Brian Francis, Dr. Amanda Parezo, Joseph Vogler to Be Honored During ATF Recognition Dinner April 20

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ – Long-time South Jersey businessman and football official Brian Francis, Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer Joseph Vogler, and shooting survivor Dr. Amanda Parezo will be among the recipients during the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Dinner on April 20th, at Riverwinds Restaurant in West Deptford, NJ.

Rachel Kerr and Deptford Township High School will also be honored with the Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches Award. See the complete list of all award winners below!!

Tickets are $75 apiece and may be ordered by emailing Zac Ernst at or purchased online by clicking on the link below:

ATF Recognition Award Recipients

President’s Award (Service and Commitment): Given to a person who through their dedication and commitment has assisted the Adam Taliaferro Foundation in achieving its goals.
Recipient: Brian Francis, Gloucester City, NJ, ATF Board of Directors Member, Vice President of Fort Nassau Graphics, and long-time South Jersey football official.

Joel Vittori/AAA Award (Business or Businesses): Given to a business or organization that has, through its generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals.
Recipient: Ryan Poletis, Gallo Wine Sales of New Jersey, Hainesport, NJ.

Adam Taliaferro Award (courage): Given to an individual(s) who has overcome severe adversity in their life.
Recipient: Dr. Amanda Parezo, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches’ Award: Given annually to a school or schools that support the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and all the Foundation stands for.
Recipient: Rachel Kerr and Deptford Township High School, Deptford, NJ.

ATF/Magee Professional Service Award: Presented to an individual or organization that exemplifies outstanding service and commitment to the rehabilitation spectrum.
Recipient: Joseph Vogler, Supervisor of Athletics, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Kennett Square, PA.

ATF Special Recognition Awards: Presented to individual(s) who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service to the Foundation in helping us assist patients with spinal cord injuries.
Recipient: Steven Graham, Graham Communications, Wenonah, NJ.
Recipient: Harry McMichael, New Jersey Football Officials Association, Barrington, NJ.

For additional information, please email Zac Ernst at