Adam Taliaferro Foundation

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ATF Announces 2020 Appeal Campaign to Support Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

The Adam Taliaferro Foundation (ATF) announces the 2020 Appeal Campaign. When life changes in an instant, the ATF steps in with care and compassion as the Foundation has donated more than $1 million to support patients with spinal cord injuries and their families in the tri-state region along with research and equipment to enhance patients’ quality of life. .

Serving as co-chairs for the ATF 2020 Appeals Campaign are:

  • James E. George, MD, prominent South Jersey physician, former Emergency Room Medical Director, and ATF Board member.
  • Ken Fulginiti, Esq., prominent Philadelphia attorney for Duffy + Fulginiti and long-time ATF Board member and Foundation supporter.
  • Mr. Joe Devine, retired Jefferson Hospital and Kennedy Health Executive and ATF long-time Board member.

Adam Taliaferro was paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in a game at Ohio State in 2000. But three months later, following successful surgery and extensive rehabilitation, Adam walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.

Today, Adam chairs the ATF, which has helped hundreds of area patients with financial assistance for much needed equipment and improved quality of life. Help us by making your gift today to the 2020 ATF Appeal Campaign! With your donation, you will be helping us improve someone’s life forever!

If you would like to donate to the 2020 ATF Appeal Campaign, make your gift in one of two easy ways:


Traditional Mail:

Make your check payable to The Adam Taliaferro Foundation and mail to:

Adam Taliaferro Foundation

c/o Magee Development Department

1513 Race Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Thank you from the Adam Taliaferro Foundation!

Dr. James George Discusses ATF 2020 Appeal Campaign: Donate to Help Spinal Cord Patients

ATF 2020 Appeal Campaign Co-Chair James George, MD, asks that you consider making a donation to help spinal cord patients and their families with medical expenses. Donate at:

Twenty Years Later, Adam Taliaferro Sees the Blessing That Came from His Devastating Injury

By Phil Anastasia

Philadelphia Inquirer

Photo -- Tyger Williams, Philadelphia Inquirer

Even now, 20 years later, there are times when Adam Taliaferro wonders what might have become of his life if not for the injury.

He wonders if he would have made the NFL.

To Read Entire Article, Click Here

ATF Mourns Passing of Foundation Co-Founder and South Jersey Coaching Legend Larry Ginsburg

The Adam Taliaferro Foundation mourns the passing of Coach Larry Ginsburg on July 16. Larry was a truly legendary coach, mentor, and co-founder of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. He also served as the highly successful head football coach at Woodbury and Eastern High Schools, and before that served as Coach at Dover, DE High School.

In recent years, Larry served on the ATF Board of Directors as the Foundation's Treasurer. He was inducted into the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Click here to view tribute article to Coach Ginsburg from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

VIDEO: Learn About The Adam Taliaferro Foundation!

NEW DATE: Philadelphia Eagles, Rowan University, to Be Honored by Taliaferro Foundation During Gala Dinner

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles, Rowan University Athletics, and former Woodstown High School Athletic Director Glenn Merkle will be among the recipients of Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Awards during the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at The Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Eagles will be the recipient of the AAA Award, given to organizations that have, through their generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals. 

Rowan University will be the Recipient of the Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches Award for supporting the Foundation’s mission throughout a multi-year period. Glenn Merkle will be the recipient of the Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for Service and Commitment. 

In addition Independence Blue Cross will be the recipient of the Magee Rehabilitation Professional Services Award. 

The dinner is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ATF Recognition Awards will be bestowed as follows: 

Tickets are $250 apiece and may be ordered by emailing

Your donation to the Adam Taliaferro Foundation will assist those individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families! Please be as generous as your means allow by using the donation button below to make a tax-free donation!

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.

Email your application to: 

Mary Schmidt:

Gus Ostrum: 


Application for Taliaferro Financial Award


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