Isabella Santos Foundation earns $5,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant

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Tim Flanagan Jr. and daughter Caitlin Flanagan participate at the Isabella Santos Foundation 5K/10K Race. Photo courtesy of MassMutual Carolinas

CHARLOTTE – The Isabella Santos Foundation, a nonprofit that supports families with children fighting cancer, has received a $5,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award program.

The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Tim Flanagan Jr., president of MassMutual Carolinas in Charlotte.

“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, president of the MassMutual Foundation. “We are proud of the time and energy Tim dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”

The Isabella Santos Foundation was one of 32 organizations nationally to receive an award. It is dedicated to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options to increase survival rates of children with cancer so they can live their dreams.

“Funds from the MassMutual Foundation grant given to the Isabella Santos Foundation will go towards the ISF Rare and Solid Tumor Program at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, which treats a wide range of rare pediatric cancers,” said Karen Murphy, sponsorships director at the Isabella Santos Foundation. “These funds will help support the growth of research and clinical operations for the children of Charlotte and beyond.”

Flanagan has been with MassMutual Carolinas for 16 years. He has been committed to the Isabella Santos Foundation since 2017.

“This grant will provide much-needed funding to continue supporting our community through fighting rare pediatric cancers with Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital and the ISF Team,” Flanagan said.