Who We Are

When Karen and Jim DeSorrento's only son, and Suraya DeSorrento's only brother was killed in an automobile accident on July 17, 1997, the DeSorrento family formed The DeSo Foundation to remember and celebrate Justin Andrew DeSorrento's extraordinary life. Jim, Karen and Suraya knew that with hard work and determination, Justin's passions and dreams could continue to be realized by helping others.

With the formation of The DeSo Foundation in the fall of 1997, Jim, Karen and Suraya have had an opportunity to help other young people achieve their goals and live out many of the same dreams that Justin had. The Foundation continues to search for organizations and individuals that will benefit from its help. To date, The Foundation is proud to have helped over fifteen organizations, many on a continuing basis. Since 2001, Suraya has been working as the Managing Director for The DeSo Foundation, and Jim and Karen continue to be involved in each project The Foundation undertakes.