ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES FOUNDATION, INC. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization formed to engage in charitable events that are philanthropically entrepreneurial for the benefit of other 501(c)3 organizations to engage, deploy and administer programs in the greater community.
Roll With The Punches is a metaphor that means you have to be able to handle / block and counter what life throws at you. It is a statement that has been used over time. However, for some, it is easier said than done.
Our goal is to help organizations assist individuals as they step into the ring of daily life. We want them to move confidently, knowing they have support, resources, and all they need to help them have a more positive mental outlook on life.
The “It’s Okay Knot To Be Okay” initiative will lead an innovative public/private collaboration to develop and execute a national “call to action” to advance the discussion, activation, and solution for effective and sustainable mental health and wellness outcomes. Educate the nation on the signs of emotional suffering and the healthy habits of emotional well-being-
The Foundation shall engage in educational and entertainment programs, events, and activities to support Mental Health Awareness and Illness. The Foundation will create edutainment productions for the financial sponsorship of other mental health organizations, foundations, non-profits, and mental health service providers.
Our 2023 Gala was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our donors, corporate sponsors, coordinators, attendees, and volunteers. We were truly amazed by the overwhelming support we received, which not only helped us achieve our mission but also exceeded all of our expectations. We are grateful for all the help we received from our supporters.
Founder and Executive Director, Joe Diggs has a passion and devotion to mental health awareness based on a life journey that has always converted trauma into recurring triumphs. From inside the classroom to the gym, on to boxing rings to corporate boardrooms, to guest lecturing at universities to sharing the
stage with national recording artists to strapping up his Army boots across global battlefields, joe’s-professional career has spanned over 35 years in senior leadership roles with publicly traded companies, the Federal Government, the U.S. Army, and privately held corporations. It may sound a little something like a Banking Executive, U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, Light Heavyweight Masters Boxing Champion, Franchise Owner, Investor, Entrepreneur, Musician, Guest Lecturer, Mentor, and now . . .Executive Producer/Creator of “It’s Okay Knot To Be Okay.
Since childhood, each facet and segment of his life's journey required the ability to endure, conquer, battle, mask, subdue, survive, witness, transcend, or react to traumatic experiences throughout the
community, family, and social cohorts. Born in Washington, DC during the remnants of the Civil Rights Movement, onward towards the narcotics-plagued 1980s, through the HIV epidemic, urban
gentrification, global terrorism, economic plummets, rising gun violence that has led to mass shootings, and a historic global pandemic. As a result, the Foundation was formed to act as a financial conduit.
The mission is to serve and support communities by creating a unique production that will deliver financial assistance to non-profit organizations that have programs and resources that will directly impact those dealing with, coping with, or living with mental disorders, illnesses, or trauma.
Marketing and Public/Media Relations in the Entertainment and non-profit sectors. As a business consultant, He has over 30+ years advising celebrities, entertainment enterprises, and non-profit organizations. His knowledge and business acumen make him the ideal choice of Advisor To The Board Of Directors. Having helped shape the success of other non-profits in the past makes him an important part of the growth of The Roll With The Punches Foundation, Inc. His innovation and understanding will help to lead the organization to new heights.