About Us

Shannon Mora and older sister, Whittney.

Shannon Mora and older sister, Whittney.

The women behind count on me

Count On Me Family Foundation has one goal: to empower and inspire children through joyful programming and community partnerships.

Founder and President, Shannon Mora, was captivated by the impact of special events and programs dedicated to children with specific needs from a young age. She spent much of her youth cheering on her older sister Whittney, who was a regular participant in local Special Olympics competitions. The joy this program brought to Whittney stayed with Shannon throughout her life, so when the opportunity to create a foundation with a dynamic platform presented itself, Count On Me was born.

Whittney remains the heart of Count On Me, even after her passing in 2018. Her joyful demeanor and love of hugs remains a daily reminder of the power of a smile, the importance of connection, and the benefits of feeling like you can do anything.

From left to right: Lilia Mora, Trey Mora, Cole Mora, and Ryder Mora with their aunt, Whittney, center.

From left to right: Lilia Mora, Trey Mora, Cole Mora, and Ryder Mora with their aunt, Whittney, center.