Oktoberfest 2017 Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors that contributed to a fun and successful evening. All enjoyed a great selection of craft beers, a delicious Bavarian dinner, music, dancing, prizes and more. We appreciate your participation, which supports our work to make our communities stronger and helps provide services to benefit people in need.
Philanthropists Come Together at Women’s Impact Network
On May 24th, a group of women philanthropists gathered at Jayanne Tedesco's home at The Community Chest's invitation. With The Chest's new focus on promoting, recognizing and championing philanthropy, the event was planned to acknowledge the work of a group of women who have donated their time and service to local nonprofits in the area. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING
Please join us in congratulating the awardees of multiple Grieco Scholarships from the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund.
Front row, L-R: Alexander Rubino, Sakshi Dadlani, Shaina Lacap, Brianny Alvarenga, Leslie Bre-Anna Peterson, Judy Aronson (Teacher)
Back row (L-R): Christopher Gliwa, Eugene Lee, Sandra Pinto (Community Chest, Director of Development), Dekyi Tenzin Tsotsong, Brian Donghyun Lee, Luis Fortuna.
The Celebration was a Success But Donations are Still Welcome
On May 3rd The Community Chest celebrated Spring by bringing together celebrities, friends, family, donors and agency representatives, for its annual Spring Gathering. In the spirit of “neighbors helping neighbors”, the purpose of the event was to raise funds for the Chest’s Annual Campaign. The Campaign provided funding for 23 nonprofits in 2016, serving more than 50,000 local residents. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING
The Teen Philanthropy Project
The Community Chest is starting a Teen Philanthropy Club. This club will provide teens with the opportunity to experience the true meaning of charitable giving. There is no charge to participate in the teen philanthropy club.
Learn About How the Funds Will Be Used and How You Can Contribute Today!
Constant changes in society led the leadership of The Community Chest to examine the organization’s mission and goals and determine whether we are serving our communities in the best possible ways. In 2015 and 2016 a committee of volunteers, facilitated by consultant, Kirsten Reichert, and chaired by board member, Jayanne Tedesco, engaged in a process of reviewing the past and examining the future of The Community Chest. The questions asked related to how we can continue to address the needs of our communities.
To lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County
Specific Activities Include:
Providing $200,000 in grants this year to 23 agencies.
Responding to Community Needs
Offering professional development programming to our grantees and the larger nonprofit community.
Monitoring changes in human services needs in Englewood, Tenafly, and Englewood Cliffs.
Bringing together organizations to work together to meet mutual goals.
Improving agency administration through professional development and consultation.
Providing consultation services to corporations and businesses around corporate social responsibility and corporate giving.
Providing volunteer opportunities for adults and students wishing to become involved in philanthropic endeavors.
Learn More About the Community Chest by Watching This Short Video
Several large corporations have matching gifts programs. Donors are encouraged to consult with their employers about whether a matching gift program is available. Check the attached list to see if your company has this program.
Help us create a brighter future for everyone in our community. We are looking for generous donors and sponsors to support us in our efforts to improve the quality of life and to level the playing field for all. Show us your support by making an annual cash or online contribution, by donating stock or other investment instruments, or by becoming a sponsor of an event or project.