President and Co-Founder
Chris was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Loyola-Blakefield High School and Villa Julie College. His passion to cofound this Foundation derived from the loss of his mother, Susannah Federico, to Leukemia in 1995. Chris understands how blessed he is to be surrounded with an outstanding board, wonderful staff and the best ‘cool kids’ and their families. He feels privileged to be in a position to help families, knowing that Cool Kids Campaign is making a positive difference in their lives. Chris has three kids with his wife, Tracy.
Sharon Paul Perfetti
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Sharon developed the idea for Cool Kids Campaign after her interest grew in helping others to cope from the death of her daughter’s friend Annie, killed by a drunk driver. When people kept asking, “What can we do?” to help the family, Sharon spearheaded the construction of a monumental project – Annie’s Playground in Fallston, MD. Sharon wanted to continue to help kids and families with the creation of Cool Kids. She is a graduate of University of Baltimore with a degree in Corporate Communications.
Director of Development
Kristian joined Cool Kids Campaign in March 2011 to fill an important and needed role. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he felt happy to return to Baltimore after working in New York and Philadelphia for several years. Kristian became acquainted with Cool Kids Campaign through his wife, Samantha, a nurse in the Pediatric Oncology unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His background in nonprofit event planning is put to great use at Cool Kids Campaign as he grows its existing programs.
Suzanne Molino Singleton
Suzanne is a native Baltimorean who had volunteered with Cool Kids Campaign since its inception and joined the staff officially in 2012, writing and designing marketing materials and editing the Cool Kids Connection newspaper. As a mom, she feels quite passionate about child-focused nonprofits. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Towson University and is married to Cool Kids board member, Ken Singleton, host of the Ken Singleton Celebrity Golf Tournament.