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The Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation
16027 Brookhurst Street, I-243
Fountain Valley, CA 92708


MCMF Facts and Details

The Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation (MCMF) was founded in 2010 and is comprised of and managed by Cwiertny family members and selected close friends of Matt. These individuals suffered along with Matt during his difficult battle with EBV, EBV-HLH and NK T-Cell lymphoma and are dedicated to the elimination of EBV and EBV-associated diseases. All activities of the MCMF are currently directed and managed by a Board of Directors, made up of 3 Officers and 9 Directors. 

MCMF Officers:
Christine E. Cwiertny, President and Director
Anthony J. Cwiertny, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mary Alice Cwiertny, Secretary and Director

MCMF Directors:
Eric M. Cwiertny, MMT Program Manager
Michele Cwiertny, MMT Program Manager
Scott M. Cwiertny
Elizabeth Cwiertny
David M. Cwiertny
Kelly Cwiertny
John Brubaker
Amy O’Connell
Michael Morris


Charitable Status

The Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation has been determined to be a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and is therefore exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions to the MCMF are tax deductible under Section 170 of the Code. The MCMF is qualified to also receive tax-deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The MCMF is registered with the state of California Registry of Charitable Trusts, and has been assigned registration number CT0167836.

The Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation’s Federal Tax Identification No. is 27 - 3119447

Articles Of Incorporation

This corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue law (the “Code”). The specific and primary purposes of this corporation are (1) to improve the quality of life for adolescents and young adults (“AYAs”) with cancer, primarily those in the fifteen (15) to twenty-nine (29) age range; (2) raise funds for medical research and education to support treatment and cures for AYAs with cancer, primarily those with blood cancers and cancers induced or associated with the Epstein-Barr Virus (“EBV”), including Epstein-Barr virus-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (“HLH”) and NK T-cell lymphoma; and (3) to raise awareness among and support education of the public regarding the need for research into AYA cancers, as well as EBV-associated diseases and the need to find cures for these deadly diseases.