WHO WE ARE
“Live like Tim… Never stop laughing”
That's the phrase that Tim's friends decided to imprint on wristbands that they would wear and share with others. Tim Piazza was a happy young man who wanted nothing more than to make people laugh and make a positive impact on the world. Those that knew him the best, talked about his big heart and his desire to brighten your day.
He resided in Readington Township, NJ his whole life and was a graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School where he played football and was also on the spring track team, taking part in shot put, javelin and discus. He was a Red Devil Ambassador at Hunterdon Central and participated in the school's Teen Prevention Education Program. He volunteered with the Hunterdon Outreach Program to help teach special needs children football, basketball and baseball and took part in the Hopeful Holidays and Readington's Holiday Gifts Program, donating Christmas and holiday gifts to those in need. Tim was a sophomore engineering student at Penn State University where he was actively involved in the fundraising and operations for the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON).
Tim loved spending his summers at the beach with his family and friends, jet skiing, playing golf and basketball, hitting the gym and simply hanging with his friends.
His career ambition was to earn his undergraduate degree and then attend graduate school with the hopes of one day developing state of the art prosthetic devices to help those who most desperately needed them. His personal goal was to one day start a family of his own while continuing to give back to the community, be a good friend and continue to find ways to put a smile on people’s faces.
Unfortunately, Tim's life came to a tragic end on February 4, 2017. In order to fulfill Tim’s life and career goals, and in an effort to give life to his legacy, his family and friends have established a foundation in Tim's memory to help others who are in need. The Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation has been established to raise money to be used to help those who are in need of prosthetic devices (in particular children) and to provide a scholarship(s) to a Hunterdon Central regional high school student(s) who embodies many of the interests and attributes that defined Tim’s life.
The Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation, Inc. (EIN: 82-1366190) is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation. The Foundation is a tax exempt organization within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), contributions to which may qualify for a tax deduction, for contributions made after April 25, 2017