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 


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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Music by Jarvis Green - Choreography by Kerry Ann McManus


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
  • 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 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.

  • Upcoming events

    Monday, November 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $45.00 USD
    Feinstein's 54 Below in New York, NY

    Voices for Change Sing 4 The AJ Project

    BADIENE MAGAZINER VOCAL STUDIO PRESENTS YOUNG VOICES FOR CHANGE IN A BENEFIT FOR THE AJ PROJECT

    NOVEMBER 25, 2019

    https://54below.com/events/young-voices-for-change/

    254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019 [MAP]

    Tickets & Info: (646) 476-3551

    Tickets $45 - $85  - Doors open at 5:00pm.

    Additional food & beverage minimum of $25

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    Back by popular demand after sold-out performances! Join internationally acclaimed singer and voice teacher, Badiene Magaziner, Juilliard alumna and current Juilliard faculty member, for an evening of Broadway and pop favorites, with Young Voices for Change, a group founded by Badiene to give singers a platform to use their talents for social awareness. The group, comprised of Magaziner Vocal Studio Broadway performers and future Broadway stars, will raise funds for the AJ Project, founded by Christine Perrelli in memory of her son, AJ Perrelli. AJ, a professional dancer, singer, and actor, had just came off tour with The Village People when he passed away from an unexpected head injury at the age of 26. Posthumously, AJ saved many lives by donating his organs to worthy recipients. The foundation brings creative artists of multiple disciplines together to create initiatives that promote organ donor education and awareness. Rick Rea, Music Director.

    Badiene’s “Broadway Babies,” 

    Will Coombs (The Ferryman, A Bronx Tale, Matilda, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,) 

    Annabelle Kempf (Matilda), 

    Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story), 

    Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots, The King and I), 

    Carly Gold (The Ferryman),  

    Mary Stewart Sullivan (Enron), 

    and other MVS aspiring singers will present Pop and Broadway song favorites!

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