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Our foundation was established to spread the giving spirit of Ari Arteaga by inspiring others to help those in need. We are committed to engaging the community in offering philanthropic support for the present and future needs of individuals encountering life-changing challenges due to medical or financial difficulties, caused by unforeseen tragic circumstances. The goal of the Foundation is to help those whom are in need of support, financially and emotionally, for their medical conditions. The Foundation has also formed the Be the Light Scholarship® to help qualified students in underprivileged economic circumstances to achieve their academic dreams.

Be the Light Foundation® is a public, not-for profit corporation, and is a qualified charitable organization under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Be the light

The Ari Arteaga Foundation – Be The Light derives its inspiration from Ari Arteaga’s short but extremely blessed life.  He lived by his personal motto “Be The Light.”  The foundation’s mission is to help children and families overcome hardship they are facing due to unforeseen obstacles – to shine Ari’s light in their path of need.  

BE THE LIGHT:  A labor of love honoring Ari Arteaga to keep his legacy alive as a beacon of hope for those living in the darkness of suffering.

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“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

- Matthew 5:16
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