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Alex, Frank and Francesca Pellegrino are seen in their Kensington home, from which Francesca Pellegrino founded the Catholic Coalition For Special Education, which awards grants to Catholic schools for special education teachers. Francesca Pellegrino started the foundation in 2004 after seeing a need for more special education in Catholic schools, and this year gave more than $100,000 to seven Maryland schools, including five in Montgomery County.