He appears and performs to raise money for all in need. No charity is too big or small. Joe is humble and kind, and he gives back to the community. He is honored and recognized for his dedication year after year.
Piscopo received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County, NJ and was the keynote speaker at the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference in Chicago. In addition, Piscopo has received Community Service Awards from Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Broward Co., Fla. and is especially proud to have been recognized by Boy’s Town of Italy in Rome.
Joe was inducted into the West Essex High School of Distinction. (Joe graduated from West Essex and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Management from Jones College in Jacksonville, Fl.)
As a result of his charitable work, Piscopo started his own foundation called “The Positive Impact Foundation”, creating positive media for at-risk youth including the syndicated television show for teens, “Positive Impact TV”. This groundbreaking series mixes education and entertainment to reinforce positive behavior and lifestyles among at-risk youth from both urban and suburban backgrounds. And just this year, Joe has since merged his foundation with the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of New Jersey and is their proud statewide spokesman.
For his support of our US Military Forces, Joe was honored to receive the Commendation Medal, the highest civilian award from the state of New Jersey.
Honoring his Parents and Grandparents, who emigrated to this country, Joe continued the legacy of his heritage by receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. And “Jersey Joe” was also inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Although Joe’s impressive career and public service include several major accomplishments, he insists his proudest achievement of all is twice being named Father of the Year, by the National Father’s Day Council, and by the New Jersey Council of Children’s Rights. No matter how busy he may be, Joe always makes sure he has enough time at his New Jersey home, for his children, Joey (an impressive talent, in his own right!), and Alexandra, Michael, Olivia and Charley-Rae.
Joe is currently the host of the hit morning drive radio program. “The Joe Piscopo Show” on Salem Media’s flagship station, AM970 THE ANSWER, live from New York City.