Giving Back: A Taste of Italy Event Raises Funds For Cancer Patients And Their Families

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 August 2016 Best Restaurants issue.

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1. A Taste Of Italy Inspires Giving 

Gildas Fundraiser

Photo credit: Nick Valinote.

Celebrating at Forza Insurance Group’s “A Taste of Italy” event benefiting Gilda’s Club South Jersey were, from left, Jamie Ibrahim, Forza; Lauren Crenshaw, Gilda’s; cohosts John and Maria D’Angelo, Forza;  and cohosts Gino Iovino, Girasole Ristorante, and Lisa Johnson, Lisa Johnson Communications.

2. From One Corps, To Another 

Holy Name

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps donated an ambulance to Hospital Sacre Coeur, operated by Holy Name Medical Center, in Haiti. Marking the event were, from left, Brian Corcoran, ambulance corps; Michael Maron, Holy Name; and Dr. David Butler, Crudem Foundation.

 3. A Race To Help Others 

AtlantiCare Photo 1

Courtesy of ARMC.

More than 700 people attended AtlantiCare Foundation’s 57th annual Century Club Gala to raise funds for clinical and community programs and services at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC). Celebrating were, from left, chairpersons Kelly and Pacifico Agnellini, and Mary and Dr. Peter Thompson of ARMC.

4. A Taste of Talent 


Photo credit: Rob Yaskovic.

Chefs, from left, including Andre de Waal, Andre’s Lakeside Dining; Kirk Avondoglio, Perona Farms; Bradley Boyle, Salt Gastropub; Rick Niefenecker, Café Pierrot; Jennifer Koza, the Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe; Peter Freund, Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream; Rich Hashway, Krave Café & Caterers; and Don Hall, Chatterbox Drive In, raised $220,000 for Project Self-Sufficiency at Perona Farms’ annual Taste of Talent event.

5. The Arts Take Center Stage  

20017539A Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 05/20/2016 -- A Night of Fun, Friends, and Follies to benefit The Hackensack Performing Arts Center held at The Sky Ballroom in the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton. Jerome Lombardo, Chairman, Main Street Business Alliance; Kevin Lynch, Oritani Bank; Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse. (Photo: Eugene Parciasepe.)

Photo credit: Eugene Parciasepe Jr.

More than 100 gala attendees pledged nearly $400,000 in support of Hackensack Performing Arts Center. Jerome Lombardo of the Main Street Business Alliance, left, and Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse, right, recognize Kevin Lynch of Oritani Bank for the bank’s contribution.

6. History Prevails 

Jewish Heritage

Photo credit: Clifford Fischer.

Helene Cohen, left, and Phyllis Solomon co-chaired the Jewish Heritage Museum’s 10th anniversary gala, raising more than $12,000  to support the museum’s mission of preserving and educating about the Jewish history of Monmouth County.

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