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"Greater love hath no more than this; that a man lays down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 

See the Foundation Update

The purpose of Nick's Foundation is to:

1. Establish an annual scholarship at Wake Forest University  for a Delta Kappa Epsilon young man who perpetuates the characteristics that Nick stood for.  This scholarship will be awarded each Fall into perpetuity.  

2. Spearhead a "Cause to Save Lives"  in Rhode Island, starting with Brenton State Park where Nick lost his life and taking the Cause  throughout the state of Rhode Island.  It is illegal to swim/jump at Brenton Park;however, no  signs or warnings exist alerting visitors to the Park of the extreme dangers. As "As the Ocean State, Rhode Island has a legal and moral responsibility to have signage up that tells visitors to Brenton State Park that swimming,jumping, diving are not allowed. The Foundation has worked very hard for two years to make this happen. On May 5, 2014, Signs were put up by the State of Rhode Island saying “No swimming or diving” is allowed at the area where Nicholas lost his life in Brenton State Park. The treacherous conditions that can come up so suddenly at this point should have made this area off limits for visitors long before our tragedy. Our hope is that by the efforts of the Foundation, another family will be spared the tragedy we have faced. As Olivia said in the TV interview on WPRI two days after the signs were erected, “ If these signs save one life or multiple lives, it will be a great honor in my brothers' name.” The Foundation will continue to work for enforcement of the signs and water safety in Nicholas’ name.

3. Keep Nick's legacy alive by  contributing Foundation funds to those disciplines that Nick touched, i.e. Soccer, Community Service,  Athletics and Elementary/High Schools he attended.  Awards will be given in Nick's name to  acknowledge those who exemplify Nick's characteristics he lived by and by which he touched  so many in such a positive way.


Night Out for Nops.  New York City, February 22,2014. Annual  Foundation fundraiser at the Yale Club.

Connor Stutts, 2014 recipient of the Westminster School Nick Napolitano “No Greater Love” Memorial Award.

NYO Nick Napolitano “Best Buddy” award recipients, Sam Moss and Chad Davis.  ( see photo gallery for additional information )

Video link for WPRI-TV, Providence Rhode Island, May 6, 2014.  Nick’s family and the Foundations’s attorney talks about the recently installed signage at Brenton State Park.

Signage erected in May, 2014 with the goal to “Save Lives”.

Braves Night for the Christopher League, which the Foundation helps fund.

Nick is Everywhere. Please continue to send pictures so we can fill in the globe. Nick's passion was travel and he IS with us. Send pictures to with your name and location.

Hoovers Blue Sox with Joey and Will. See photo gallery for more information

Soccer in the streets annual award to a volunteer , The Nick Napolitano Leadership  Award"
Kiambi Thompson  Receiving   the first annual Leadership award. Flag flown in honor of Nick by Pete Adams, a former DKE Wake Forest, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Annual DKE convention. Bryan Lang 2014 recipient of the Nick Napolitano Outstanding President’s award


*The Nicholas Val Napolitano Memorial Fund is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, Tax I.D. Number 45-3137912.

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