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?

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. The AJ Project was born.

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.

Join our community

ajlogopic.JPGHow can you help?

  • Become a part of our community of artists and supporters
  • Partner with us as a mentor or offer your talents as master class presenter-
  • Apply to sit on our board of directors or advisory council- send inquiries to Christine@4theajproject.org
  • 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 community. Because of AJ, our project fuels the passions of emerging artists by providing support, friendship, tools and resources.

    In life and as a performer AJ wasn't famous. He was however infamous. He walked into a room and you remembered him.  He was the life of the party and the never enough kid. He never wanted the fun to end and made sure everyone was in on his fun. No matter how much fun he had when he performed, rehearsed, acted or sang on stage he was the ultimate professional. He gave it his all.  

    If you were lucky enough to see him on stage you would instantly point him out.  He had "IT" and because of "it" and so many years of dedication and training he was able to support himself as a creative artists.  That is a true accomplishment.

    When the news of his injury got out the stories of his love and support for each and every one of the people he touched went viral. When he was in the hospital thousands of messages were posted on his social media. Hundreds of visitors came to his bedside and when it was determined that he was on a journey to brain death and his gifts as an organ donor the support for him and his family exponentially grew. 

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.

  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 01:00 PM · $40.00 USD

    Knicks Tix Raffle


    Not Attending? Buy a raffle ticket!

    Your purchase of this raffle is considered a donation.

    $40.00 entitles you to an entry to the Knicks vs Pistons Raffle to be held on

    April 6th, 2019 at the Create from the HeART Fundraiser

    The Game is April 10th, 2019 at Madison Square Gardens

    Winner will receive 2 Lexes Club Seats which includes dinner for 2 and non alcoholic beverages with a $20.00 per ticket credit toward alcohol or merchandise.  

    These tickets were donated to The AJ Project and should not be sold and can not be exchanged. The AJ Project has no control over venue or tickets. For any additional questions on tickets please call Madison Square Gardens.  

    All raffle purchases are final. Estimated approximate value of donation: $1500.00 


    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 this or your generous donation. 




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    Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 01:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Terrace on the Park in Flushing, NY

    2019 CFH Buy Tkts/Sponsor/Raffle


    3rd annual Create From the HeART

    contact Christine@4theajproject.org to become part of our team 


    For each ticket purchased you will be placed in a drawing on April 6th for

    • 2 Lexus Level BOX SEAT tickets to the New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons game on April 10, 2019 at Madison Square Garden. (Approx value $1500.00)

    This amazing raffle includes a $20 complimentary credit for food, beverage or merchandise. (tickets can not be sold)

    As an attendee you can purchase additional chances at the 3rd annual friend raiser event for $10 onsite.

    (Credit cards will be accepted onsite)

    Can't attend but want to buy a chance Knicks Tix Raffle ?  

    $40 gives you an equal chance at the raffle.

    Link to online raffle purchase

    Create from the Heart is an annual showcase held in Queens NY featuring a live band, professional and emerging creative artists and friends old and new coming together to raise funds and awareness to the need for Organ Donation Registration.

    The event supports efforts made by the AJ Project to connect creative artists to critical issues and causes.

    We pay homage to its namesake AJ Perrelli as an artist and organ donor and honor those who gave the gift of life as well as received.

    This event is open to the public and Family friendly. Saturday April 6th, 2019 from 1-5 at The Terrace on the Park.  Suggested donation is $70. Event Sponsorships and raffle/auction donations accepted now. Live entertainment, buffet meal and cash bar.

    Scroll down for tickets.


    Enjoy Live music, song and dance, auctions and raffles.  

    Need more info?  Contact Christine@4theajproject.org

    Proceeds benefit The AJ Project 


    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.

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