Mission Statement

The Pat Covelli Foundation was founded in 1999 after the death of our beloved brother, Pasquale. 

Pat fought many health-related battles, including diabetes and kidney disease, throughout most of his adult life, before succumbing to his illnesses in 1998 at the age of 44. Throughout his many health-related struggles, he always managed to make every possible effort to help others afflicted with ailments similar to his and those in his community requiring assistance of any type. His strength, compassion and courage were an inspiration to all who knew him.

In Pat's memory, the foundation has been raising funds for several years and has donated 100% of all monies raising to various local and national charities. The Foundation has no employees, incurs no administrative costs, and donates all funds raised to worthy charities, causes and individuals in need throughout our community. All of the Foundation's work and planning is coordinated by friends and admirers of Pat's, as well as those who have come to recognize the significant contributions that are being made in Pat's name. 

To date, The Pat Covelli Foundation has helped many deserving individuals and families meet their basic day-to-day and emergency needs during their battles with extreme personal hardship.

Additionally, some of the tremendously worthy organizations that have received funding from our Foundation include:

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America                                                ALS Association

The Diabetes Research Institute                                                                The Alzheimer's Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation                                                                            American Cancer Society

Schneider Children's Hospital at LI Jewish                                                Toys of Hope

Police & Firefighter's Widows & Orphan's Fund                                       AIDS Fund

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                                                                  Cancer Care

Juvenile Diabetes Research Center                                                             Joslin Diabetes Center

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund                                                                   Miracle Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society                                                             American Red Cross

Starlight Children's Foundation                                                                  Companions in Courage

PitCCh In Foundation                                                                                    Lynne Cohen Foundation

Pat would be so appreciative of all we've done together in his name and so thankful to each and every one of you for all of your continued support.

We can't think of a better way to keep our brother's memory alive and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to do so.


Ralph & John Covelli