Giving Back

August 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - As part of its annual company-wide 'Do Good Week' initiative, a team of 30 employees from Short Hills-based Dun & Bradstreet recently volunteered at SAGE Eldercare in Summit, helping deliver Meals on Wheels and working with older adults in SAGE's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Fifteen-year-old Sylvie from Summit has always had a profound interest in marine biology, and dreamed of one day traveling around the world to explore the culture of Bora Bora and swim with exotic marine life. But a dream vacation like this was something she thought would ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its Community Based Mentoring program, which involves an individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a commitment of just four hours per month for one year.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The FirstEnergy Foundation delivered a special $10,000 grant to The Seeing Eye as part of its 'Christmas in July' campaign, a giving initiative that supports deserving community organizations with unexpected gifts. The Seeing Eye provides seeing eye dogs for the blind. Founded ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Rotary Club of Summit - New Providence-- whose motto is “Service Above Self” -- has been involved with projects in both the communities they serve and represent since 1922. Along with community service, the Rotary has been awarding financial scholarships to college bound seniors ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After more than two decades of calling Summit its home, Susan G. Komen North Jersey will be moving its headquarters to Parsippany. The organization started in the basement of their founder and grew quickly, moving to a small office in downtown Summit. Not very long afterwards, it ...

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NEEDHAM, MA - Summit residents Patrick McCullough and Michael Cornell will be among the more than 6,300 cyclists set to ride up to 192 miles in the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), which is aiming to surpass last year’s record-breaking gift that raised $52 million for cancer research and patient ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit (JLS) has received a $9,429 grant from the local Board of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) -- in partnership with United Way of Greater Union County -- in support of G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, the Summit-based nonprofit's signature community ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 15 bags of pet provisions are now in the trusted hands of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Shelter thanks to the generosity shown by YMCA members that participated in the Summit Area YMCA's 'Togetherhood Committee' collection drive. The community donated foods, treats, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The George W. Bauer Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Junior League of Summit (JLS) in support of G.R.A.C.E.'s Refrigerator, the JLS' signature community outreach project. The funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for local families provisions which the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) has received two separate grants -- totaling $29,950 -- which will benefit its Accessibility and Education initiatives from the E.J. Grassman Trust and Novartis Corporation, respectively. In 2017, the Arboretum initiated, funded and completed Phase One of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit 2018-19 Board of Directors will be led by Hilltop City resident Erika Melchiorre -- who will serve as President -- and include Danielle Valliere, Administrative VP; Kelsey Espinosa, Treasurer; Andrea Caserta, Community VP; Stephanie Wilson, Membership ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Lynn and Jeffrey Altschuler have been recognized for their "leadership and generosity" by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) at its 'Taste & Toast' gala. The event is held annually to recognize local community leaders who provide vital support that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum has received a total of $95,000 via five separate grants which the Arboretum wil use to further its stated mission to "engage, educate and enrich the lives of all of its constituents, no matter what their abilities, so that they become better stewards of nature ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Summit resident Lesley Greenstein has been installed as President of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW / Essex) at the organization’s annual Installation and Awards Evening. Greenstein will assume her role effective July 1. The National Council of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant in support of GRACE's Refrigerator, the Junior League of Summit's signature community outreach project, GRACE’s Refrigerator will use the funds to purchase fresh, healthy foods for families that would not otherwise be able ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Revamped, Reimagined, and Reinvigorated, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Gala fundraiser -- now dubbed the 'Blue Jean Ball' was held at the Central Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. The event, which attracted more than 450 guests, yielded donations of more than $1.1 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After privately raising more funds than their originally set goal of $200,000, the Summit Park Line Foundation has received a matching, $200,000 'Challenge Grant' award from the Reeves Foundation to support its Park Line project, a 1.2 mile linear pedestrian trail being created on the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Longtime Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) Board member Reagan Burkholder has retired, and two new individuals -- Ann Machin Oliva and Dr. Charles 'Chuck' Gelber -- have joined the nonprofit's Board of Trustees. Burkholder served on the SAPF board since 2008, and is a 45-year ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit's Lori Leiter was one of nine individuals sworn in by Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. Leiter was joined by residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Linden, Roselle, Union, Westfield and Winfield in the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise recently celebrated the 500th sale of 'Houses for Change' collection boxes, an arts and crafts project aimed at engaging children of all ages -- kids with homes helping kids without.  The Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s Episcopal ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper senior Dorian 'DJ' Jackson has been named the recipient of the Summit Police Benevolent Association Local #55's (PBA) scholarship. This 2108 award was presented by Summit Police Officer Ruddy Garita, himself a former recipient of the same award. As a recipient, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 2018 Provisional Class will host a roller skating fundraiser, entitled 'Roll with Us', to benefit UIH Family Partners (UIH). The event will be held at the Florham Park Roller Rink on June 23, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., and will include roller ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. While all the volunteers at Calvary Episcopal Church serve Union ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School senior Leila Esposito is one of two students who have been named recipients of the Junior League of Summit's 2018 'Shirley Wright Keeney Voluntarism Scholarships'. Esposito is joined by Katie Zimmermann of Governor Livingston High School. In addition, the Junior ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit that engages communities across the country to address family homelessness, recently announced several changes to its National Board of Trustees. These changes include: Kevin Barrett, current Trustee and former CEO of Altegra ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - "Justify" was the first pony to the finish line, but The Connection’s Scholarship Fund was the big winner on the day at Canoe Brook Country Club -- taking "win, place, and show for a third year in a row" -- as the Hilltop City's landmark community service organization raised more than ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reinforcing an essential tenet of philanthropy -- that making a difference in the lives of others makes a difference in one's own life -- New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy visited Reeves-Reed Arboretum, where she spoke to a group of women affiliated with the Community ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director. Uniacke, who will become just ...

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