The Robert James Frascino Aids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt charitable organization whose sole mission is to provide crucial services for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS and to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through advocacy and education.
In 1996 Dr. Robert Frascino and Dr. Steven Natterstad, HIV/AIDS specialist physicians and concert pianists, planted the initial seed for The Foundation when they arranged for an intimate musical soiree in their home to raise funds for a needy local AIDS service organization. Due to the overwhelming success of that initial benefit concert, Frascino and Natterstad founded The Concerted Effort HIV/AIDS benefit concert series through which they, along with San Francisco Conservatory of Music Professor Dr. William Wellborn, have performed numerous classical and popular piano concerts throughout the state of California. To date, these efforts have raised well over $1,000,000 for crucial HIV/AIDS services worldwide, ranging from hospice care in Los Angeles to AIDS education in the primary schools on the Mendocino Coast to providing AIDS medications to HIV positive pregnant women in Africa, thereby greatly reducing the chance they will pass the virus on to their unborn children.
Recent newspaper and magazine articles about Dr. Frascino and his work have appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Heteron ½ and the Los Altos Town Crier.
View Articles Below:
• Heteron Part 1 - PDF
• Heteron Part 2 - PDF
• Los Altos Town Crier - "Devoting life to the fight"
• San Jose Mercury News - An HIV Positive Robin Hood - PDF