Welcome to the Official Website of The James Volpe Foundation.

The James Volpe Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization which was created and founded by family and very close friends of James in order to honor his memory as a student, athlete, loving family member, devoted friend and role model.

To learn more about James and our foundation setup in his name, please click on the title tabs and their pull down menus above.

About James Volpe

James Volpe was a player for the Jackson Memorial Varsity baseball team who passed away in an auto accident May 13, 2011. He was really an amazing young man who truly was taken before his time. His dedication to baseball really stood out among the rest.

From the age of 3 years old, James’s character began to mold to cast him into the great and dedicated player that he was. Ever since then he always was looking for improvement and was ready for any obstacle that came his way. From his very first years as a YMCA player to his very last as a Jackson Jaguar and all in between including; Rampage, Holbrook, and other travel teams, James continued his love of baseball with strong devotion. Academically, James was a smart, strong willed kid who truly worked to the best of his abilities, and his grades that followed reflected his hard work.

Our Mission

The James Volpe Foundation mission is to support young members of the community reach their highest potential in education and sports through scholarships and other financial support that otherwise might not be afforded. Through the Foundation, we also extend our support to bereaving families by providing resources to assist them through their time of need.


If you are so moved to help support the James Volpe Foundation with a monetary donation, kindly do so with peace of mind using our secure online link.  Simply “click” the donation button on that page to make a donation using your credit card of choice or your PayPal account.  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all our donors and supporters! In addition to all of our past contributions to the community, because of your generosity we are able to support organizations like SADD and Neural Activity.

SADD is a student run organization with a teacher overseer, which gives students another avenue to ward off potential harmful decisions through education and a series of events.  To learn more about SADD, go to: http://www.sadd.org/

Neural Activity teaches “True drug prevention comes from building confidence over fears”. Founded in Colorado, they are new to New Jersey where we need an organization like them. Please take a moment to watch the video linked here, and if you know of any teens in our area who want to be mentors please reach out to Neural Activity.