About Us


Who we are

Foundation for Faces of Children

The Foundation for Faces of Children (FFC) is a New England-based, not for profit, 501(c) 3 organization. We provide clear, accurate information and other educational resources to children born with craniofacial differences and their families.

The Foundation was started by plastic surgeon John B. Mulliken, MD, and a handful of parents whose children were receiving treatment at the Craniofacial Centre at Children's Hospital Boston. Organizers included Norman and Rita Bartczak, Fred and Polly Frawley, and Robert and Priscilla Bradway. With the assistance and support of Children's Hospital nurse Dotty MacDonald, RN, and coordinator Kathryn (Kit) Mount, initial efforts focused on developing funding for teaching materials and information for parents.

Today, the Foundation's mission has expanded to address not only medical concerns but also psychosocial, financial, and educational issues related to craniofacial differences.  To achieve this, FFC collaborates with leading specialists to provide accurate, up-to-date information for patients and parents, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Our Services

  • Foundation for Faces of Children Cleft Lip & Palate Videos

    An educational video, "Understanding Cleft Lip & Palate, A Guide for New Parents". Also available is our new feeding video "Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP): Helping the Newborn Thrive — A Guide for Clinicians and Parents" (English only).

    Video en Espanol:  This video, "Como Entender La Condicion De Labio Y Paladar Hendido: Una Guia Para Los Padres", is also available in Spanish.

  • Foundation for Faces of Children Scholarships

    A scholarship program for young adult residents of New England who are affected by craniofacial conditions.

  • Foundation for Faces of Children Newsletter

    Our informative newsletter, "Facing the Future." To receive a copy, please click here.

  • Foundation for Faces of Children Events

    Social, fundraising, and other volunteer initiatives including the annual "Paces for Faces Walk and Family Picnic".