The Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund, Inc. is dedicated to improving
the lives of children with special needs and their families.
The fund was formed after the tragic drowning of Joey Pizzano,
a wonderful six-year-old, developmentally delayed child who
touched many people's lives with his bright smile and love
of life. Joey's family decided to create a foundation in his
name that would become a living tribute to celebrate Joey's
life. Read more...
How We Remember Joey
had a bright smile, hearty laugh and a love of life that
touched many people's lives. Joey loved his family, he loved
the water and he loved to swim. The Pizzano family wanted
to celebrate Joey's life through the foundation in hopes
that his smile would be seen through the faces of other
children with disabilities enjoying the water and their
View a tribute to Joey...
JPMF receives the Eakin Philanthropy Award for outstanding and visionary contributions to Fairfax County parks! More Video | View Sun Gazette article | View press release (PDF)
JPMF in the News
Fairfax County Parktakes Magazine article on JPMF's Our Special Harbor project.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized JPMF for its
efforts towards enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities.
To access online coverage, click here for the McLean
Connection and the Catholic
The JPMF was awarded "Best in Category"
by the National Association of Counties (NACO) for being
an exemplary private and public partnership program for
its work with Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation in developing
the JPMF Splash! water skills and safety program. Read
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