March 27, 2018 jimadmin 4 Comments

The Pink Butterfly Foundation (PBF) was borne of the tragic loss of James and Ryan Painter’s 3-year-old daughter, Fallon Painter. The mission of PBF is to assist families with acute financial needs accompanying a heartbreaking and devastating sudden loss of a daughter, son, granddaughter or grandson. Families are already understandably overwhelmed by the enormity of the tragic loss of a child. That loss and sorrow are only compounded when families lack the financial means to pay for their child’s funeral, burial, and other associated costs. To ensure Fallon’s loving and caring spirit lives on, James Painter’s mission is to offer financial and emotional support, along with understanding and compassion, to bereaved parents and families struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of a child.


The name, Pink Butterfly Foundation, was derived from Fallon’s favorite color, Pink, which she always supported in endless debates with her Dad (whose favorite colors are Auburn University’s Orange and Blue). On the day of Fallon’s burial, hundreds of monarch butterflies hatched at the Painter’s home—an event unheard of in Florida. This was the first of several signs of Fallon being our guardian angel as her loving spirit lives on.

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  1. This is a great foundation and one I could get behind. When you are making good money and like to give back it is always difficult to understand if every entity seeking funds is always actually giving the money (or most of it) to the cause. Knowing someone personally is helpful… Kristina and I give to the Guide Dog organization on a regular basis because we have a love of animals and we like that it helps people AND the animals. I also have a 3 year old great-niece who had a birth defect and is handicapped in a bad way with developmental issues and special needs. I try to help her as I can… But I would definitely support this cause… would like to hear more about it as we move forward.

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