Our Mission

The Motts58 Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit organization) is dedicated to honoring the legacy of a true American hero Mario “Motts” Tonelli by providing funding for both educational scholarships and youth organizations focused on developing one’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors to promote health and an appreciation of being a caring citizen.

The foundation seeks to promote the qualities exemplified by Motts in supporting these ideals:


Our Goals

1. Develop youth athletic and education programs that aim to promote health and a positive mental outlook focused on being a responsible citizen.

2. Provide scholarship funding and/or an education award to a recent nursing school graduate in practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a continuing education program.

3. Provide scholarship funding for a medical school graduate pursuing a career in primary care at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with a gift at graduation for loan repayment.