The Kelly Cares Foundation was founded by Notre Dame Head Football coach Brian Kelly, and his wife, Paqui, after she battled breast cancer. Their passion was to help others as they were blessed with the means and platform to make a difference. The mission of the Kelly Cares Foundation is to strengthen Communities and inspire hope by investing resources to improve Health & Education. The communities touched by the Foundation are a model of educational success and wellness that provide hope and inspiration to all. In the belief that communities prosper as a direct result of active participation on the part of its citizens, the Foundation actively supports and promotes initiatives that encourage the engagement of individuals in their respective communities. The Foundation also promotes active volunteerism with its community members. We encourage those that want to give of their time, treasure, and talents to be a part of our events and activities to help us serve our mission.