The Community Chest 85th Anniversary Gala is April 18th

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The Community Chest 85th Anniversary Gala will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Montammy Golf Club, 7 Montammy Drive, Alpine, New Jersey. The Community Chest 85th Anniversary Gala will celebrate 85 years of service to the community.

With the motto “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, the organization’s mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit people in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey.  The 85th anniversary gala’s net proceeds will be used to meet the pressing issues of people in need in the area.

The annual gathering brings together friends and supporters to fulfill The Chest’s mission started by its founders 85 years ago.  They continue the vision to fill a chest with individuals and businesses’ generous contributions and to empty its contents by awarding grant funds to support worthy projects led by area nonprofits.  Each year, The Community Chest undertakes this mission with increased benevolence to help people in need.

The gala committee comprised of Chair Barbara Straus, Marcie Mann, Tom Manolio, Sandy Pinto, Melanie Simon, Franci Steinberg, and Jami Toolen promises an evening of fun with cocktails, a buffet dinner, and a benefit auction.  This year, The Community Chest recognizes these individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community:  Richard Engel and Swait Rao-Engel, Connect One Bank, and The Rotary Club of Englewood.

Master of Ceremonies Lori Stokes, co-anchor of Good Day New York, returns to officiate at the annual fundraising gala.  A range of products will be available to bid upon in the silent and live auctions with noted auctioneer Nick Dawes from Antiques Road Show.  The program also features a magical musical performance by the Young People’s Chorus @ Thurnauer.

The cost per ticket is $185 per person, $250 per patron, and $1,500 for a table of 10. Register online and view the auction items at or send a check payalbe to The Community Chest, 122 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631.

Sponsorship levels for The Community Chest 85th Anniversary Gala are available for individuals and businesses to help fill the chest.  Each offers various marketing opportunities and the recognition of this philanthropic involvement by The Community Chest’s large number of supporters.  Advertising is also available in The Chest’s gala journal.  For more information about becoming a sponsor or to place an ad in the journal, visit the organization’s web site,, or call the office at 201-568-7474.

Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 85 years.  The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.

For further information about The Chest, visit or contact 201-568-7474.

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