Who We Are
Our story is unfortunately familiar to many families. In the fall of 2016, beloved father, son and friend Tony Rossi Bennett lost his life to suicide. Tony lived life to the fullest and has a loving, supportive family. We as his family are now seeking to help others who have also lost a loved one to suicide.
The TRB Memorial Foundation is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization established to provide support and resources for children and families who have been profoundly impacted by the loss of a loved one due to suicide. After a suicide, the first thought may be to ask: Why did this happen? But as a family we have come to realize that the most important question to ask is: How can we help others who have experienced this same tragedy? Moving on from a terrible event is always difficult, but helping others through the same experience is encouraging to all of us. The effects of suicide are complicated and incredibly difficult. This Foundation is set up to help those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one to suicide and need encouragement and support to look to the future and carry on with life.
What We Do
The Tony Bennett Memorial Foundation has 3 primary initiatives: First, we provide financial assistance to families who survive the death of a loved one by suicide. We provide financial assistance and resources for such things as funeral expenses, grief counseling, and other needs specific to each family. Secondly, we support suicide prevention and awareness activities in our community and schools. Finally, our third initiative is awarding scholarships to graduating seniors at area high schools. We focus our awards on students who have overcome all types of adversities such as the loss of a loved one to suicide, significant injuries or disabilities, or other life altering events. This work is made possible through our various fundraisers throughout the year and the support of our community.
Please consider donating today here or by joining us for our next fundraiser.
Our Next Fundraiser
Tony Bennett Memorial Big Bass Tournament
WHEN : April 4th
WHERE : Monroe Reservoir
ENTRY: $200/ boat (1 or 2 person )
Pay back : $6000 GUARANTEED!
The day is filled with great competition, plenty of eats, drinks and some amazing raffles. We will soon have information for entry, lodging and much more. To keep up on details, join the Facebook group or text Kevin Reece at 812-734-5669 (please include your name).
This website will be updated when more information becomes available.
Throughout the year, we do various fundraisers to support our efforts. Click here for information on past events.
Click here to learn more about our other philanthropic efforts.
We set up this foundation to honor Tony’s gentle soul, kind spirit and heart for helping others. Our goal is to carry on Tony’s legacy by helping others in their time of need the way Tony did every day. We continue to be grateful for so many that join us in this endeavor.
On behalf of Tony’s entire family, I would like to personally thank all those who have and continue to support the TRB Memorial Foundation. We will continue our efforts to raise the funds necessary to provide assistance and services needed for those who have experienced a loss similar to ours.
Additional board members: Trisha Armenta, Katie Thomas and Lizzie Mullen.