Who We Are

We are an ordinary group of people on an extraordinary mission to bring the magic and meaning of childhood into the lives of children who have been impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect.


The Wonderfund is a private nonprofit, 501(c)3 serving kids engaged with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.  We provide comfort and dignity to 53,000 children who have been impacted by abuse and neglect.

Our services include providing emergency aid services, enrichment opportunities, everyday essentials such as toiletries and school supplies, access to cultural experiences across the Commonwealth, holiday gifts and more! 

We believe that every child deserves to experience the wonder of being a kid.


Research shows that children who experience 6 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as abuse and neglect, are more likely to suffer from addiction, mental health issues, chronic illness, and early death. By supporting children who have experienced childhood trauma, the Wonderfund can help them build resiliency, confidence, and agency over their own lives. We can help them overcome significant obstacles and increase their chance of becoming healthy, happy adults.


The Wonderfund strives to help every child involved with the Massachusetts DCF experience hope, confidence and joy.

Moments that Matter

Iron Mountain’s Holiday Gift of Giving tradition had a modest origin in 1999. Employees provided Christmas gifts for a small number of children in the care of the DCF Park Street Office.
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View photos from our event with Kyle Van Noy!

Founding & Supporting Partners

Charitable partners are the key to this life-changing work. The experiences and essentials they provide help DCF children build resiliency and confidence—and most importantly, let them be kids.

Board of Directors

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Linda Spears

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Michael Wirvin, Clerk

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
Robinson & Cole LLP
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Sal Perisano

iparty stores
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Retired Executive Director
DCF Kids Fund
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Anne Citrin

Vice President
Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson
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Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

David Pete

General Property Manager

Lisa Collins

Erin Murphy Rafferty

Vice President, Business Development, Northeast
Suffolk Construction Company
Acting Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Gail Karagianis