Our mission & vision
PROVIDING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO CHILDREN LIVING WITH NEUROGENIC BIRTH CONDITIONS WHILE PROVIDING HOPE AND SUPPORT TO THE PARENTS WHO LOVE THEM.
The greatest wish of every expectant parent is to bring a healthy child into the world. However, recent studies indicate the every year, 6% of children are born with a neurogenetic condition such as Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, or Autism. As a legacy to Lili, The Lili Claire Foundation helps to ease the challenges these families face by providing a unique and comprehensive blend of support services all free of charge.
Lili Claire takes a holistic approach to treating the family as a whole, and we know that, with early intervention, we can dramatically affect the life of a child born with special needs. Statistics show that the earlier a child recieves a diagnosis, behavioral therapies and support, that child stands a better chance for leading a more fully integrated life. The special needs of the child affect the rest of the family too. That's why we believe so strongly in supporting the family as a whole, by providing Sibling Workshops, as well as Parent Workshops.
The Lili Claire Foundation was born from Keith and Leslie Litt Resnick's dream to honor the memory of their infant daughter Lili Claire, by helping to improve the lives of children living with neurogenetic birth conditions, and creating services to support their families.
Lili was born on October 18, 1997. Soon after her birth, the Resnick's learned that she had been born with a neurogenetic birth condition called Williams Syndrome, which would result in life-long cognitive disabilities and medical challenges. Tragically, Lili passed away when she was five-and-a half months old, having undergone an 18-hour open-heart surgery to correct a severe heart condition common to Williams Syndrome.
Although she was only here for a short time, Lili inspired her parents to create The Lili Claire Foundation to help other children living with neurogenetic conditions. Because of the support of people like you, the Lili Claire Foundation is able to provide all of these services free of charge.
We hope that you will join us in our efforts to serve more children living with Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and other neurogenetic birth conditions.
Honorary Board of Directors
Courteney Cox Arquette
David Hunt & Patricia Heaton
Kathy Najimy & Dan Finnerty
Steve & Debby Pearlman
Bruce & Ande Rosenblum
Peter & Andrea Roth
John & Marilyn Wells
Leslie Litt Resnick
Leslie Litt Resnick is a graduate of UCLA. She is a two-time Emmy Nominated Casting Director for her work on 'Friends.' She is currently casting 'The Goldbergs' for ABC. Leslie was named one of Redbook's Movers And Shakers and was also honored by The Special Needs Network for her work with special needs children. She is also a lifetime member of Women & Philanthropy at UCLA.
Keith Resnick is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the American Film Institute. He currently serves as the President of the Lili Claire Foundation. Previously, Keith held leadership positions at Golden West Television Productions, Arlington Television Sales and InterStar Releasing. Keith continues to produce various media projects as well as major live concert events to benefit the Lilil Claire Foundation.