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The Community Chest to Hold First Women’s Leadership and Scholarship Luncheon

April 29, 2018

Summary: The three “Elizabeths” will be honored for their leadership in Bergen County: Elizabeth Cutter Morgan, Elisabeth Morrow Morgan and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Untitled (Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; April 30, 2018) — Join The Community Chest in honoring women’s contributions to philanthropy, education, and society in the area at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon and Scholarship Ceremony, “Toasting the Elizabeths: Celebrating Women Leaders in Bergen County”.  The luncheon will be held on May 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Elisabeth Morrow School, in The Music Room in Morrow House, located at 435 Lydecker Street, Englewood, New Jersey.

            Tickets are $65 per person or $85 per patron.  To RSVP, call 201-568-7474.  Checks may be made out to The Community Chest and sent to 122 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631.

Celebrating Women’s Leadership

            The luncheon celebrates these women and the leadership they demonstrated throughout their lives:  Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, the founding board chair of The Community Chest during the Great Depression, who lived in Englewood; Elisabeth Morrow Morgan, the founder of the Elisabeth Morrow School, who grew up in Englewood; and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leader in the suffragette movement and a Tenafly resident.  The event is sponsored in partnership with The Elisabeth Morrow School.

            “We are very excited to present this luncheon and salute these women during the celebration of our 85th anniversary.  The Community Chest is honored to have been launched by a woman with the wisdom and depth of Elizabeth Cutter Morrow and to live in an area that was the home of Elisabeth Morrow Morgan and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest.

Exemplary Leaders to Speak

            The program features three women guest speakers from a range of professional backgrounds with exemplary leadership credentials.  Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle from the 37th district will discuss her rise to local legislator in New Jersey.  The second speaker, Dr. Jeanne Clark-Rance, is a former resident of Englewood, who grew up under the guidance of staff at The Bergen Family Center and became a prominent educator in the New York City Department of Education.  The last speaker, Helen Archontou, CEO of the YWCA of Bergen County, has nearly 20 years of executive management experience in the not-for-profit sector and has worked to eliminate racism and empower women.

Leadership Scholarship Award

            The luncheon marks the first year The Community Chest is awarding a women’s leadership scholarship to a senior graduating from a local high school who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities.  One young woman will be selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship.

            Visit The Chest’s web site, www.thecommunitychestofenglewood.org for more information about this event or to learn about new ones added to the calendar.

About The Community Chest

            Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 85 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.

            For further information about The Chest, visit www.communitychestofenglewood.org or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.


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