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Short Hills Resident Honored for Philanthropic Efforts

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Karen and Ray Blau
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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Short Hills resident Raymond Blau was honored by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) for his outstanding philanthropic endeavors. Blau, the founder and Chairman of Commercial Furniture Interiors (CFI), spent many years as a JVS Board member and recently volunteered his company to help with the design, planning and logistics for the organization’s move to a new, modern location.

On June 21, the nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to personally thank those who continuously perform at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” This year, the event raised $350,000 to improve the life-enhancing services that the organization offers to its diverse clientele. 

Blau was initially drawn to JVS once he visited the organization’s East Orange location and witnessed the services that it provides to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) gain employment in the community. 

About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey
Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 10,000 individuals each year. Visit jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330 for more information. JVS welcomes volunteer support to help fulfill its mission of helping people help themselves. To get involved, please visit JVS' volunteer page or click here to make a donation.

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