"A successful man is he who receives a great deal from his fellow men, usually incomparably more than corresponds to his service to them. The value of a man, however, should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive." Albert Einstein
We invite you to be part of the Officer Joseph C. McCloskey experience. Help us repay one of Tacony’s greatest citizens with a lasting tribute. Let the kids of today see what a great man Officer McCloskey was and let his legacy continue to influence Tacony’s and Philadelphia's future. The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund will support the youth of Tacony through athletics, education and the recognition of good citizenship.
The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund (“the Fund”) is now a 501(c) (3) corporation. The IRS has stated that “Contributions to the Fund are deductible under section 170 of the code.” All donations on or after April 23, 2012 are now eligible for a Federal Income Tax deduction. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous donation(s) and support in promoting the legacy of Officer McCloskey.
On May 1, 2015 the Fund awarded four (4) college scholarships; two for the Elizabeth McCloskey Memorial Scholarship for women and two for the John C. Sullivan Jr. Scholarship for men. For the 2015 award winners click on the Scholarship Information action button at the bottom of the page.
The Fund will be dedicating a Memorial Plaque in honor of Officer McCloskey in late May or early June. We are currently in the production phase. When the memorial plaque is completed a date will be set for the dedication. A new web page will be devoted to the plaque which will incorporate the specifics for the memorial and the details for the dedication.
The Fund will be awarding $1,500.00 to a Tacony youth organization this year. Details will be available after August 1, 2015.
See the AWARDS – 2014 page on the website for last years Scholarships and Tacony Youth Grant Award winners.
Donations are now being accepted online. See the link below or visit the Donate page for details.
We have added the Fund's Updated Newsletter, dated January 20, 2015, to the Website.
Joseph C. McCloskey
Michael H. Sullivan
Lt. Kenneth Linneman (Ret.)
Executive Board Members
Honorary Ex. Bd. Member
Lt. Vince Furlong (Ret.)
John L Sullivan (Dec.)
Links to Community Websites:
P.A.L. (Police Athletic League)
"OLD TIMERS" BATS AND BALLS Org.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
St. Leo the Great Parish
Our Lady of Consolation Parish
Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Tacony Civic Association
Tacony Historic Association
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame