Funding Dignity & Hope in South Jersey

The Domenica Foundation was established in 1991 to honor Pepe Piperno’s mother, Domenica. Domenica was entirely other-centered, filled with compassion and called to help those who needed a hand up. The foundation named for her carries forward her generous spirit by helping to improve the quality of life for South Jersey residents. 

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Education & Youth

Hunger

Housing and homelessness

Community Development

Children and teens deserve a high-quality education and opportunities to develop their interests and strengths.
No one, adult or child, should ever go hungry.
Everyone deserves a safe, affordable, and comfortable place to live.
Strong community organizations develop strong neighborhoods where residents can thrive.

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Camden Students Make Beautiful Music

Camden Students Make Beautiful Music

Every Tuesday after school, you can see and hear budding percussion players like these using practice sets to learn to…
Making Space for Camden Youth

Making Space for Camden Youth

A special feature of LUCY Outreach’s new youth center is “the steps,” shown here populated by LUCY alums and Executive…
Phillies Outing a Hit with Domenica Scholars

Phillies Outing a Hit with Domenica Scholars

What an awesome day we had with Domenica Scholars at the Phillies game on September 24! As you can see,…