About the Face To Face Foundation

The Face to Face Foundation was created to help families and individuals bear the on-going financial cost of cleft lip and/or palate and other craniofacial anomalies.   Most private and government insurance does not adequately cover the on-going specialized care required to treat these patients properly. Many craniofacial birth differences can cause issues with speech, feeding, dental and boney development.  Patients may experience emotional and social issues related to their facial differences. In addition to helping patients access medical care our grants can help a family access important mental health support if needed as well.

The Face to Face Foundation aims to keep funds raised in our  local community close to home by sponsoring families in our greater Charlotte area that are in need. Watch our video for more information!

What Is The Future For These Children?

If  patients with craniofacial birth differences have full access to multi-disciplinary team care, they should have every expectation of living happy, normal lives. When access to  specialized care is limited by financial constraints, it can have negative lifelong effects. Our goal is to help families afford the highest level of care possible so that those smiles shine no matter how young or old the patient.

Face to Face Foundation Non-Profit Board of Directors

The administration and distribution of the funds are overseen by the Face to Face Foundation Board of Directors, who will accept and review applications for funding on a quarterly basis. All Foundation Board Members are local professionals who volunteer their time.

Rick Kapitan – Cleft surgeon, Dir. Carolinas Center for Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery
Andy Shene – Charlotte Metro Area Executive, First Citizens Bank
Erin Kiehna – Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Novant Health
Lucas Garber – Attorney, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

In Partnership with Charlotte’s only ACPA Approved Cleft and Craniofacial Team