Today marks the 20th anniversary of Seton Hall’s Boland Hall Tragedy. A fatal dormitory fire took the lives of three students Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota, John Giunta, as well as, injured 60 students and first responders. It is one of the deadliest college fires in U.S. history. 

Additionally, today is the 10th anniversary of The Aspiring Kindness Foundation. We know Aaron Karol would be proud of our achievements and your overwhelming support!  Since created, we have raised more than $250,000 and provided grants over $180,000 to First Responders, Seton Hall’s Fire Education and Prevention efforts, Burn Centers, and The Aaron Karol Memorial Scholarship.

We’re planning a special 20th anniversary grant in the coming weeks, stay tuned!  We cannot do this without your support, thank you!

join us on Sunday, March 29th for a night with the new jersey devils as they take on the carolina hurricanes at 3:00 pm at prudential center!

Our Mission

The Aspiring Kindness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public corporation for purposes of providing Financial assistance to support and enhance the abilities of emergency responders and service providers. Additionally, we plan to support those organizations dedicated to serving the memory of those who have given themselves in our time of need and in support of those individual’s family’s needs.



Due to your generosity over the years, we’ve been able to achieve a significant milestone, we’ve now surpassed $250,000 raised since inception!

Making a Difference

Since we started this journey in 2010, we’ve made 20 grants totaling over $160,000 to support first responders, burn centers, and fire safety programs!

South Orange Rescue Squad - $17,000 Grant 2018

Aspiring Kindness Donates $17,000 to The South Orange Rescue Squad for a New Ambulance

This marks our second grant to the South Orange Rescue Squad.  We’ve now surpassed $135,000 donated across 18 grants since our launch in 2011!  Thank you for everyone’s continued support!
New Jersey Devil - #11 Brian Boyle

8th Annual Kocktails for a Cause

A very special thank you to everyone who joined us to see the New Jersey Devils take on the Las Vegas Golden Nights! You’re continued support is crucial to our success.

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