Giving Back: The Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors Receives $10,000 Donation

Plus: The Garden State Cat Club donated funds to cat rescue groups, a pre-Super Bowl party raises over $7,700 for the Chief Arthur Brown Scholarship Foundation 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 April’s Pet Lovers Guide issue.

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1. The Fight Against Pediatric Brain Tumors

Photo credit: Danielle Richards.

Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings, left, and sportscaster and former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, right, presented a $10,000 check to Kelly Larson and Kirsten Kincade of the Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors.

2. Supporting Cat Rescue

Photo credit: Bohm-Marrazzo Studios.

The Garden State Cat Club donated $200 to 10 different cat rescue groups, including, Angel PAWS, FurFriends in Need, Lost Paws and others. Marking the occasion were, from left, Hope Valenti, owner of Amwell Pet Supply; Rhonda Baginski and Joan Beard of Capic Cats; and New Jersey Monthly’s Diana Stroup, Garden State Cat Club rescue liaison.

3. A Super Bowl Party Raises Funds for Scholarship

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Enjoying the Chief Arthur Brown Scholarship Foundation’s 26th annual pre-Super Bowl tailgate party were, from left, Dennis and Patsy Levinson, Egg Harbor Township Mayor Sonny McCullough, Senator Chris Brown and Christine Brown. The event raised over $7,700.

4. Funds for Homes for Veterans

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Gym in Englewood and Montvale raised over $9,000 in support of Homes For Veterans. Marking the occasion were, from left, front row: Lance Corporal Kyle Chappell and Corporal Jonah Eisenstark; back row: James Siletti of the Gym, Joe Masalta, Peter Kandel of the Gym; Rebecca Miller of Homes For Veterans and Dennis Todd.

5. Changing Children’s Lives

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, in partnership with Kohler Distributing Company, presented a check for $11,300 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Celebrating were, from left, Christina Ratycz, Megan Chester, Dimitri Meleounis, Jaclyn Methuen, Chris McCrohan, Melissa Byrd and Amy Snowden.

6. Supporting Heart and Vascular Health

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Robert “Bobby” J. Williams and his wife, Carol A. Williams, donated $550,000 to support research projects at the Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. Marking the occasion were, from left, Robert B. Budelman III, Ihor S. Sawczuk, William Salerno, Carol A. Williams, Robert “Bobby” J. Williams, Grant R. Simons and Joseph E. Parrillo.

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