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 February’s The New Faces of New Jersey issue.
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1. Supporting Public School Students in Newark
The second annual StreetSquash Newark Gala raised $100,000 to benefit the expansion of StreetSquash Newark’s after-school program, which provides tutoring, squash instruction, mentoring and more to public school students in Newark. Enjoying the event were, from left, Jaris, class of 2018; board member Helen Vera; Nadree, class of 2018; Enaysia, class of 2018; and Kent Clark.
2. Raising Funds for Ladacin Network
The Turning Point Restaurants raised over $21,000 for the Ladacin Network to benefit children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities or delays in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Kirk Ruoff, owner of the Turning Point Restaurants, presents a check to Ladacin executive director Patricia Carlesimo with a Schroth School student, left, and Amy Cerulo, principal at the Schroth School.
3. A Legacy Lives On
The Maurice J. Spagnoletti Foundation (MJSF) raised more than $32,000 at its fifth annual fundraiser. Celebrating were, from left, Chonda Rosario of Lucy’s Gift; Marisa Spagnoletti, founder of MJSF and owner of Lucy’s Gift; Vered Milner, B-JWLD jewelry designer; Yvette Tosado of Lucy’s Gift; and Eric Moberg, MJSF board member.
4. Saving Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation
NJ Sharing Network, dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation, raised nearly $400,000 at its 30th anniversary gala. Celebrating were, from left, John Creel of Novartis; Elisse Glennon, vice president and CAO of NJ Sharing Network; and Lori Ryan of Novartis.
5. A Successful Holiday Turkey Drive
From left, Jets player Demario Davis, Cayden Barrison, Natalie Thigpen of Summit Medical Group (SMG), former Giant Justin Tuck, and Dr. William Tansey of SMG and the Summit Medical Group Foundation volunteered at a holiday turkey drive, garnering more than 600 turkeys and $3,500 to benefit the Community FoodBank of NJ.
6. Tackling Kids Cancer
March Associates Construction, Inc. donated $105,703 to Tackle Kids Cancer, benefitting the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.
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