Mark Tripodi, MBA, CEO/Founder
Christi Tripodi, Founder
Mark and Christi Tripodi are the Founders of Cornerstone of Hope, a Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Adults founded in Cleveland in 2003 after the death of their 3 year old son, Bobby. This was the catalyst for their deep reversion back to the Catholic Church. The Tripodi's felt God's call to provide a "place" where those grieving could go for comprehensive support. The vision is simply stated by Mark, "We asked one question. What would have we wanted if our family ever had to go through an experience like this again?" The answer...Cornerstone of Hope. Cornerstone has served over 30,000 individuals and professionals seeking support or education in their 15 years of operation. Cornerstone of Hope expanded their bereavement support services to Columbus in 2011 and also opened a counseling center in Lima in 2014. They have been featured on EWTN's Life on the Rock and Women of Grace, yet their most rewarding and humbling job is being parents to their 9 children.