Brunell Family Foundation
Brunell Family Foundation

The Brunell Family Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for children and families during a time of life-changing trauma; through emotional, physical and financial support, to better improve the overallwellness and strength of the family or individual.

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"Through the Brunell Family Foundation, Mark and his wife, Stacy, have been active supporters of Wolfson Children's Hospital for over a decade and have contributed more than $1 million for children receiving pediatric and neonatal intensive care. In addition to their generous financial gifts, the Brunell's have also made frequent visits to the hospital, showing their huge personal investment improving the lives of children and their families. We are so grateful to have their support in our community.

Hugh Greene   
President and CEO   
Baptist Health   

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Mark BrunellThe Brunell Family Foundation began in 1997 while Mark was playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Two years earlier, Mark and Stacy’s oldest son Jacob was hospitalized after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection when he was six weeks old.  Fortunately, Jacob received quality medical care and is now a healthy active young man.  This experience motivated the Brunells to establish a foundation to benefit critically ill children and their families.  Every day in our community, many parents and family members are faced with the challenge of their child facing a life-threatening illness.  The purpose of the Foundation is to help and strengthen families during these times.

Since 1997, the Brunell Family Foundation has raised nearly $800,000 for charity.  Through the Landstar Mark Brunell Charity Golf Tournament and other fund-raising events, the Foundation has benefited Wolfson Childrens Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, the Ronald McDonald House and  Dreams Come True.  

While the Brunells lived in the D.C. area, the Foundation was very active as well.  The support of numerous charitable organizations made a huge impact on many children and families in the D.C. community. The BFF hosted the inaugural “In the Huddle” which raised $50,000 for the Children’s Inn at NIH.  The Foundation also sponsored “Every Kid’s A Rock Star” which was the 10th birthday celebration for the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.  The Foundation was also a major sponsor at the inaugural Mark Brunell Classic which benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Other organizations benefited were the local chapters of the American Diabetes Associatio, Ronald McDonald House, Joshua Frase Foundation, Emergency Pregnancy Services, Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

The Brunell Family is now happy to be back in Jacksonville, FL. They look forward to once again make a difference in the community they call home. There are many plans on the horizon for the Brunell Family Foundation to make a difference and help out families in need.