aboutmarkMark's dedication to his family and friends was truly inspiring and his love for children left a lasting impression on all who knew him. This foundation has been set up to continue supporting children in his name.

Mark was above all, a humanitarian. His compassion, intelligence and love created a light in the lives of others that was a testimony to the size of his heart. His laughter was big and contagious and his charisma could not be ignored. The positive impact his life had in this community and the world can and will be continued on through the good works of the Foundation.


Mark WandallThe Mark Wandall Foundation is a 501 (c)3, non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to grieving children who have lost a family member or guardian.

Through our partnerships with Comfort Zone Camp, Children First of Sarasota and our college scholarship program, we trust that we can transform a childs broken spirit into a beautiful spark that will light the way to a happy, healthy and optimistic future.

The Mark Wandall Foundation and Comfort Zone Camp partnership not only benefits grieving children but serves as a tribute to Mark and Melissa's daughter Madisyn Grace, who was born just two weeks after her father's fatal crash.


Facilitating support for children in grief through the following partnerships and programs:

  • Comfort Zone Camp

Bringing youth bereavement camps to the Sarasota/Bradenton area, including annual Grief Summits to aid those working with children in grief.

  • Children First of Sarasota

Funding a program for facilitators to work with 3 & 4 year old children who experienced loss or separation of a parent or guardian.

  • College Scholarship Program

Death often brings a financial burden.  Our scholarship program helps children reach their college dreams.


State Farm: A Promise for Tomorrow. Parents speak to the value and importance of talking to children in grief. Click on the link below for more...
The Mark Wandall Foundation's
Memorial Weekend 2017
Nov, 2017
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