Front Row Foundation was founded in 2005, coincidentally by total accident. Jon Vroman was sitting in the nosebleed section during a Jason Mraz concert, and as he watched the concert from afar, he became fascinated with the ‘Front Row.’ He wondered how one got those tickets, he was fascinated at the energy level present down there, and he craved to experience it for himself. It was after that concert that Jon Vroman, Founder and current Executive Director of the Front Row Foundation, decided he wanted 2 things: 1) to live a “Front Row” life and 2) to help others do the same.
Yes, Front Row Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our tax ID# is: 20-3318151.
It means to live life to the fullest. Imagine yourself being in the Front Row of a concert… There is engagement, participation, energy, and passion present!
Yes, we accept cash.
There are lots of fun and creative ways that our supporters have fundraised. Some examples include: runs/walks (3k, 5k, 10k, marathon, etc.), spaghetti dinners, Beef & Beer events, bake sales, on-line shopping events with a percentage of sales going to FRF, company matching programs, etc.
Absolutely! An application can be filled out here. We prefer that someone who is very familiar with the potential recipient (family member, spouse/partner, or medical professional) fill out the application due to its in-depth nature.
Anyone who is currently experiencing a critical health challenge or terminal illness. You can read more about our eligibility requirements here.
We aim to secure two tickets: one for the Recipient and one for their guest (typically a spouse or parent). If we are fortunate enough to secure more than two tickets, it is purely a bonus, and we then give priority to family members who reside in the home with the Recipient.
We have 5 staff members who receive compensation. The Executive Director, Board of Directors, and a Advisory Council are 100% volunteer and take pay of no kind. We are an organization fueled by volunteers.
New Jersey, but we have staff in various locations throughout the US. Our Canadian constituents are located in British Columbia.
Yes, email your request to info@FrontRowFoundation.org and a staff member will assist you.
This is our elite group of supporters who faithfully give every month (via an automated program). To learn more, click here.
That is our “Front Row pose”! It signifies passion for life, a positive attitude, and the excitement of living life in the Front Row, day after day. Please consider taking a picture, doing a Front Row Pose, and post it to our Front Row Community Page.
Become an Ambassador, follow us on Facebook and help spread the word. Consider organizing a fundraiser in your area, attending a fundraiser, or complete an application for someone today. We love to hear stories about how people live life in the front row. Get more involved by taking pictures and sharing posts with your friends.