The John, Lynne, and Nicole Belli Memorial Endowment Fund is made possible by the generosity of the Belli family, who experienced the tragic loss of their son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in a horrible automobile accident in Atlanta on January 26th, 2001. Lynne Belli and 15-month old, Nicole, died instantly as their vehicle burst into flames. John Belli, who was driving, held on for 11 days with burns over 75 percent of his body before succumbing to his injuries. John’s parent’s, Roy and Sara Belli, through their generosity and commitment to help burn survivors in need have provided a one million dollar endowment to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF) to provide both educational and psychosocial assistance to individuals who have experienced a severe burn injury. Their benevolence provides hope, encouragement, and opportunity to burn survivors throughout Georgia. The GFBF recognizes the value of this generous gift to help fulfill our mission to partner with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.
The John, Lynne, and Nicole Belli Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund provides assistance for students who are planning to attend or who are currently attending accredited universities, colleges, and technical colleges.