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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Dovere + Pepe Piperno = Virtua Health Humanitarian of the Year

Dovere + Pepe Piperno = Virtua Health Humanitarian of the Year

“When I was young, I thought dovere meant something you had to do,” said Pepe Piperno, founder of the Domenica…
Pepe Piperno named Virtua Humanitarian of the Year

Pepe Piperno named Virtua Humanitarian of the Year

Virtua Health has named Domenica Foundation founder Pepe Piperno as its Humanitarian of the Year for 2021. The award recognizes…
Lifting Up Camden’s Youth

Lifting Up Camden’s Youth

The Domenica Foundation pledged $500,000 over five years toward a new youth center for LUCY (Lifting Up Camden’s Youth) Outreach.…