In 2014, Jonathan joined forces with his siblings Gary, Jr. and Elise Tessero to begin the formation of the Joan and Gary Tessero Foundation, in honor of their parents.

Once complete, the foundation will provide self-affirming materials to bullied and at-risk elementary and middle-school youth. Students can be identified and nominated confidentially by the teaching staff of their schools through an online portal that will be available on this site in the future.