Elena Piperno

Catholic Partnership School child drawing

Looking Forward, Looking Back

We’re excited about new opportunities this spring that will bring books to communities with no libraries, arts instruction to Catholic Partnership Schools in Camden, and high school Domenica Scholars to the Rowan University campus.

Pepe Piperno with Camden Catholic Domenica Scholars

Funding Dignity and Hope in 2021

Our community partners did amazing work in 2021 with Domenica Foundation funding! Read all about it in our 4-page 2021 annual report.

Piperno family members and Christmas gifts for teens

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Every Christmas season, the Domenica Foundation supports the Sacred Heart Church Christmas basket program and the Guadalupe Family Services gift giving program. We’ve been participating in both since before we were officially established as a foundation!

Photo of Pepe Piperno tasting one of the pasta creations at Cathedral Kitchen

Pepe Judges Cathedral Kitchen Pasta Competition

“Judging Cathedral Kitchen’s pasta competition was a lot of fun,” said Pepe Piperno, Domenica Foundation founder and president. “I thought I had tasted every pasta sauce there is, but these creative cooks came up with six sauces I had never tasted before!”

Pepe was one of two judges at the pasta competition on November 3. “Handmade pasta is always at the top of the list of foods the students in our culinary arts program want to learn,” said Noreen Flewelling, development director at Cathedral Kitchen.

photo of Pepe & Elena Piperno and mobile grocery store staff

Mobile Grocery Store a Success!

“The Virtua bus has been a blessing, since it is difficult for disabled people like me to do fresh shopping. This is a wonderful concept. The selections have been fantastic. The prices here are wonderful.”

photo of Pepe & Elena Piperno with the executive director of LUCY Outreach

LUCY Breaks Ground!

You can see from the photo how excited we were to share in the groundbreaking ceremony for LUCY Outreach’s new youth center on May 20. That’s Pepe and Elena Piperno on either side of Kristin Prinn, LUCY’s executive director–all of us thrilled to be part of LUCY’s expansion to serve more Camden youth.