(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; January 24, 2023) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County announces the organization received a grant of $2,500 from ConnectOne Bank. The grant provides partial support for The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's Professional Development Series.
The three-part series, which runs from February through April, offers nonprofit management and supervisory staff workshops on a range of topics, including adult mental health first aid, leadership and adapting to changing times quickly, and rethinking personnel management in a post-pandemic period.
"We thank ConnectOne Bank for their support of our Professional Development Series for nonprofit staff. The series will provide nonprofit managers and leaders with training to respond to clients' needs in a rapidly changing environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.
ConnectOne Bank has participated in The Chest's activities and events. The ConnectOne Bank Community Connections Team Building Event created benches, planter boxes, craft artwork and blankets and presented them to The Chest to give to non-profit organizations that could use them. In 2018, the company was recognized for its involvement in the community and received the Champion Award at The Chest's annual gala.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
With the motto "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit the people of eastern Bergen County in New Jersey. The founders' vision was to fill a chest with individuals and businesses' generous contributions and to empty the contents by awarding grant funds to support worthy projects led by local nonprofits in the area.
Funds raised in The Chest's annual campaign support nonprofits' programs providing social, cultural, recreational, and educational services to residents in the area. Coordinating and planning services are also provided in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network. The organization's Board of Managers implements a thorough process of screening, research, and monitoring to assure the funds raised are directed to the most worthy programs and the areas of greatest need.
For more information about The Chest, visit the organization's web site, www.thecommunitychestebc.org, or call the office at 201-568-7474.
About The Community Chest
Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 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'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.
Photo Caption: Shown left to right. Angelos Kouzinas, Assistant Vice President at ConnectOne Bank, presents a donation of $2,500 to Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.
Photo Credit: The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County