Giving Back: Luncheon Raises $25,000 For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Plus: Campers benefit from wine tasting, clay therapy gains support, a school gets a helpful grant, 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 March 2016 Craft Beer issue.

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1. United For A Good Cause  

United Way

Photo credit Donna Connor.

Pedro Figueroa, center with blue tie, and Carmine Pannullo, center in grey suit, of Investors Bank present a $2,500 check to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) to benefit the Riletta Twyne Cream Elementary School in Camden. There to accept the check were, from left, Alice Woods, Steven Tyson and Abby Douglas of UWGPSNJ; parent Britney Haley; John Emge of UWGPSNJ; principal Hye-Won Gehring; as well as students, front row, from left, Britain Foster, Bryan Perez and Zariel Cheeseborough.

2. Friends, Film & Philanthropy Bring In Big Bucks 

Peck School

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

More than 200 supporters attended the Peck School’s biennial Friends, Film & Philanthropy luncheon raising more than $25,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Enjoying the event were, from left, Colleen Loughman, Peck School; Jack Youngelson, featured speaker; Kristin Young, Peck School teacher who spoke of her battle with leukemia; and Kristin’s mother, Laureen Gillmore.

3. Say It With Clay 

Say it with clay

Photo credit Donna Connor.

Angela Venti, left, presents a $1,000 check to, from left, Ann Rojas, Jeffrey Sollenberger, Peter Iris, Eric Wolff and Abbie Kasoff of Say It With Clay, a nonprofit that helps those with special needs benefit from the therapeutic power of clay. There to celebrate were, bottom row, from left, Sidney Kasoff-Gray; Alejandro Jacobs; Peyton Mauer; and Cara McCaffrey.

4. Eat, Drink & Be Caring 

Turning Point

Photo credit: Culinary Communications.

Co-owners of Turning Point Restaurant, Kirk Ruoff, left, and Pam Ruoff, middle, present a $23,000 check to, from left, Cathy Claps, Patricia Carlesimo and Luisa Vroman of LADACIN Network. The nonprofit provides services and programs to people living with cerebral palsy and other physical and developmental disabilities in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

5. Wine Tasting Supports Campers 

Camp Nejeda

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Michael Mulhaul, left, Mimi Letts, second from left, and Connie Keller, right, of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, present a $10,000 check to Jennifer Passerini and Bill Vierbuchen of Camp Nejeda, a nonprofit that provides residential summer camp and programs for children with type 1 diabetes.

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