Giving Back: Morristown National Historic Park Gets $1.3 Million Check For History

Plus: QuickChek supports 9/11 service members and their families, marine animals get a helping fin, and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Social Datebook page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in the December 2015 Sinatra issue.

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1. Project Discover History 

National Parks Morristown

Photo courtesy of Daniel Beards.

Members of the Washington Association of NJ (WANJ) awarded Morristown National Historic Park with a $1.3 million check to fund the nonprofit’s new Discover History Center. There to celebrate were, from left, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen; Pat Sanfter, WANJ; Debbie Lynch, Crossroads of the American Revolution National Historic Areas; Eileen Cameron, WANJ; Tom Ross, Morristown National Historic Park; Bill Byrne, F.M. Kirby Foundation; Leslie Bensley, Morris County Tourism Bureau; and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco.

2. QuickChek Serves Up Hope 

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Photo courtesy of Russ Mensch.

Jessica McKinney, second from left, of Hope for the Warriors, happily accepted a $132,000 check from QuickChek team members, from left, John Rakowski, Ken Lowenstein, Heather Stillman and Flip Amato. Funds benefit post-9/11 service members and their families.

3. Freedom For All 

Freedom House

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Provident Bank Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Freedom House to support one of the nonprofit’s halfway-house residents. There to celebrate were, from left, Nicole Wisniewski, Provident; and Glenn King and Dawn Knill, Freedom House.

4. A Helping Fin 

Dancing With Dolphins

Photo courtesy of Lisa Johnson.

Founder and director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Bob Schoelkopf, left, and his wife, Sheila Dean, gave thanks to those attending the fourth annual Dancing With Dolphins event supporting the Brigantine-based nonprofit’s mission to rescue sick and injured marine mammals and turtles.

5. Realtors Rally For Good  

American Cancer Society

Photo courtesy of Scott Janelli Photography.

Jacelyn Botti, left, of Weichert Realtors, presented Nancy Marino, center, and Kerri Whetzel, of the American Cancer Society, with a $140,000 check to support breast cancer research. Funds were raised during Weichert’s 15th annual Charity Golf Outing.

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