Adam Taliaferro was paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in a game at Ohio State in 2000. After spinal-fusion surgery, doctors told Adam's parents their son would probably never walk again. Three months later, the miracle was completed as Adam walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. Today the miracle continues as Adam embarks on a career with one of the world's largest phamrmacetical companies!
Welcome to the home page of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation!
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.
Over the years the Foundation has established itself as one of the most prestigious sports organizations of its kind, and with continued public support and interest, the ATF will continue to positively impact the local sports scene!
Be sure to click on the pages and news items on this web site to learn more about the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. And make sure to support the Foundation financially as we carry out our mission to help others with spinal cord injuries.
GLASSBORO -- Rosters have been announced and are attached for the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation--South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) Blue-White All-Star Classic.
The annual game will be played July 2, 2014 at Rowan University in Glassboro at 7 p.m., and proceeds will benefit the Adam Taliaferro Foundation.
A press conference will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 1 p.m., at Rowan University in Glassboro to introduce those players selected for the annual All-Star Football Classic.
The press conference will be held in the Rowan University Student Center to formally introduce the players on both rosters, according to retired Haddon Township football coach Tom Curley, who heads the Taliaferro Foundation committee in charge of the game, which attracted 4,500 fans for the June 2013 contest.
Taliaferro, the former Eastern standout, was paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in 2000. He has made a remarkable recovery and is now a lobbyist for an international pharmaceutical corporation.
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation (www.taliaferrofoundation.org) was started in 2001, and has raised nearly $1 million, helping others who have incurred spinal injuries throughout the tri-state area.
The mission of the Foundation is to not only provide financial but emotional support for victims of spinal cord injuries and education to treat and prevent future injuries. In addition, the foundation provides yearly scholarships to high school students.
For more information on the football game, contact Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.
Joseph Devine, Nick Giuffre Among Honorees
at ATF Recognition Dinner
Kennedy Health System President and CEO Joseph Devine along with Bradford White Corporation President and CEO Nick Giuffre were among the recipients during the Third Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Dinner on Thursday, March 13, at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ.
Devine received the Foundation’s Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for service and commitment during the dinner. Giuffre received the AAA Business Award for service and commitment to his community.
ATF Recognition Awards were bestowed as follows
Adam Taliaferro Award (courage): Given to an individual(s) who has overcome severe adversity in their life.
Recipients: Mark Chilutti, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia
Jesse Devault, Jessio’s Water Ice, Penns Grove, NJ
Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award (Service and Commitment): Given to a person who through their dedication and commitment has assisted the Adam Taliaferro Foundation in achieving its goals.
Recipient: Joseph Devine, Kennedy Health System, Voorhees, NJ
AAA Award (Business or Businesses): Given to a business or organization that has, through its generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals (named after AAA because of its steadfast support and commitment to the Foundation)
Recipient: Nick Giuffre, Bradford White Corporation
Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches’ Award: Given annually to a school or schools that support the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and all the Foundation stands for.
Recipients: Holy Cross High School and Haddonfield Memorial High School
Magee Award Scholarship: $2500.00 given to a college senior who plans to major in physical therapy, Rehabilitative medicine, Sports Medicine or athletic training.
Recipient: Sarah Ernesto, Arcadia University
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation is conducting a Booster Drive to raise awareness of the Foundation. Your tax-deductible membership donation will help the Foundation provide financial and emotional assistance to those individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Click below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a booster and how you can join:
Attention all families and patients needing financial assistance. If you have a need for financial aid due to a qualifying medical condition from a spinal cord injury, please look over the application below and contact a member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Medical Committee.