Photos: October’s Roundup of Charitable Giving in NJ

Recent galas and donations benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey, NJPAC, Make-A-Wish-New-Jersey, New City Kids: Paterson and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. These have previously been featured on the Giving Back page in the magazine, but will only be posted online starting with our September 2018 issue.

The Giving Back page in the magazine is now dedicated to profiling a NJ-based charity or individual volunteer. Read our Giving Back spotlight on Community Hope from the October issue.

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1. Plane Pull Fundraiser

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Mandelbaum Salsburg raised $11,500 for Special Olympics New Jersey during the organization’s annual plane pull event at Newark International Airport. Attorneys and staff of the law firm Mandelbaum Salsburg celebrated the occasion.

2. Spotlight Gala

Photo credit: Cortney Van Jahnke

The Women’s Association of NJPAC‘s Spotlight Gala raised $2.3 million for arts learning and NJPAC general operations. Enjoying the event were, from left, John Strangfeld, chair of NJPAC’s board of directors; Barry Ostrowsky,CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, Mindy A. Cohen; Marcia Wilson Brown, president of the Women’s Association of NJPAC; John Schreiber, president and CEO of NJPAC; and Kevin P. Conlin.

3. Women Making an Impact

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Impact100 Essex, a women’s philanthropic group based in Essex County, raised $120,000 for an Essex County-based nonprofit. Marking the occasion were, from left, back row: Selma Avdicevic, Barbara Curran, Judy Typaldos, Margarethe Laurenzi, Mindy Propper, Heather Evans and Ellen Greenfield; front row: Lee Heh Margolies, Kate Shoemaker, Margo Greenfield and Cathy Rowe.

4. Supporting Hurricane Victims

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Ernani Sandural and Margie Heller of RWJBarnabas Health, center, joined little league players and volunteer coaches when they delivered donated baseball equipment to Loiza, a small community in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. The equipment was donated through an equipment drive held by the Lakewood BlueClaws and RWJBarnabas Health.

5. Make-A-Wish NJ Celebrates 35 Years

Photo credit: DCS Photo (Mike Ehrmann)

At its 35th anniversary gala, Make-A-Wish New Jersey raised more than $1 million in support of children with critical illnesses in New Jersey. Celebrating were Make-A-Wish New Jersey president and CEO Tom Weatherall with wish kids Sofia Pasquarelli and Nicholas Anderson.

6. Gathering to Give

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Woman’s Club of Tewksbury gathered to celebrate their total donations of $18,450 to local community organizations to help support their mission, events and projects.

7. Supporting New City Kids

Photo courtesy of Columbia Bank.


Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued two separate community grants, totaling $45,000, to the New City Kids: Paterson. Marking the occasion were, from left, Amy Dupuis, executive director of the Columbia Bank Foundation; Eric Martin of Columbia Bank; Jeremy Jerschina, executive director of New City Kids: Paterson; and Dyana Guzman, New City Kids team leader.

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