The mission of the Foundation is to nurture and empower 

young athletes to be the best they can be and help 

fulfill their athletic dreams.

The Foundation is proud to announce the $50,000 Endowment Scholarship at Pace University is now fully funded and will be given out in perpetuity. Each and every year a deserving lacrosse player who best embodies the spirit of Michael’s legacy will receive a scholarship in his name.

Ongoing Accomplishments for the MJP Foundation

•  We proudly award The Michael J. Piegare Scholarship each year to a deserving student at Cold Spring Harbor High School. This college scholarship is awarded to a graduating athlete who places the team first, encourages and motivates others to be their best on and off the field.

•  Every year we donate to Island Harvest’s Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program that provides weekend meals for those Long Island children that rely on school breakfast and lunch programs. We also contribute to their School Pantry Program, which offers food to students though out the school year in a discreet manner to take the stigma out of accessing food assistance.

•  Every August we make a donation to The Junior Welfare League of Huntington’s Backpack for Success Program providing new backpacks and supplies for children to begin the school year.

•  Every Summer we support the Hempstead PAL Lacrosse Program by funding 3 deserving players to participate on their Recon summer lacrosse team.

•  Each year we are a “Dog Sponsor” for America’s Vetdogs, which provides training to a service dog for a disabled Military Veteran, allowing them to “live without boundaries.” Our Veterans have served us honorably; we hope to improve the life of a Veteran and their family.

•  We provide funding to Sunrise Day Camp of Long Island, which provides an amazing camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings.

•  Every holiday season we participate in Junior Welfare League of Huntington’s Holiday Charities Program providing gifts and household items for 20 children whose families fall below the poverty line.

Past MJP Foundation accomplishments since we started in 2009

The Foundation’s $50,000 MJP Endowment Scholarship at Pace University is fully-funded and will be given out in perpetuity. Each and every year a deserving lacrosse player who best embodies the spirit of Michael’s legacy will receive a scholarship in his name.

We provided temporary aid and housing for Long Island families in need whose lives got upturned by house fires and other emergencies. 

Sponsored players from local towns to For The Love Of The Game summer lacrosse camp.

Sponsored Roosevelt Middle School players to attend a sleep-away lacrosse camp in New Hampshire

Sponsored young boys to attend Army Lacrosse sleep away camp.

Made a donation to the Field of Growth program in Southwest Uganda.

Awarded 5 children their “Dream” week of camp, featuring whichever sport they chose.

Provided a camp experiences at Camp Discovery.

Sponsored twenty 3rd grade children for lacrosse camp scholarships.

Awarded many of the outstanding counselors at Army LacrosseCamp.

Donated lacrosse equipment to kids in need

Sponsored youth lacrosse players to attend FLG Summer Lacrosse Camp. 

Supported boys and girls to attend College Recruiting Showcases.

Funded coaching for PAL Spring Lacrosse in Uniondale. 

Donated to to assist in purchasing Interactive Technology for diverse kindergarteners.

Board of Directors

Therese & Joseph Piegare


                                                            Kelly Belanger                                        Kyle McAndrew

                                                            Steve Belanger                                       Katelyn Piegare
                                                            Valerie Calabro                                       Kevin Piegare

                                                            Andrea Cilmi                                           Patricia Piegare
                                                            Celeste Jacobsen                                   Ellen Marie Viggiano

                                                            Ellen Marie Kreling                                 Vin Viggiano

                                                            Nancy LoCastro