PATERSON, NJ – Eva’s Village will host the 2 nd Annual Lawyers, Accountants and Financial Professionals
Benefit Dinner at 6 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park,
NJ. The dinner will honor Carolyn D’Anna, CPA of CohnReznick LLP; David Ritter, Esq. of Brach Eichler
LLC and Lex Zaharoff of HTG investment Advisors Inc. for their dedication to the mission of Eva’s Village.

“I am honored to be recognized by Eva’s Village at the upcoming Lawyers, Accountants and Financial
Professionals Dinner. Every day Eva’s Village makes a difference in the lives of our New Jersey
neighbors. It takes courage to ask for help, and Eva’s Village treats everyone who seeks their services
with compassion, dignity and respect,” said honoree Carolyn D’Anna.

Her words of were echoed by fellow honoree David Ritter, “Every day Eva’s changes the lives of those it
serves and over the years it has changed my life. From watching the work of the staff of Eva’s I now
understand what it means to serve those in need. I am appreciative that I am able to help Eva’s help

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Honoree Lex Zaharoff said, “Eva’s makes a difference in the lives of many people who may not have had
the good luck which has benefited others. I acknowledge my good fortune and my responsibility to
share the resources which have come my way. I look forward to sharing this special evening with family
and friends.”

This year’s committee has expanded to include a sub-committee of young professionals. Alister
Rodriguez, CPA at Bederson LLP, is leading a group of young attorneys and CPAs working to raise
awareness of Eva’s mission and programs. Another member, Christopher Phillipps, a forensic accountant
who composes movie scores and is a classically-trained pianist, performed holiday music for Eva’s
Community Kitchen guests this December during daily lunch service. He will perform again for fundraiser

The deadline to register for tickets, tables and digital advertising opportunities is February
15. Tickets are $250 each, and $150 tickets are available for guests (under 30) through Eva’s Young
Ambassadors program. For more information about the event, visit Eva’s LAF Dinner page.

Funds raised will support the overall operations and the community of care that define Eva’s Village, as
well as several programs that rely on private donations: Eva’s Community Kitchen; Medical and Dental
Clinics; Childcare and Education and Eva’s Culinary School. Last year, the treatment programs and Eva’s
Recovery Community Center, together, engaged nearly 2,300 individuals in various stages of recovery;
Eva’s Community Kitchen served more than 500,000 meals; the Medical and Dental Clinic handled
almost 6,000 patient visits; and Eva’s shelter and housing programs provided a safe haven to over 600
adults and children.

More about Eva’s Village

The mission of Eva’s Village is to provide care and support for people who are struggling with poverty,
hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Founded as a soup kitchen in 1982, Eva’s Village began by serving
30 meals a day to feed the hungry in Paterson. Over the years, Eva’s Village grew as programs and
services were added to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty. Today, Eva’s Village offers
a range of integrated programs to help those in need move toward recovery, stability, and