The Community Chest

Our mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County

Our service area includes the following towns: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rockleigh and Tenafly.


May 16, 2019
Women’s Leadership Luncheon

The Community Chest hosted its second annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon celebrating the lives of three extraordinary women from our local communities: Elizabeth Cutter Morrow (1873-1955), Elisabeth Morrow Moran (1904-1934), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (181501902). Each of these women made invaluable contributions to the community. The luncheon was held at the Elisabeth Morrow School, in Englewood.

This year’s program featured three honored guests:

  • Dr. Arthorine Walker - long-time Englewood resident, Educator, Englewood Public Schools, advocate for the needy.

  • Tami Luchow - a changemaker and an activist for People with Disabilities, visible and invisible, and their families, and the founder of the non-profit Care For Life and Limb.

  • Molly Craig Berry - Englewood Board of Education Member, Englewood Recreation Department Volunteer, child advocate.

The Community Chest awarded two scholarships to two young women that demonstrate extraordinary leadership qualities.

It was an inspirational afternoon celebrating women in our community.


A very special evening…

“Make a Difference in Your Community”

On April 25th The Community Chest hosted its annual Spring Gala at  Montammy Golf Club.  It was a celebratory evening of cocktails, fine food and a benefit auction.  Attendees enjoyed a fun and heart-warming event that included an awards ceremony honoring individuals whose dedication make a difference in our community.  Congratulations to our 2019 honorees:

Lori Stokes, co-host Good Day New York, Public Spirit Award
Joseph Parisi, Chairman & CEO Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Philanthropist Award
Vicki Sidrow, President & CEO Vantage Health System, Community Champion Award

The Community Chest wishes to recognize the generosity and support of our Gala Sponsors

Donor Spotlight

We recognize the following organizations, foundations and corporations for their significant support of our work.

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