The Ike Foundation was established in July 2014 by professional bass fishing tournament angler Michael Iaconelli with the main goal of getting more kids involved with the sport of fishing. The Ike Foundation will assist civic organizations, existing youth fishing organizations, and other charitable organizations in sponsoring events and functions which promote fishing to both inner city and rural youth. These events and functions will teach young people the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors and the responsibility each person has in order to maintain our planets natural resources. The Ike Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)3, non-profit foundation. Gifts to the Ike Foundation are fully tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available.

Board of Trustees

Michael J. Iaconelli
Rebecca Iaconelli
Carol Muracco

Charity Events

The Ike Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Fishing Tournament - August 6th, 2016 on the Camden NJ waterfront, home to Battleship NJ. Charity fishing tournament, dinner and auction.

The Ike Foundation Pledge

Do your part to help grow the sport of fishing and get a kid hooked on the sport of fishing and appreciating the outdoors.

2017 Ike Foundation Scholarship Benefit
Beef & Beer - January 28th 7-10PM
The Pitman Masonic Lodge
334 Lambs Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080

Buy your tickets for a great cause - Kids Fishing! The Ike Foundation is hosting an adults only Beef, Beer and More Scholarship Fundraiser. All proceeds from this event will go towards The Ike Foundation 2017 Scholarship Fund. The scholarships will be handed out at the end of the 2016-2017 school year to graduating seniors that have given back or made a positive influence in their community through their love of fishing and the outdoors. Come enjoy an evening of beer, wine, great food, music, auction, 50/50's and much more. Buy a single ticket for $35 or purchase a table for 10 people for $300 (these are limited so reserve early)

The Pitman Masonic Lodge
334 Lambs Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080