is”
— Social worker at Texas Oncology
“If everyone did a fraction of what you’ve set out to do, it would change so much for the better. I believe your work will inspire people to do just that.”
– Aaron Hominick, CEO Hominick Homes
“The treatments that you are paying for could save a life. There’s nothing more to say, you are not handing out money…you are saving lives.”