John Cancian wrote -The Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation is a non-profit organization, which provides funding directed at increasing opportunities for under-resourced children. It seeks to accomplish this goal by creating, developing and assisting academic and athletic programs. Each year a number of students are selected as CFM Foundation's MVPs. These students are chosen based on academic and extracurricular achievement, as well as a strong commitment to community service. They must demonstrate a high level of character and a strong determination to succeed. The MVPs are selected by the Board and the award and winners are given the laptop computer and software package to start college with. Since 2003, CFM has recognized more than 170 MVPs.