Events & announcements

Meet Jennifer Montalto and Tony Montalto of Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation in Parkland

September 11, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Montalto and Tony Montalto.
Can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. You can include as little or as much detail as you’d like.
Running a charitable foundation was not something we ever imagined ourselves doing, rather we were thrust into it under very horrific circumstance with the murder of our 14-year-old daughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 read more…

#WearOrange weekend begins on June 7th

June 7-9, 2019

The 5th National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend is when we honor the people killed or wounded by gun violence, and survivors of gun violence by wearing orange. 
Renew your commitment to ending gun violence in America and encourage our political leaders to take action. Your voice can be heard by joining Stand With Parkland – The National Association of Families for Safe Schools.
Join us to raise awareness for gun violence and make sure to #WearOrange for Gina and all victims of gun violence on Friday, June 7th. SHOP NOW

Inaugural Gina Rose Montalto Gold Award scholarship Awarded to Jillian Meloro

May 11, 2019

We are proud to present Jillian Meloro the recipient of the inaugural Gina Rose Montalto Gold Award scholarship.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization. Being able to honor Gina by helping others was one of the best days we have had in the past 15 months.



April 20, 2019

Thank you for supporting the memory of this vibrant young lady, who truly enjoyed children and thrill of the hunt on Easter morning.
With your donation to the Foundation, our 'Easter bunnies' will deliver and hide candy-filled plastic eggs in your yard the evening before Easter. We will also leave a sign on your lawn to let your neighbors know of your generous support to the Foundation.
Let's keep her light shining in our community.



March 12, 2019

United Airlines press release detailing the qualifications for the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Scholarship: In February 2018, Gina Rose Montalto, the daughter of EWR 737 Captain Tony Montalto, was tragically killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The senseless act of violence not only robbed the Montalto family of a beloved daughter and sister, it robbed the world of a talented, promising young student and artist destined for great things.
It was from the depths of their grief that Tony and his wife Jennifer started the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation and its scholarship programs, which will award two students – one pursuing studies in the arts and one working toward a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field – $5,000 each. Those are academic areas in which Gina Rose excelled and, through these scholarships, Tony and Jennifer hope their daughter’s legacy will live on through the accomplishments of other deserving young men and women.
United employees’ dependents are encouraged to apply between March 12 and May 1, 2019 Learn more…


Love for Gina

February 14, 2018

Hundreds of friends bought shirts to support the Foundation to show their love for Gina on Valentine’s Day by wearing and sharing on social media #GinaRose


Create a dream catcher while sharing beautiful memories

February 14, 2019

Art Paper Scissors and the Friendship Initiative invite you to stop over and enjoy art and snacks with your friends. We will be providing supplies to create dream catchers and a safe place to spend time with your friends. We have limited space so please RSVP to this free event honoring Gina and Jamie. 

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Pelham Remembers Parkland Shooting Victim, Gina Montalto, on One Year Anniversary Today

February 14, 2019

DeCicco & Sons cashiers and the workers at Pelham Pizza are wearing special T-shirts today remembering Gina Montalto, one of the Parkland, FL high school students killed one year ago today in a mass shooting. Gina's grandmother, Mary Lou Montalto, still lives in Pelham.
The T-shirts, which ask for donations to the Gina Rose Montalto Foundation, were also being distributed to PMHS students while supplies lasted. The foundation awards scholarships and PMHS students in the Class of 2020 will be eligible to submit applications. The cellphone text-to-donate: PELHAM4GINA to 44321 Read more…


Girl scout Gold Award application now open

January 15, 2019

The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida announce a new scholarship available- The Gina Rose Montalto Scholarship. Gina was an extraordinary person; her smile lit up a room, her laughter was infectious and her warm heart invited new friends wherever she went. With a kind and generous spirit, Gina always lent a helping hand, and led a life full of joy and love. She was a talented artist, loved cooking, reading, playing sports and was a top student. As a lifelong Girl Scout, Gina used all of her many talents to make the world a better place.
As a Cadette Girl Scout, Gina earned the Girl Scout Silver Award with her Troop. Gina was enormously proud of this accomplishment and as she began the ninth grade, she was actively exploring ideas for her future Girl Scout Gold Award. Read more…


Hands on Broward and Parkland Hearts Project

January 9, 2019

Celebrating the beautiful art and life of Gina Rose Montalto tonight. Gina was honored at the Parkland Library and celebrated as the "Artist of the Month" by the Hands on Broward and Parkland Hearts Project. A reception room filled with Gina's favorite color, food and desserts was put together by friends of the Montalto Family. Another room filled with kids making donated book marks and truckloads of donated books and crafts were collected to promote Gina's love of reading.
The Parkland Hearts Project honors those lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy on February 14, 2018.

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living water surf school offers “gina week” Surf Camp

August 6, 2018

Gina loved coming to Surf Camp every summer and we sure have missed her this year. Her little brother Anthony and many of their friends have attended camp this summer, and would like you to join them for “Gina’s Week”, August 6-10. This week of camp will be no different than other weeks, except we will be having an extra special time in Gina’s honor, and donating a portion of all registrations to Gina’s Charity.


The Friendship Initiative’s ‘An Evening With Friends’

June 2, 2018

Proceeds will go to our scholarship fund honoring Jaime Guttenberg and Gina Montalto. Both Jaime and Gina were volunteers for The Friendship Initiative who were tragically killed in the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible student volunteers of TFI who exemplified Jaime’s and Gina’s spirit of love, friendship and commitment to our mission, as well as to a child or children with special needs. To purchase tickets to the gala, become a sponsor or make a donation please click here…


World-renowned muralist returns to Homosassa wildlife park to polish mural, and adds a tribute to Parkland

May 6, 2018

…Wyland also added a sea turtle to the mural in memory of Gina Montalto, a victim of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
“I wanted to dedicate this particular turtle to one of the students from the tragedy,” Wyland said of the addition. “I just did a mural with all the art students there. One of the girls was a big manatee person, and turtles, and was an artist, and got killed, and her brother told me that that’s what she loved the most. So I put the turtle in for her. This is dedicated to Gina.” Read more…

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Artist Wyland and Westglades students Creates Mural 

May 3, 2018

“I feel like what happened was really heartbreaking and we’re all trying to heal from that, and a lot of the teachers were really close with two of the students that were at Douglas because most of them just left,” said art teacher Debra Golding. “They were here in middle school.” One of the students Golding was referring to was Gina Montalto. She was one of the 17 victims. Read more…



April 1, 2018

Help support the memory of this vibrant young lady, who truly enjoyed the children of this neighborhood.
With your donation to the Foundation, our 'Easter bunnies' will deliver and hide candy-filled plastic eggs in your yard the evening before Easter. We will also leave a sign on your lawn to let your neighbors know of your generous support to the Foundation.
Let's keep her light shining in our community.

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South Florida winter color guard association gives A very touching tribute to Gina montalto

March 11, 2018

For those who could not be with us, here is the tribute tonight to Gina, Stoneman Douglas and the 17 Individuals lost.