Foundation 45’s History: Music, Tragedy, Community

Specter 45, the tragedy behind Foundation 45 suicide support
Spector 45

(Left to Right) Frankie Campagna, Adam Carter & Anthony Delabano.

We are a non-profit sparked by tragedy. We’re here in memory of Frankie and Adam of Spector 45. Spector 45 was a band on its way to the top, after 9 years of playing music they found themselves at the top of their game-receiving local awards and filling venues for performances.  But success is no match for internal struggle.  After playing a show on New Year’s Eve, Frankie decided it was time to take his life.  His death caused a ripple of despair in the local community that was only amplified a few short months later when Adam chose to take his life.

We Went Searching for Reasons

We are here in honor of Frankie, Adam and the dozens more of artists, musicians and creative souls the arts community has lost to suicide.  Like Frankie and Adam, Foundation 45 recognizes that musicians, artists and creative types are often at a higher risk for issues with mental health and addiction.

This isn’t just a story, these people were our friends, loved ones and role models.  

In an attempt to find meaning in personal losses and provide the resources our community needs, Foundation 45 is focused on providing help for anyone suffering from mental illness, depression and addiction, as well as those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Our goal is to to stand up against and bring an end to these needless deaths.