The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation was founded in 2004, a year after Minette passed away from breast cancer. Her courage, strength and determination during her ten year battle inspired many and was the inspiration for our Foundation. The Foundation, through its Board of Trustees and volunteers, works tirelessly to carry on Minette’s legacy. As a nurse, Minette devoted herself to those in her care. She continued that dedication by offering assistance and support to other cancer patients throughout her own battle. She was involved in many breast cancer organizations helping to raise much needed funding for research, education, screening and treatment.
The Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit status and is registered with the State of New Jersey.
The mission, to keep the spirit of Minette alive by supporting breast cancer patients and survivors, continues. We provide assistance to those in treatment, support research and promote breast health awareness, which is vital to saving lives. We offer scholarships to nursing students at Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing, scholarships to Verona High School Seniors entering the medical field, placing a priority on nursing majors, and a scholarship to a High School Senior who has a parent diagnosed with breast cancer.