The Community Chest to Kick Off 90th Anniversary With Let's Make Some Magic For Those in Need in Our Community

(Englewood, New Jersey; October 10, 2022) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County (The Chest) kicks off its 90th anniversary with Let's Make Some Magic, a festive celebration to help our neighbors in need in the community.

Spend a memorable evening with one of the top magicians, Jason Silberman, in the metropolitan area.  The virtual, interactive mind-reading event takes place on Monday, November 7, 2022 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

    "Join The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County in celebrating our 90th anniversary.  Gather at home with your family and friends for a fun-filled magic and mind-reading show.  Each ticket purchased helps us provide grants and human services for our neighbors facing hardships," said Executive Director Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer of The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.

Tickets and Sponsorships
    Tickets may be purchased online at at the following levels: admission for one household $100, admission for one household 'plus' a surprise gift $150, admission for one household 'plus' an Entertainment Bucket full of goodies, and honor The Chest's 90th anniversary $90. 

    Sponsorship levels are also available for individuals and businesses.  For more information about becoming a sponsor, visit the event's website,, or call the office at 201-568-7474.   

90 Years: Leading Initiatives and Supporting Nonprofits
    During the Great Depression in 1933, when unemployment, homelessness, and hunger were at all time highs, caring members of the community came together in eastern Bergen County and started The Community Chest.  "The Community Chest is a miracle only in the sense that the human spirit rising above difficulties is always a miracle," said humanitarian and philanthropist Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, the organization's founding board chair, at a board meeting on November 9, 1933.

    The Community Chest continues its mission to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  This year and throughout 2023, The Chest reflects upon its history and impact helping people in need in the community and celebrates its 90th anniversary with these special events open to the public:   
•    Celebrating 90 Years of Service to the Community Gala.  April 26.  Montammy Golf Club, 7 Montammy Drive in Alpine, New Jersey
•    Third Annual Golf Outing.  July 10.  Edgewood Country Club, 449 Rivervale Rd. in Rivervale, New Jersey.  The day features golf, Shotgun Start, lunch, cocktail hour, and dinner.  For information, contact Victoria Sidrow, Associate Director, 201-84-3427 and

    For further information about The Community Chest, the 90th anniversary year, and events, visit its website,, or call 201-568-7474 for more information.

About The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County
            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for nearly 90 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 of Eastern Bergen County'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 and Instagram.

Photo Caption: Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, founding chair of the board of managers of The Community Chest.  Photo Credit: The Community Chest

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