Who We Are

The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Inc., is a private family foundation supporting charitable programs that empower individuals to lead healthy and productive lives through education, awareness, and research initiatives.

The Foundation was created in 1997 by the late Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the global SUBWAY® restaurant chain. Mr. DeLuca was passionate about providing individuals an opportunity to improve their lives through hard work and dedication, and, in turn, to benefit their family and community.


Today, the Foundation continues to address critical needs in the community under the leadership of Board President Elisabeth DeLuca, a former nursing professional, and her son, Jonathan. By supporting organizations that provide educational, career development, and job placement opportunities, the Foundation is able to help individuals achieve independence and self-sufficiency.


Board of Directors




Suzanne Greco

Elisabeth DeLuca

Jonathan DeLuca

Foundation Staff

Angelika Schlanger, PhD - Director

Judith Fletcher, MA - Grants Manager

Cecilia (Ceci) Rivas-Gonzalez, MEd - Grants Manager

Jennifer Lew, MS, PMP - Database & Operations Manager