Giving Back: CFBNJ’s Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon Raises $190,000

Plus: Bank of America donates $20,000 to the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center Corporation, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey raises $200,000 and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Giving Back page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in June’s Shore issue.

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1. Funding Financial Literacy Programs

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Donna Sullivan of Bank of America, left, presents a $20,000 check to Sharon Clark of the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center Corporation. The funds will help provide financial literacy programs such as credit, delinquency, foreclosure and pre-purchase counseling and referral services for low- and moderate-income residents.

2. Supporting the Community Soup Kitchen

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From left, Nancy Rudgers and Tara Ryan of the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown happily accept a $5,000 check from Tracy Redling, president of the Footprints Foundation.

3. Supporting the Arts

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During its annual spring gala, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey raised more than $200,000 in support of the center’s programs and services. Enjoying the event were, from left, Marie Cohen, Art Center Board of Trustees chair; and Mel and Ann Schaffer.

4. Funds to Fight Breast Cancer

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At a Pink Tie Party, Susan G. Komen North Jersey raised more than $400,000 in support of its goal of reducing breast cancer deaths. Enjoying the evening were, from left, Kelly N. Nagle, executive director of Komen North Jersey; and Meaghan Jones of Pfizer.

5. Saving the Lives of Animals

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The Columbia Bank Foundation presented a $10,000 community grant to Randall’s Rescue, a Mount Laurel-based animal shelter. Celebrating were, from top left: Samantha Michael and Richard DeCaprio of Columbia Bank’s Mount Laurel branch, and Kristee Johnson of Randall’s Rescue, and from bottom left, Delores McGuire, Columbia’s Mount Laurel branch manager, and Cindy Randall, founder of Randall’s Rescue.

6. Feeding Hungry Children

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The second annual Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon, hosted by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), raised more than $190,000 in support of programs that feed children. Marking the occasion were, from left, Liz Pryma, Cheryl Grabowski, Wendy Lazarus, CFBNJ president and CEO Carlos Rodriguez, Kings Food Markets CEO Judy Spires, and Vanessa O’Malley.

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