Hannah & Friends Foundation

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Hannah & Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals special needs. It was founded in 2004 by American football coach Charlie Weis and his wife, Maura. It is named for their daughter, Hannah, who is autistic. Hannah & Friends owns a 40-acre (160,000 m2) property north of South Bend, Indiana which serves as both a residential community for adults and site of activities for special needs children.[1] From 2004 until 2008, the charity hosted the annual Kickoff for Charity dinner, featuring Weis and fellow past Notre Dame coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz.[2]


  1. ^ Eric Hansen (June 18, 2010). "Charlie Weis Talks Football, Favorite Charity". South Bend Tribune. Archived from the original on 2010-06-25. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "ND Coaches' Kickoff for Charity". hannahandfriends.org. 2008. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 

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