Get Ready for Fall at The Community Chest's Young Women Leadership Program's Fashion Show at Max Mara

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; September 13, 2023) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's (The Chest) Young Women's Leadership Program celebrates its sixth anniversary with a fashion show at Max Mara. 

Fashionistas are invited to attend and explore Max Mara's 2023 fall and winter collection on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Max Mara, The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Road in Hackensack, New Jersey.

            The fashion show begins at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. During the fashion show, young women leaders in the community will model the latest fashions.  For further information and to register to attend the fashion show, go to or contact Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County, at 201-568-7474.

Support Young Women Leaders

            Shop, save, and support The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County!  When customers shop at Max Mara on October 5, a ten percent discount on select styles will be offered, with ten percent of the proceeds made that day donated to The Community Chest's Young Women Leaders Program.

            The Chest is committed to encouraging the involvement of young women at an early age as leaders in their communities throughout their lives.  Each year, The Chest presents Young Women's Leadership awards to outstanding juniors and seniors in high school.  Awards are given to outstanding students identifying as female, enrolled in their junior or senior years, and residing and/or attending a public or private a high school in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey.

The Legacy of the Elizabeths

            The Young Women's Leadership Program's awards honor the legacy of the three Elizabeths -- Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, Elizabeth Morrow Morgan, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  During the Great Depression, Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, an Englewood resident, became the founding board chair of The Community Chest.  Elisabeth Morrow Morgan, the founder of The Elisabeth Morrow School, grew up in Englewood.  Tenafly resident Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a leader in the suffrage movement.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

            Since the organization's founding 90 years ago, The Chest has raised over $2 million, the equivalent of $62 million, when adjusted for inflation, and served over 100 nonprofit organizations.  The Chest supports area nonprofits addressing a range of issues, including health and mental health, hunger, arts programming, the environment, and volunteerism for approximately 50,000 people annually.

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey, 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.

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

Photo Caption: • Max Mara fashion photo. 

Photo Credit:  Max Mara


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