The Community Chest Names Vicki Sidrow Associate Executive Director

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; May 1, 2022) -- The Community Chest of Bergen County (The Chest) announces Vicki Sidrow has been named Associate Executive Director.  Sidrow will assist the executive director with administrative, programming and development activities.

           Currently, she oversees The Chest's Second Annual Golf Outing to be held on May 16 at White Beeches Golf and Country Club in Haworth.  Sidrow also heads up the organization's municipal outreach project to introduce mayors of Northern Valley municipalities to The Chest's mission, initiatives, and services and how they can get involved. 

            Previously, Sidrow worked for several years as CEO of Vantage Health System, a not-for profit-organization serving individuals with mental health, addition, developmental and eldercare challenges.  In addition to spending over 30 years in the behavioral healthcare field, she was active in her town serving on the zoning, recycling and ethics committees, the alcohol and drug alliance and the High School Restructuring Committee.  

            As a 40-year member of the League of Women Voters of Northern Valley, Sidrow is a trained moderator and currently serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Voters Service and Membership Committees.  She also serves as Vice President and Development Chair and on the Executive Board of the AARP Fort Lee Chapter, as Corresponding Secretary and Director of Legislative Services.

            Sidrow has been honored with several awards for her involvement in the community.  In 2019, she received The Chest's Community Champion Award in recognition of her advocacy for vulnerable individuals that impacted the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and their families.  In addition, she received the New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addictions Agency’s Leadership Award for outstanding leadership on mental health in New Jersey and the Kathryn Miller Award for outstanding contributions to women’s rights issues in Bergen County.

            "We are delighted to have Vicki Sidrow join us.   Her extensive knowledge of nonprofits has been incredibly helpful to us, as we continue to add new programming to our offerings," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 89 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.

            For further information about The Chest, visit or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.

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