Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation

His dreams live on through all of us

The Nicholas D. Sergi (NDS) Foundation was established by the Sergi Family when tragically and quite unexpectedly Nicholas D. Sergi, the founder of Sergi Farms, passed away in 2018. Nick not only had a passion for farming but also an intense faith and an unending desire to help anyone he could. By creating the NDS Foundation, the Sergi Family is building on his legacy of "Giving Makes You Smile" and his love of family, farming, and faith in God.

The NDS Foundation strives to achieve this goal by raising funds to support a variety of organizations; with a focus on those that strengthen families, promote strong communities, encourage faith, and enrich the youth (primarily those in agricultural education). By giving to groups and individuals who emulate the support that helped Nick follow his dreams, the NDS Foundation can help others realize their dreams.

We look forward to growing the outreach of the Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation and hope you’ll join us as we take this journey. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for news, events and giving opportunities.

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our mission: Enriching lives through the transformative power of giving

Enriching lives through the transformative power of giving isn’t just about dollars received but how philanthropy itself makes individuals feel.

The day after receiving the heartbreaking news about Nick, the family visited his home and found a small, white slip of paper on the kitchen table. It read, “Giving Makes you Smile.” They knew then and there that was how Nick would want to be remembered and so these became the words the foundation was built on.  A simple but powerful message. Nick’s legacy in a nutshell or in this case, fortune cookie.

Whether you’re paying it forward, paying it back, or paying without any expectations at all, it is our belief that "Giving Makes You Smile" and that’s enough to make a positive change in the world. Plus, smiles are endlessly shareable, making them a very sustainable resource.

Sergi Family and Friends

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Foundation Board


Dominic M. Sergi, President

Joseph M. Sergi, Vice President

JoAnn M. Sergi, Secretary

Dominic A. Sergi, Treasurer

Will Sutila, Board Member


Lauren Sergi

Jennifer Sergi

Make Yourself Smile