Supporters Celebrate at The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's Donor Appreciation Event

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; October 27, 2021) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County celebrated the contributions of supporters at the Donor Appreciation Event held at Jaguar Land Rover Englewood on October 13. 

Donors were feted and thanked for their answer to an urgent call to help our neighbors in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida.  The event was held both outdoors and indoors to provide optimal safety for guests.

  The donors' contributions made The Chest's work possible to help neighbors in need in eastern Bergen County.  The organization awarded 27 grants to nonprofit agencies serving vulnerable populations in these 15 municipalities: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rockleigh and Tenafly.

            In 2020, Jaguar Land Rover Englewood received The Community Chest's Corporate Philanthropy Award for its activities in the community.  During the celebration, a large bag of goodies provided by Jaguar Land Rover Englewood was raffled and won by Manny Genn.

            "The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's Donor Appreciation Event provided an opportunity to thank the donors in person for their support of our work.  We extended a special thank you to Jaguar Land Rover Englewood for being a good community partner and hosting the celebration.  With our donors' support, we responded quickly and awarded grants to nonprofit agencies to provide expanded services to our neighbors experiencing hardships in eastern Bergen County," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.     

            For further information about The Chest or to make a contribution, visit or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization's activities on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 88 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.

            The Community Chest's Board of Managers is comprised of community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in need.  People interested in being considered for board membership may contact executive director Shelly Wimpfheimer at (201) 568-7474.

Photo Caption: Shelly Wimpfheimer (left), Executive Director of The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County, thanks John Viola (center), Fixed Ops Director for Jaguar Land Rover Englewood and Jaguar Land Rover Paramus, and Carol Alexander (right), Executive Admin to the Area Vice President - Penske Automotive Group - North NJ, for hosting the Donor Appreciation Event.


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