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 the September 2016 Top Schools issue.
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1. Scholarships For All
Governor Chris Christie surprised Paterson students, from left, Genesis Perez, DeAndre Tomlinson, Kevin Arias, Chrystal Donayre, Ashley Contreras and Jennifer Mora-Amaya at the Tri-County Scholarship Fund Lawyers Awards Dinner.
2. Growing It Green
Sandra Florent, left, of Kings Food Markets, presented Abby Gallo of Grow It Green Morristown with a $25,000 check at the organization’s Diamonds for Kale gala. The nonprofit’s mission is to create sustainable farms and gardens that provide equal access to fresh, local food.
3. Golf To Save Lives
The fifth annual Team Courtney Golf Outing raised $13,000 for New Jersey Sharing Network and its mission to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation. Teeing off were, from left, David O’Hara and Jackie Lue Raia, NJ Sharing; Ken Schlager, New Jersey Monthly; Linda and Dennis Dayback, parents of Courtney, an organ donor; and Carolyn Welsh, NJ Sharing.
4. A Fashionable Cause
P.G. Chambers School alumni, from left, Robert, Caitlyn and Victoria, styled the runway looks at the 21st annual Menus for the Mind luncheon. The event raised $225,000 to support the school’s mission to provide the best, most comprehensive education and therapy programs for children with special needs.
5. Being A Voice For the Voiceless
Enjoying the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) For Children Give A Child A Voice gala were Adam Cossman, second from right, the president of Sentient—a $15,000 sponsor—and his guests, Mike Elms, Cossman’s wife, Lindsey, and Priscilla Elms.
6. Tackling Kids Cancer
AVE Flexible-Stay Accommodations New Jersey team members ran in a corporate fun run to support Tackle Kids Cancer. Runners included, from left, Cassie Masley, Robin Orrell, Jamie Capodiferro, Ashley Cerasaro, Katie Hammer, Diego Diaz, Guillermo Niell, Brian Mastarreno, Pablo Hernandez, Diego Gonzalez and Henry Fortuna.
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