BY ANTHONY RUSSO, PRESIDENT, CIANJ
DOING WELL by doing good is a win-win for businesses, communities and people in need. Giving back connects volunteers with each other, while helping the citizens that need resources the most. How society treats the most vulnerable among us—the hungry, the homeless, children, veterans—always says a lot about where we live and work, and about who we are.
That’s why I’m so proud of the members of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), who year after year give back to the communities they serve by volunteering time, donating food and money and more. This generosity deserves recognition so it will continue and be expanded to help even more people in need.
In this spirit, CIANJ presents its 8th Annual Companies that Care Awards, which once again showcase the creative and valuable ways our companies and their employees assist others through charitable endeavors. The names you will read about may not be famous, but the deeds we describe are priceless.
In the hope that our awards will inspire more giving and volunteers, we salute the great businesses of New Jersey for what they do, and the following companies are examples of this special drive to help others, to support local communities and reach out to those in need.
AECOM employees give back each year by participating in CANstruction, where a six-employee team competes to build a structure out of donated canned foods. Hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies at the Forsgate Country Club, all cans are later donated to Monmouth and Ocean County food banks.
Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is repurposing blue surgical wrap. Made from polypropylene, a non-biodegradable, lightweight, durable material that covers sterile instruments prior to surgery and is later discarded while sterile, Overlook transforms the material into tote bags and sleeping bags. AHS also provides fuel-efficient shuttle service for employees between work sites and other locations—more than 500 stops daily.
American Water and New Jersey American Water, with support from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, facilitated three Project WET workshops where educators received water education training and teaching resources. The American Water Charitable Foundation also provided a $200,000 grant to construct a new STEM lab at Camden’s Woodrow Wilson High School.
AmeriHealth New Jersey associates assist organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, cooking and serving meals for more than 15 years to families staying at locations in Camden and New Brunswick. Besides being a corporate sponsor of the annual Change the Luck of a Child telethon, AmeriHealth New Jersey associates answer phones and collect donations.
AnythingIT works with 501c3 charity Rock Our Vets to help close the “Digital Divide” by giving mobile phones and other technology to veterans returning from active duty. These tools help them to integrate back into civilian life, find a job or go back to school.
Aon New Jersey and its employees give back in many ways to local communities, including visiting home healthcare facilities, working at soup kitchens, providing landscaping at schools, assisting veterans, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, collecting toys for the needy, taking part in charitable walks, organizing blood drives and volunteering at local animal shelters.
Atkins Companies was working on a residential development in Hopatcong when the builder constructed and donated a group home in Hopatcong for SMILE (Steven Milford Independent Living Experience), a local nonprofit. Completed in September 2018, the 4,700-square-foot independent living facility accommodates five adults, enabling them to live independently and thrive in their community.
Baker Tilly established the Baker Tilly Foundation, which focuses on three pillars: Education, Health and Wellness, and Human Services. The advisory, tax and assurance firm also sponsors an annual Stewardship Day of service where teams from every office choose causes to support and gives team members paid time off to volunteer with nonprofit organizations.
Bayshore Family of Companies President and CEO Valerie Montecalvo and her senior team volunteer on 17 boards, including The Nature Conservancy and Clean Ocean Action, which advance environmental conservation, sustainability and recycling. Montecalvo also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Monmouth Conservation Foundation and believes in “thinking globally and acting locally” for the environment.
Berkeley College annual initiatives include the Alumni Leadership Council and the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services, which collects toys for Our Way to H.O.P.E., and its Office of Military and Veterans Affairs gift collections for youngsters at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots.
Brown and Caldwell contributes to Water For People, which creates innovative and sustainable solutions to water and sanitation problems in the developing world. BC Chief Technical Officer Cindy Paulson sits on WFP’s board of directors, and the engineering, science, consulting, and construction firm contributed more than $1 million to WFP during the past decade.
Clean Earth’s Hatboro, Pennsylvania office works with community organizations like H.A.T. Packs to help the 30 percent of Hatboro-Horsham schoolchildren enrolled in the free and reduced priced meal program. On October 16, a Clean Earth team helped pack 251 bags of non-perishable breakfast, lunch, snack, and beverage items to school children and their siblings.
CohnReznick has been giving back for more than 100 years. A 2018 annual golf event in Jersey City raised $150,000 to support two national children’s charities, while employees volunteer for community service through CohnReznick CARES. Local activities include collection drives benefiting children and veterans, like Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Operation Care & Comfort.
Columbia Bank collects tons of non-perishable food and household items for local food banks, and Team Columbia volunteers regularly help local food banks and homeless shelters. Columbia Bank Foundation grants enable organizations like Eva’s Village to purchase dining room tables and chairs, commercial food preparation equipment, and a new van.
Concrete Washout Systems makes a difference in a variety of ways, including contributions to Mary Help of Christians Academy for young women, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. CWS also supports grassroots environmental advocacy groups like The Hackensack Riverkeepers and participates in the organization’s annual EarthFest Overpeck partnership with Bergen County Parks.
Connell Foley‘s community involvement includes Back-to-School supply drives for United Way, while employees have donated school supplies, backpacks, clothing and gift cards. For many years the law firm has participated in the annual Battle of the Barristers softball tournament, donating $9,000 in 2019 for the Newark Day Center and the Fresh Air Fund.
CSG attorneys routinely demonstrate their dedication to the environment, serving on various environmental boards and civic groups, and offering input to the NJDEP and the state legislature on new environmental laws and regulations. CSG’s Environmental Group also partners with local conservation organizations, including assisting with the development of the New Weis Center in Ringwood’s rain garden.
Cushman & Wakefield gives back by helping, with activities like fielding 80 employees and their children for an annual Corporate 5K FunRun fundraiser benefitting Hackensack Meridian Health’s “Tackle Kids Cancer.” Led by C&W’s New Jersey Director of Operations Vicky Fajardo, the initiative supports an important cause and drives C&W’s culture of family and philanthropy.
Decusoft CEO Bob Laurenzo is a board member of the American Cancer Society; and gets Decusoft staff, customers and partners involved in the organization’s annual fundraising golf event. Decusoft, business partner Workday and ex-N.Y. Giants Jim Burt recently raised more than $10,000 for ACS with a silent auction for the team’s on-field game-day experience.
Deloitte joins with Junior Achievement of New Jersey to teach business skills and share experiences to help 90,000 students succeed. Deloitte volunteers also engage students through the JA Women’s Future Leadership Forums and, during Deloitte’s Impact Day, advise students at JA Finance Park and BizTown on money management and workplace responsibilities.
Delta Dental of New Jersey celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, hosting the first All Associate Volunteer Day as 285 associates volunteered 719 hours with more than 20 community organizations, including The Boys & Girls Club of Newark. Besides assisting at nursing homes, pre-school programs and other organizations, Delta contributed $2,500 to Community Foodbank.
Denholtz Properties marked its relocation to Red Bank by partnering with Lunch Break, a community soup kitchen, pantry and clothing distributor. The commercial real estate development and investment company continued 65 years of assistance by collecting food and supplies, and sponsoring Lunch Break’s Taste of Summer event and a 2019 Fall Gala.
Dewberry’s Mount Laurel office hosted its fifth annual survey merit badge day for local members of the Boy Scouts of America. Activities included hands-on demonstrations, discussions about GPS and surveying and other topics, including career opportunities within the surveying profession. All participants in the 2019 session earned their survey merit badges.
Earle offers a workplace wellness program and, through The Walter R. Earle Foundation, helps local families combat the opioid epidemic by partnering with HOPE Sheds Light and Hackensack Meridian Health at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Annual initiatives include a Charity Golf Classic and the HOPE walk. The Foundation raised $276,000 in 2018.
Eastwick College President Tom Eastwick cultivates a culture of caring by hosting low-minimum student and staff fundraising events and matching all the contributions for organizations like Smile Train and Feed The Hungry. Students raised $4,109 for Smile Train in one day, while this year $40,000 was raised for Feed The Hungry.
EisnerAmper employees give their time and caring attitude to nonprofit organizations across the United States through EisnerAmper Cares. New Jersey events include “Give Back Week,” a collaboration with eight nonprofits, including Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison. More than 100 employees helped underserved campers with activities like a Tie Dye Extravaganza.
ExxonMobil employees in Clinton partnered with United Way, contributing $312,000, while some 275 volunteers engaged in 13 projects, including home repairs and yard cleanups. A “Souper Bowl” drive collected more than 4,000 pounds of food, and workers collected more than 11,000 diapers. The ExxonMobil community also donated 196 coats, built 85 bicycles and donated helmets and reflectors.
Fairleigh Dickinson University takes community engagement seriously. Assistant Dean Dr. Chadwin Sandifer connects faculty, administrators and students to Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit that provides vacations to ill children and their families. Also, Dr. Sandifer and Director of Student Affairs and Community Engagement Patricia Lemmerman lead a course on Low-Income Families and Homeless Populations.
Felician University is a Purple Heart University, named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Top Military Friendly School for nine straight years. Initiatives include designing a grant for veterans, active duty service members and family members; holding informational Veterans Affairs claims clinics and constructing a veterans lounge with a kitchen area.
Fox Rothschild LLP partnered with Morristown’s Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, with more than 40 attorneys and staff from the Morristown office preparing and serving meals to hundreds of individuals. Fox employees also helped to set up CSK’s farmer’s market food pantry, and assisted guests in selecting no-cost, healthy fresh produce and meat.
Gibbons has engaged with Cristo Rey Newark High School since the beginning, when the late John Gibbons conducted the feasibility study necessary to launch the school. Today, the firm hosts an intern program as part of the high school’s Corporate Work Study Program, and in 2019 helped to raise $300,000 for the educational institution.
Grassi & Co. has a tightly woven culture of commitment. The business advisory, tax and accounting services firm raises thousands of dollars with charity jeans days in support of employees’ favorite charities, while employees serve at nonprofit organizations and fundraising events. The firm also sponsors fundraisers run by nonprofit clients and other organizations.
Guardian Data Destruction’s community outreach and assistance includes donations of laptops, computer bags and desks to LaptopUpcycle.org, 50 turkeys to Buddies of NJ Soup Kitchen and funding for Hackensack Meridian Health’s Tackle Kid’s Cancer and other organizations. The company also gives to programs affiliated with COCES, NYPD and Habitat for Humanity.
GZA matches employee charitable contributions and established a grant program to fund employees’ community service activities. GZA’s Fairfield office also sponsored a nondenominational “Giving Tree” facilitated by Christmas is for Children in New Jersey, to purchase “want,” “need,” and educational gifts for 20 children based on their wish lists.
Hackensack Meridian Health community activities include fundraisers for combat wounded; donations for veterans‘ children at summer camp, and student scholarships. HMH initiatives also include Veterans Day and Memorial Day commemorations, and training to recognize mental illness and substance use. Hackensack University Medical Center received defense service recognition, including the Pro Patria and the Seven Seals awards.
Harwood Lloyd, LLC’s long history of supporting charitable causes includes a firmwide collection of toys for Hackensack-area children, and employee donations of more than 60 gently used warm coats. The law firm’s employees look forward to continuing to be an integral part of the growing Hackensack community.
Holy Name Medical Center sponsors two teams of four Cristo Rey Newark High School students from each grade for work-study internships. Since 2012 they’ve been matched with mentors in departments that include Human Resources, Security, Physical and Respiratory Therapy. Students’ work skills are enhanced, they learn interpersonal communication and are informed about in-demand healthcare careers.
ICA Risk Management Consultants has donated more than $500,000 to some 65 charities during the last few years, including Children’s Health Fund, Nora Cronin Presentation Academy, An Achievable Dream, Special Operations Warrior Foun-dation and SOUL Uganda. In 2019 ICA encouraged colleagues to suggest eligible causes to the Philanthropy Committee.
Investors Bank’s new-employee onboarding process includes time at the Morristown Community Soup Kitchen, while employees regularly volunteer with organizations like St. John’s Food Pantry in Newark, the Food Bank of South Jersey, Interfaith Food Pantry, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, and Cathedral Kitchen. Investors also continues to make significant donations and grants.
Jackson Lewis celebrated Pride month with firmwide initiatives, including a fundraiser for The Trevor Project that raised more than $55,000 for the LGBTQ suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization. Local office engagements included marching in city Pride Parades, volunteering with organizations and speaking about legal matters impacting the LGBTQ community.
Jefferson Health in New Jersey team members and other sources contribute funds for emergency employee support for catastrophic situations, like home fires, floods, or a spouse’s job loss. The Emergency Financial Assistance Fund (EFAF) began in 2006 and has helped more than 449 employees get back on their feet, disbursing more than $648,000.
Jersey Central Power & Light and its 1,300 employees support communities with donations and volunteerism. A JCP&L donation to Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick Township will enable it to build a greenhouse, so students can get hands-on science, math, social studies, language arts and other experience while supporting local food banks.
Konica Minolta President and CEO Rick Taylor and employees have donated to and volunteered with the National Kidney Foundation; and helped Books for Kids build a ‘Zen Den’ at a local school. The company embraces sustainable practices, and executives and employees volunteer and donate money, meals and time for food drives, environmental and other activities.
Lakeland Bank hosts golf outings to raise scholarships for college-bound high school graduates, disbursing more than 80 a year valued from $1,500 to $2,000 each. More than $2 million has been awarded since the 1970s; and last year the bank raised $225,000 for 2020 scholarships.
LAN Associates is donating design services to a Mexican charity for an educational facility addition in an impoverished Juarez neighborhood that will mean new classrooms, lab spaces, and administrative space. The engineering, planning, architecture, and surveying firm’s volunteer projects range from Habitat for Humanity construction activity to local park cleanups.
Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC fundraises every year and donates to a charity, like “Movers for Moms.” Besides acting as a drop-off location for the charity, which helps homeless and abused women, the accounting, tax and management advisory firm donated upscale soaps, clothing, hair styling and other products,
Lightbridge Academy has distributed more than $500,000 of support, including life-sustaining medical equipment and more than 100 scholarships, for children and others suffering from illness, emergencies and disasters. Recent donations include 2,000 backpacks for hurricane-affected children, with hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, lightweight books and toys, and notes and pictures from Lightbridge Academy Center students and staff.
Mazars USA donated more than $100,000 to children’s health and wellness causes in New Jersey and across the country in 2019. More than 500 employees also volunteered nearly 4,000 hours at organizations like Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, the Westlake School for special needs children in Westfield, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
McCarter & English, LLP represents refugees in the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and other courts and venues. The firm runs a monthly naturalization clinic in its Newark offices and, with the Southern Poverty Law Center, secured freedom for several people following representation that included appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
McLaren Engineering Group’s leadership started their own non-profit organization, Tri-State Engineering EXPO, Inc. in 2003, sponsoring a yearly career fair organized by McLaren employee volunteers. Colleges, engineering firms and local businesses offer interactive displays, educational discussion panels, robotics competitions and more to help expose students and cultivate the next generation of innovators.
MedWise Insurance Advocacy helped establish a local YMCA that serves as a center of learning, freedom and community. Founded by CEO Adria Gross, MedWise helps individuals and attorneys save money on medical bills that are denied, out-of-network, overcharged or are going nowhere with the claims process.
MSPC selected Children’s Specialized Hospital as its preferred charity in 2019. The audit, tax and consulting firm’s internal committee acted as a liaison to the hospital, raised $10,000 for CSH, held a team-building event, participated in CSH Foundation’s Walk N’ Roll and rewarded staff on charity donor Dairy Queen’s Miracle Day.
MWWPR CEO Michael Kempner and many associates volunteer and serve on the board of organizations like Outreach to the Homeless, Feeding the Hungry, and Volunteering/ Community Service. The public relations agency’s employee activities include collecting coats and winter clothing, serving meals at soup kitchens and purchasing toys for children in need.
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants staff and members participate in an annual food drive for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, donating cash and more than 30,000 pounds of food since 2009. The NJCPA also visits local schools, educates students about careers and helps to feed the needy.
Next Level Performance employees and their children didn’t want kids to miss out on the thrills of Halloween. So they partnered with CASA of Middlesex County to create, assemble, and distribute some 100 Halloween treat bags to children who might not otherwise be able to go trick-or-treating with their friends and family.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and its attorneys donate to charities, and the law firm held an in-house bake sale to collect even more money for the organizations. For Thanks- giving, the law firm created an e-booklet containing their stories and photographs, which were shared on the firm’s website and social media pages.
NPZ Law Group, P.C. activities include pro bono work for a Rotary Club in Bergen County, and donations and free immigration consultations to the Ministry Food Pantry and members. During the immigration and nationality law firm’s annual business trip to India, contributions are made to the Gabriel Project, which services the Kawla slums in Mumbai.
Panasonic Corporation of North America embraces “Contribution to Society” as a guiding principle. In honor of Mother’s Day 2019, the company partnered with federally qualified heath centers across the country, donating nearly 4,000 baby monitors to women and expectant families in communities like Nashville, Tenn., where infant mortality is among the highest in the nation.
Peapack-Gladstone Bank employee and other charitable activities include donating 24,250 school lunches for needy children in Newark through Table to Table’s Bag; filling low-income students’ backpacks with academic supplies for Project Readiness; and accepting, delivering, sorting and packing donations for the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s Tools for School and other programs.
PKF O’Connor Davies was a sponsor in the second annual NICUSTRONG Walk at Van Saun Park in Paramus, and the accounting firm’s employees and their families donated and participated. The 900- plus participants raised $105,000 for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Plast-O-Matic Valves’ Support Our Troops & Veterans program encourages employees to assist veterans and family members. Company owners and employees collect gifts and personal care items for servicepersons deployed overseas, and support organizations like AdoptaPlatoon, Wounded Warrior Project, Semper Fi Fund, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and veterans with Parkinson’s’ via Mercury One.
ProudLiving Communities’ charitable engagements include a back-to-school drive, turkey give- away, and holiday coat and toy drive. Sponsored services from the vertically integrated owner and manager of real estate include a YMCA swim program, a community basketball league, an educational scholarship with Bloomfield College, and an annual Broadway outing with children from Cicely L. Tyson Community School.
R&J Strategic Communications team members participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and raised $2,245 for research, while celebrating the 10-year breast cancer-free anniversary of an R&J employee’s mother. Throughout its 30-plus year history, the public relations agency has donated time, resources and expertise to support community organizations.
Ramapo College students volunteer for The We Care Program for homeless and other students; the Alternative Break Program, spend winter break working with endangered animal species at the NATUWA Macaw Sanctuary; and other charitable activities. For 10 years the Leaders in Service has offered opportunities for service projects, political engagement and leadership activities to incoming first-year students.
Ramboll Environ has partnered with the Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation since 2010, raising more than $25,000 for the organization, and helping build Chemo Care Bags that are sent to patients across the country. They’re also delivered to hospitals, infusion centers and doctor’s offices in the tri-state area.
Riker Danzig’s pro bono services include assisting a young woman with mental and-developmental disabilities who was sexually assault- ed by a residential facility supervisor. Riker Danzig associate Rebecca Borgese evaluated and pursued legal remedies on behalf of the victim, and now serves as co-trustee of the trust that was created with the proceeds of a settlement.
RWJBarnabas Health’s Community Medical Center honors veteran inpatients with a certificate of appreciation, and a star from a retired flag. Also, an annual veteran luncheon is hosted for veterans, two parking spaces are designated for them, and CMC employees collaborate with Jersey Cares to make comfort kits for veterans and active duty military personnel.
Santander Bank fielded nearly 200 volunteers and logged more than 1,075 volunteer hours across more than 17 Junior Achievement of New Jersey events for students in grades K through 12 in 2019 alone. Additionally, Jay Klatsky from the bank’s Middle Market team serves on the JANJ Northern NJ Advisory Board.
Sax, LLP supports St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson with the 4 Miler at Garret Mountain, an annual, family-friendly run/walk event. Sax employees volunteer their time and solicit donations, while the advisory, audit and accounting services firm’s philanthropic arm, The Sax Charitable Foundation, absorbs all costs for the event, which has raised more than $535,000 since 2012.
SB One Bank is committed to causes like Homes Fit for Heroes, which enhances the lives of service members. In 2019, the bank donated $12,000 to support the organization as it provides wounded special operations warriors and their families with free housing, and a total of $4 million worth of benefits.
SobelCo initiatives, for more than a decade, include highlighting a charity to support at every Executive Women’s Leadership Breakfast. Donations include toiletries, diapers, food, school supplies and apparel. Charities get speaking exposure and are highlighted in a nonprofit e-newsletter and social media. To date, more than 50 organizations have received hundreds of pounds of necessities.
Splendor Design Group Inc. spearheaded PickItUpNJ.org, an expanding eco-friendly, town-wide garbage pickup in Red Bank. CEO Adam Taylor serves on the board of directors of the Red Bank Business Alliance and leads the marketing committee as chairman. He also serves on the marketing committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County and volunteers with other organizations.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital Community Health Services offers quality primary care and education and bilingual financial counseling for charity care, from SPUH to residents, in the 57-block Esperanza neighborhood of New Brunswick. Services are delivered through a 34-foot Saint Peter’s University Hospital health van parked in the lot of Sacred Heart Church.
St. Joseph’s Health partnered with Sax LLP for The 4 Miler at Garret Mountain fundraising run/walk for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. St. Joseph’s Health also supports children and families in the Santo LoConte Child Advocacy Center with protective, medical and other services. And the St. Joseph’s Health Employee Emer-gency Relief Fund provides confidential assistance to employees.
Stockton University’s Homework Completion Program is celebrating its fifth year of tutoring children in grades K-8 after school, four days a week, at two Atlantic City housing projects. Co-sponsored with the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Atlantic City Police Department, the program helps students to improve their academic performance and develop good study habits.
T&M Associates supports and volunteers with organizations like NextGen, Wellness Works, Habitat for Humanity and Project Lead the Way. The national consulting, environmental, engineering, technical services and construction management company also hosts blood drives, food drives and fundraisers. T&M’s Operation Outreach offers an Employee Emergency Fund for limited financial assistance during emergency economic hardship.
Terrie O’Connor Realtors collects Thanksgiving dinners, hammers for Habitat for Humanity, runs an on-site blood drive, and takes other steps to give back. More than 30 employees and associates have slept out on the street in Newark to call attention to local homeless youth, raising more than $135,000 for Covenant House in three years.
The Garibaldi Group supports Morristown’s nourish.NJ with volunteers, more than $10,000 a year of funding and guidance from CEO Jim Garibaldi who sits on the board. Betty Jones and a Garibaldi team assist in the kitchen, serve lunch during nourish.NJ events, and the team volunteers select Friday afternoons to help organize free farmer’s markets for guests.
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, as a nonprofit organization, assists underserved communities. Trinitas employees also give back through fundraisers and other activities, including the 99 percent of leadership that donates a portion of their paycheck to worthy causes.
Trinitas Talent Management’s Rick Diana serves as a trustee on the board of Tri-County Scholarship Fund. He also serves as a role model of volunteerism and brings in talented student interns to assist the Tri-County Scholarship Fund.
Valley Bank supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties financially and with mentor volunteers. Valley also donated to Morris Habitat for Humanity, and more than 100 Valley volunteers helped the organization build three homes and renovate one for low- and moderate-income families.
Valley Health System provides thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups and classes to people in need. The regional healthcare system also pursues ways to reduce its environmental impact. Valley sponsored and participated in a cleanup of a local reservoir; and employees collected, cleaned and delivered toys to two local organizations.
Wells Fargo Community Banking employees taught elementary school students about budgeting, savings and recognizing needs versus wants. Wells Fargo supports local and national food banks and was the main event sponsor of the annual Save Latin America “Reaching Our Dreams” student essay contest awards. The Wells Fargo Foundation committed $5 million to support Essex County home ownership.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. has participated in the Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey MORE THAN PINK Walk, raising funds for three years. The law firm’s “Team Wilentz” ranked among the top three on the 2019 fundraising leaderboard at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson.
Windsor Consulting Group Managing Partner Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr. joined the board of directors of Workplace Health Without Borders— US Branch and mentored doctorial students in Cameroon and Toronto. He also helped develop the frame- work for a strategic management plan, assisted with the bylaws and helped to develop marketing strategies to promote the NGO.