Photos: September’s Roundup of Charitable Giving in NJ

Recent galas and donations benefiting the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, the Jersey Battered Women's Service, Eva's Village, Freedom House 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 first new Giving Back spotlight on the Sound Start Babies Foundation.

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1. Taste & Toast Gala

Photo credit: Turtlebox Pictures

The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey raised more than $400,000 at its annual Taste & Toast gala. Enjoying the evening were Ira Robbins, president & CEO of Valley National Bank, and his wife, Ester Robbins.

2. Corvette Club Donates Funds for Sick Children

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Members of the Spirits of ’53 Corvette Club presented a $3,164.52 check to Lynne Siedentop, operations director of Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey.

3. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Event

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

In April, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) Event helped raise funds for 12-year-old Nico Bourlotos of Middlesex, the newest UHCCF grant recipient. The grant will help pay for Nico’s hearing aids not covered by his health insurance plan. Enjoying the event were, from left, front row: Lucah, Nico and Enzo Bourlotos; back row: Bob Benkert, Kim Gellman, Alicia and Nick Bourlotos, Victoria Tussing and John Verga.

4. Playing With Purpose

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons raised more than $5,500 for the construction of the Wish Upon a Star Playground in Barrington, the second inclusive playground in Camden County.

5. Golfing for Good

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

From left, David Johnson, Angelo Valente, Bruce Harper, Gerry Cooney, Glenn King and Tony Palombini enjoy the 27th annual Larry Grantham Charity Golf Classic, which raised nearly $100,000 for Freedom House New Jersey.

6. Feeding the Hungry

Photo courtesy of Columbia Bank.

Columbia Bank employees served 300 hot meals at Eva’s Village in Paterson, dedicated to feeding poor and homeless individuals within the greater Paterson area.

7. Commit to Care Grant

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Provident Bank Foundation presented a $15,000 “Commit to Care” grant to Safe+Sound Somerset, dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic abuse and engaging the community to break the cycle of violence. Marking the occasion were, from left, Kristin Cantwell and Michele Boronkas of Safe+Sound Somerset; and Jane Kurek, Karen McMullen and Carlos Hernandez of the Provident Bank Foundation.

8. Verizon Hope Classic Raises Money for Battered Women

Photo courtesy of Jersey Battered Women’s Service.

From left, Dan O’Donnell, managing director for Xpotential; Anthony Fusco; Jim Gerace, chief communications officer for Verizon; and James Gerace, Sr. tee off at the 19th annual Verizon Hope Classic held at the Somerset Hills Country Club. The event raised $154,000 to benefit the Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS).

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