The Community Chest to Shine Light on Financial Literacy and Financial Aid in Seminar for High School Students

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; September 6, 2022) -- High school juniors and seniors can get a head start on their financial knowledge in The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's Young Women's Leadership program's 'Financial Literacy and College Financial Aid' seminar, on Sunday, September 18.

The seminar is free and takes place at Valley Bank, located at 80 West Street in Englewood, New Jersey, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided. 

    High school male and female juniors and seniors are invited to attend.  In the afternoon, parents may attend the financial aid session from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.  Registration is required to attend the seminar; sign up online at

    During the seminar, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of banking basics and participate in an analysis of debt.  They will also learn about financial aid and opportunities available in New Jersey.  After the presentation, a question and answer will follow. Sponsors for the program are Valley National Bank and Emily Bloom, college advisor with Athena College Advisors, LLC.

    "We are delighted staff from Valley National Bank and Emily Bloom will provide vital information to college-bound students.  At a time when the cost of college is growing exponentially, young people and their families need to become familiar with the expenses they will incur in the future," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.

    For further information about the Young Women's Leadership Program or the seminar, contact (201) 568-7474.  To make a contribution to the Young Women's Leadership program, send a check made out to The Community Chest, located at 122 South Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor, Englewood, NJ 07631.  Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.

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 Dr. 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, Instagram, and Twitter.

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