The organization was founded in 1998 by Jamie Panetta. Jamie continued his vision and passion to ease families during their difficult times up and to his passing in June 2016. The “J” Foundation was founded in memory of Joseph Novelli and Joseph Giovansci. For over 20 years the “J” foundation has provided assistance to families with terminally ill children. These funds help ease many of the financial burdens that arise when a child becomes ill and or passes away. The “J” Foundation has become known as one of the area’s primary supporters of terminally ill youngsters and their families.