Photos: December’s Roundup of Charitable Giving in NJ

Recent galas and donations benefiting Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Tackle Kids Cancer, the Passaic County Technical Institute 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 as of the September 2018 issue, will only be posted online.

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 the Bergen Volunteer Center from the December issue.

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1. Girls on the Run

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The 18th running of the Girls on the Run of Central Jersey, a program that serves 2,000 girls at nearly 100 sites in Camden, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset counties, kicked off their Fall 5K race on November 18 in downtown Somerville. Open to the public, the race drew over 1,200 participants. Girls on the Run is a program that works to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through an evidence-based curriculum that includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games.

2. Envisioning a Stronger New Jersey

Photo Credit: Robert Sciarrino

Photo Credit: Robert Sciarrino

NJ Spotlight and United Ways of New Jersey teamed up to present “Seeing ALICE and Envisioning a Stronger New Jersey,” a forum that brought together the state’s top lawmakers and thought leaders to explore how New Jersey can be a national model for change in reversing the rise in the number of households living paycheck to paycheck. Enjoying the event were, from left: Susanne Sacchetti of the Cumberland County Library; Margarethe Laurenzi of the Community Foundation of New Jersey; Stephanie Hoopes, United Way ALICE project director; and Mary Stubbs of the Cumberland County Library.

3. Joining in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Photo credit: Debbie McCahill Photography

Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first “Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show” and raised more than $36,000. Enjoying the event were, from left, Ruthi Byrne, Komen North Jersey executive director Kelly E. Nagle and Joan Verplanck.

4. Tackle Kids Cancer

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Cannata Report’s 33rd Annual Awards & Charities Dinner raised $180,000 for Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic program benefitting the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. Marking the occasion were, from left: Nancy Kennedy, director of development, John Theurer Cancer Center, HUMC Foundation; Frank G. Cannata, president and CEO, the Cannata Report; Amy Glazer, executive director of development, Tackle Kids Cancer, HUMC Foundation; and Joseph Burt, vice president, development, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation.

5. Supporting STEM Education

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Columbia Bank Foundation provided a $20,000 grant to Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) Education Foundation in Totowa, which will be used to purchase 186 Ti-84 graphing calculators for the school’s new STEM Academy. Marking the occasion were, back row: Javier Rabelo, director of STEM; PCTI students Gavin Roettger and Khristian Clark; Diana Lobosco, PCTI superintendent; Amy Dupuis, executive director of the Columbia Bank Foundation; Al Alexander, president of the PCTI Education Foundation; and PCTI student Ansh Rana. Front row: students Aksel Lujan, Alezandra Simon and William Ryan.

6. Winners of the Samuel and Rhoda Chalfin Memorial Student Design Competition

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New Jersey and the Chalfin family revealed the winners of the 2018 Samuel and Rhoda Chalfin Memorial Student Design Competition. The three winners were announced at a Career Day event held on October 20 at the Center for the Visual Arts at the Brookdale Community College. Marking the occasion were, from left: Celeste Chirichello, director of professional development at ASID NJ; Holly George, president of ASID NJ; Joanna Truszkowski, student first place winner; and Jodi Heimowitz, chair of student affairs at ASID NJ.

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