Education & Scholarships, Health & Wellness, Veterans

Tag You’re It! Foundation

Sebastian Maniscalco

Many people helped comedian, actor, best-selling author and podcast host Sebastian Maniscalco on his journey to stardom. With success it was important for him to both give back and pay forward the support he received along the way. To that end the comedy superstar and wife Lana Gomez established the Tag You’re It! Foundation. Created in 2016 as a way to directly support causes important to the two of them, the name of the foundation, Tag You’re It!, was inspired by the idea of paying it forward while also “tagging” others to do the same. The fund, set up with CCF, currently supports U.S. veterans, Alzheimer’s disease, and children’s education.

Through the foundation the couple have two goals, make a real impact with direct support to those in need and increase awareness and support for the causes. To date Tag You’re It! has donated over $250,000 to various charitable organizations including Volunteers of America, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and National Center for Victims of Crime, Rolling Meadows Athletic Boosters Club as well as $50,000 to provide support to those affected by COVID-19 through donations to World Central Kitchen and to Charities Aid Foundation of America.

The causes supported by the Tag You’re It! Foundation speak to Sebastian and Lana’s personal experiences. After watching his grandfather suffer with Alzheimer’s and seeing the impact the disease had on his family, Sebastian wanted to give back to those affected by the disease and help find a cure. The funds donated toward Alzheimer’s will fuel research and assist with care.

Sebastian and Lana also feel passionate about giving back to those who give up so much to protect their family. The brave men and women of our armed forces give up their lives to protect our country. It was important for Sebastian and Lana to support U.S. veterans with issues they may face following their service.

Finally, with two young children, Serafina and Caruso, the couple also recognize the power and importance of education at an early age and wanted to support on a local and national level.

Sebastian Maniscalco presents a $17,000 check to the Volunteers of America of Illinois to benefit local veterans.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Tag You’re It Foundation. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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