Northern NJ Community Foundation's DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund Awards Grant to Wayne Council of PTOs

(Hackensack, New Jersey; June 9, 2022) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Wayne Council of PTOs to support local youth and provide for healthy and mindful opportunities with a generational impact.

This support includes a new climbing playground at the Packanack Elementary School, a public school in the Wayne Township Public Schools Systems, serving the students in preschool to fifth grade from the suburb of Packanack Lake.

            The Wayne Council of PTOs, a non-profit organization, works with 15 local school PTO chapters.  The organization initiates, promotes and sponsors its students; implements policies and by-laws; and encourages communication and participation between parents and the school to bring the community closer together.

            The NNJCF, a regional not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, undertakes a mission to improve community life through its work in the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, public health, and philanthropy.  For nearly 25 years, the Foundation has served northern New Jersey bringing people and organizations together to address pressing issues and needs in the region.

          With a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities, the NNJCF provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact through various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options.  The NNJCF's DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund contributes to qualified charitable organizations for cancer research, families touched by cancer, and scholarships for female student-athletes looking to pursue medical careers.

            The public can continue DeAnna Stark Pasciuto's legacy with a donation in her memory.  Contributions are tax-deductible, as permitted by law. Donations may be made online at  Contributions may also be sent by check made out to 'The Northern N.J. Community Foundation' with 'DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund' entered in the memo line. 
Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.

            For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, contact or call 201-568-5608.

            Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, philanthropy, and public health.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation's partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

            For more information, visit, send an email to, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen, Instagram at nnjcf_artsbergen, LinkedIn, Twitter @NNJCF and YouTube.


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