The JDJ Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit providing financial assistance and support to the sick and underprivileged in our community.
(As of 2018, we have notified the IRS of our intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to our Foundation.)
Our charitable initiatives include funding leading cancer research, providing financial support to families battling cancer, granting scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have been affected by cancer, giving wheelchairs to children with physical limitations, and leading unique volunteer experiences for our Loving Heart Society members.
Who We Are
Our History: The late Joseph and Donna Marie Blauvelt had a vision for the JDJ Charitable Foundation some years ago. Their intention was to create a broad-based charitable foundation that would help those in their surrounding community in many different ways.
After Joseph and Donna both passed away from long fights with cancer, we started hosting fundraising and volunteer events in their name to make their vision a reality. We became a public charity in 2018 and established our charitable initiatives with the sole mission of helping the sick and underprivileged.
Who We Are Today: Our Board is completely volunteer and dedicated to continuing the legacy of Joseph and Donna. We are a diverse team from the tri-state area focused on helping others:
- James Blauvelt, President
Allyson Blauvelt, Vice President
Joseph Gucciardo, Treasurer
Jeffrey Watkins, Director of Community Engagement
What Defines Us: Unlike other nonprofits, the JDJ Charitable Foundation has a broad reach and provides aid to a wide variety of charities and causes.
From financing playgrounds at schools, serving the homeless at soup kitchens, and participating in cancer research fundraising, we pride ourselves on lending a hand to those in need whenever we can.
We seek to honor the loving and generous spirits of Joseph and Donna Marie Blauvelt by continuing the work they started and by being a force for good in our community.