Our Story

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-olds, 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

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 families.
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JPMF in the News

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)

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 Herald.

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 more...

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