Each month, New Jersey Monthly features an online roundup of photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. We also feature a profile of a nonprofit or outstanding volunteer in the pages of the magazine each month. Check out our profile of Make a Wish NJ from the June issue.
And be sure to send pictures and captions from your recent charitable event to [email protected] for possible inclusion next month!
1. Supporting Safe, Affording Homes
Princeton Community Housing‘s 2019 Home Springs Eternal Gala raised nearly $90,000 to increase the number of welcoming and safe, affordable rental homes in Princeton. Marking the occasion were, from left, Alvin McGowen; Lance Liverman; and Ed Truscelli, executive director of PCH.
2. Making a Difference
The Community Chest, a nonprofit that serves eastern Bergen County raised over $100,000 at its annual spring gala, “Make A Difference in Our Community.” From left, the Community Chest’s honorees Lori Stokes, Joe Parisi, Jr., and Vicki Sidrow happily accept Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (far right) proclamations that recognized their contributions in the community.
3. Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey raised more than $1.36 million dollars to help address hunger as a health issue for our neighbors in need at the Blue Jean Ball.
4. Health Care Scholarship
Newman Springs Dental Care awarded Jillian Pujols the $500 scholarship for a Middletown Township High School North graduating senior planning a career in health care. Jillian will be attending Drexel University in the fall where she plans on studying premed.
5. Heart Health Awareness
As part of Brach Eichler’s commitment to the American Heart Association (AHA), the Roseland-based law firm donated a CPR kit to Grandview School in North Caldwell. Marking the occasion were Judith Friedland and Jim Presbrey of the AHA; principal Michael Stefanelli and nurse Michele Mitchell of Grandview School; Brach Eichler member Carl J. Soranno, Esq.: and Brach Eichler managing member John D. Fanburg, Esq. Last year, the firm raised over $25,000 in support of the AHA Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk.
6. Recoding the Future
The South Jersey Young Professional Association presented a check from their Halo Ball to Hopeworks, a Camden-based nonprofit dedicated to helping youth recode their future. Hopeworks was this year’s beneficiary of the annual gala.
7. Please Don’t Stop the Music
Sturdy Savings Bank Director of Retail Banking David Repici presented a sponsorship check to Jersey Shore Pops conductor and musical director Linda Gentille. The funds will support the organization’s 2019 Summer Concert Series.