The Community Chest's Fourth Golf Outing to Raise Funds for Nonprofits Responding to Increased Need in the Area

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; April 4, 2024) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County holds its fourth annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 6 at one of New Jersey's finest golf courses, Edgewood Country Club, located at 449 Rivervale Rd. in River Vale, New Jersey.  Golfers may join as individuals or as a foursome.  Registration for the outing may be done conveniently online at

            For nearly a century, The Community Chest has strengthened the community through leadership and philanthropy by spearheading initiatives and supporting nonprofits that help people in need in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey.  The golf outing’s net proceeds will support grant awards to nonprofit agencies providing services to people requiring assistance with the following: health and mental health services, educational enhancement/college and career preparation, food insecurity and healthy eating and homecare. 

            The day's activities begin with registration at 9:00 a.m., followed by a brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A shotgun start begins at 11:30 a.m., with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and dinner.  During the evening, a celebration, awards ceremony and a silent auction take place.  Co-chairs of the outing are Matthew Bert Libien, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Advisors, and John Wilkens, Principal of Robert Wilkens Insurance Agency, a World Insurance Company.


            The Community Chest invites individuals and businesses to become a sponsor.  To date, sponsors of the golf outing include World Insurance Associates LLC, Wells Fargo Advisors, Citibank, Jaguar Land Rover Englewood, BMW Tenafly, and CohnReznick LLP.  Sponsors' support and their philanthropic endeavors in the golf outing will be highlighted in The Chest's marketing.  A sponsorship provides an opportunity for an individual or business to demonstrate their leadership as a philanthropist in the community.  To register or to become a sponsor for the golf outing, visit the event's website at  For additional information, contact Vicki Sidrow at 201-568-7474, 201-390-8830 or

Leading Community Efforts

            The Community Chest leads initiatives and support s nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  The organization's service area covers these municipalities: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rockleigh and Tenafly.

            For 91 years, The Chest has provided funding to local agencies and nonprofits.  The organization also develops collaborative action plans with community partners and identifies and provides solutions for community issues with local influencers.  The organization leads critical issues by:

Funding agencies and nonprofits to assist with providing vital services;

Fostering collaborations between nonprofit agencies, government, corporations, and other community partners;

Assisting agencies with expansion of services for key issues; and

Strengthening agencies by offering professional development, teaching best practices, mentoring leaders, and providing issue-specific training.

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 91 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 YouTube.

Photo caption:Friends gather at a golf outing.  
Photo Credit:  Canva

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