Foundation Update - Turning Tragedy Into Promise
To our many friends, sponsors, donors, golfers and followers -
Let me first start by thanking each and every one of you for your support, in whatever form it came, in contributing to the amazing success The Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation (TJPMF) experienced in less than a year of existence. We have all been humbled by your support and generosity. In less than a years time, we have raised more than $250,000, more than $160,000 of which came from the Golf Outing and Dinner event that was held at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club on August 15, 2017. For those who attended, you already know that we sold out all three courses at Fiddlers Elbow (270 golfers) and had a golfer waiting list. We also had more than 425 people in attendance for the dinner, silent auction and tricky tray event. Oh, and by the way, it was a rainy day! We heard from many people that it was one of the best charity events or golf outings that they ever attended and was a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends, all committed to a similar cause.
Since August, we have been very busy recruiting new board members, identifying recipients for the funds raised, participating in other Foundation fundraisers and working on the 2018 golf outing and dinner event to ensure that we achieve the same level of quality and experience for those that attended the 2017 event.
We are pleased to report that in February 2018 we wrote our first check to provide a prosthetic foot to a six-year-old boy who lost his limb in a tragic accident. We are also in discussions with a large, world renowned children’s hospital in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to set up a fund in the name of TJPMF, for which we will make a grant for use by the hospital for children in need of prosthetics devices, which will not be covered by insurance. In addition, we have approved a grant to a New Jersey children’s hospital to be used for children’s prosthetics and adaptive limb technologies, again which are not covered by insurance. Finally, in May we will be identifying the college scholarship recipients from Hunterdon Central Regional High School from a pool of school seniors who most closely embody what Tim was all about. In less than 12 months, we are making a meaningful impact consistent with the bylaws of the Foundation. None of this would have been possible without your generosity and support. Please stay tuned for updates on our grants by visiting our website. We will continue to look for worthy recipients to continue to help make a difference in lives of those in need. That’s what Tim would want and expect. Therefore, our work is not done and we again will look to you for your generosity and support.
The 2018 Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation Golf Outing and Dinner has been set for Monday, August 13, 2018 at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club. Registration for the event is now open at www.liveliketim.org. Please see the golf section of our website and register early. We are also accepting sponsorships, as well as donations for auction and tricky tray prizes. We hope you will support the event and join us for what will no doubt be another quality event.
Once again, we would like to thank you for your support. You have helped turn tragedy into promise for so many others.
“Live Like Tim – Never Stop Laughing”
The Timothy J. Piazza Memorial Foundation
Board of Trustees