Register to be an organ, tissue, bone, cornea donor here on Organdonor.gov


We are an arts org.

We bring professional and emerging artist together to raise funds and awareness

to important critical issues and causes. 

We champion the importance of organ donor registration.  Why? #4AJ 

501(c)3 not for profit 

Co- Founder Christine Perrelli speaks with Donna Drake giving her Why?


The AJ Project is proud to announce the projected April 2022 launch of the Donation for Donors program. (Webpage is under construction)

This initiative will offer services to organ, tissue and eye donor families

as the sit bedside while their loved ones are on the path to donation.  


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With the help of professionals and volunteers, our Create from the Heart programs have connected music, dance and visual arts to important causes especially organ donation awareness. Since 2017 we have hosted a variety of events. 

Click Here to watch The Create from the Heart Dance. This dance was inspired by a recording of AJ Perrelli's heartbeat taken just hours before he gave the gifts of life through organ donation. 

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pictured: Cristina Tumillo  Kerry Ann McManuas (choreographer) Christine Perrelli, Donor mom and AJP founder, Chris Mankens, Music by Jarvis Green

LIVE LIFE GIVE LIFE Video/ AJP Produced for Create from the Heart Campaign


Why The AJ Project? The simple answer is #4AJ.  

AJ_head_beard.JPGWhen AJ passed away a fund was set up to help with his burial costs. After all was done there was $800 still in the account.  AJ's mother promised that any remaining money would be put into a fund for the arts in honor of AJ. Eight years later AJ's gifts are still giving through artistic creation and organ donor awareness campaigns. 

This project exists as an extension of our namesake AJ Perrelli's love of creating and connecting those who create. AJ was a professional dancer, singer, actor and stage performer who passed away at the young age of 26. His final casting call was as an organ donor. Because of AJ both in life and after his death people world wide were inspired to pursue their passions for the the arts and also sign up as organ donors.

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How can you help?

  • Become a part of our community of artists and supporters. Contact [email protected] 
  • Apply to sit on our board of directors or advisory council- send inquiries to [email protected]
  • Donate money, raffle items for our annual event, time, talent and your friends lists!
  • Create an event to benefit the TAJP or have a house party and invite your friends to learn more about The AJ Project

    Like AJ, The AJ Project is a cheerleader, fundraiser, networker and supporter to the creative arts community. Because of AJ, our project fuels the passions of emerging artists by providing support, friendship, tools and resources while creating content and awareness for important causes. 

The AJ Project is dedicated to the memory of Anthony "AJ" Perrelli (AJ's story)  
August 5, 1987 - October 16, 2013

The AJ Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

National registration for organ, tissue, bone and cornea donation at Organdonor.gov

Donate to the AJ Project here @give4AJ