Photos: September’s Roundup of Charitable Giving

Recent galas and donations benefiting South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Washington Township Police Department, Cornerstone Family Programs and more.

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 Imagine: A Center for Coping with Loss from the September issue.

And be sure to send pictures and captions from your recent charitable event to [email protected] for possible inclusion next month!

1. Supporting the Arts

Photo courtesy of charitable organization

South Orange Performing Arts Center received a $10,000 grant from the Provident Bank Foundation to support its education programs. Presenting the check were Jane Kurek, executive director of the Provident Bank Foundation and Michael Petrucci, vice president, market manager of Provident Bank. Accepting from South Orange Performing Arts Center were Dee Billia, acting executive director; Ruth Zamoyta, director of development; Shana Baer, associate director of development; and Linda Beard, director of community engagement.

2. Golfing for Good

Photo courtesy of RWJBarnabas Health.

The 5th annual Clara Masss Medical Center Golf Invitation raised $300,000 to support patient services at RWJBarnabas Health’s Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. Enjoying the event were, from left, Tina Powers; David Diehl, two-time NY Giants Super Bowl champion and RWJBarnabas health ambassador; Tina Cervasio, sports anchor, FOX5NY; Ken Daneyko, former New Jersey Devils player and three-time Stanley Cup champion; Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County executive; and Dr. Robert Brautigan, president, medical staff, Clara Maass Medical Center.

3. Pink is the New Green

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $10,000 grant through the Rotary Club of Washington Township to the Washington Township Police Department. The grant was used to upgrade the town’s Police K-9 Transport Vehicle. Marking the occasion were, from left: Minoska Mateo, acting executive director of the Columbia Bank Foundation; Phyllis Palo, Rotary vice president; police chief Pat Gurcsik; Mayor Joann Gattinelli; David Jack, branch manager of Columbia Bank’s Washington Township office; Tom Kozempel, Rotary president, and officer Kris Hice and K9 LYNC.

4. Teeing Off For a Cause

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic raised more than $200,000 for New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit working with motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families.

5. Helping Teens Pave Brighter Futures

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Cornerstone Family Programs announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the Provident Bank Foundation to support their Teen Pathways to Brighter Futures Program.

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