The Foundation for Faces of Children is dedicated
to improving the lives of children with craniofacial conditions, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and other
head and facial differences. Our mission is to provide patients and families with the most accurate, up-to-date, and accessible information about facial conditions,
and to advocate for the best care possible for children with facial conditions.
We achieve this by collaborating with leading
specialists, endorsing the team approach to care
and partnering with individuals and organizations
with similar goals. We are a not-for-profit organization entirely supported by private donations, grants,
and fund-raising initiatives.
Who We Are
The Foundation for Faces of Children (FFC)
is a New England-based, not for profit, 501(c) 3 organization. We provide clear, accurate information
and other educational resources to children born
with craniofacial conditions and their families.
The Foundation was started by plastic surgeon
John B. Mulliken, MD, and a handful of parents whose children were receiving treatment at the Craniofacial Centre at Children's Hospital Boston. Organizers included Norman and Rita Bartczak, Fred and Polly Frawley, and Robert and Priscilla Bradway. With the assistance and support of Children's Hospital nurse Dotty MacDonald, RN, and coordinator Kathryn (Kit) Mount, initial efforts focused on developing funding for teaching materials and information for parents.
Today, the Foundation's mission has expanded
to address not only medical concerns but also pyschosocial, financial, and educational issues
related to craniofacial conditions. To achieve this,
FFC collaborates with leading specialists to provide accurate, up-to-date information for patients and
parents, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Board of Directors