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Raise a Glass for Charity at Oktoberfest at The Community Chest

October 4, 2018

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Trevor Jadoo (left) and his sister raise a glass of beer for charity at Oktoberfest at The Community Chest. Photo Credit: Sam Lee

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; October 4, 2018) — This fall, raise a glass for charity at the third annual Oktoberfest at The Community Chest.  Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and Bavarian fare on Thursday, October 18 at the Englewood Field Club, located at 341 Engle Street in Englewood, New Jersey, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“This festive occasion brings together people throughout the community for the charitable purpose to raise funds to provide social, cultural, recreational, and educational services to residents of all ages in eastern Bergen County.  Oktoberfest at The Community Chest launches our 2018-2019 annual campaign to support the awarding of grants to nonprofits addressing a range of issues, including health and mental health, hunger, arts programming, the environment, and volunteerism,” said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest.

Admission to Oktoberfest at The Community Chest is $100 per ticket, and millennials are admitted for $40 a ticket.  Group rates for ten tickets are also available for $800.  Each ticket purchase includes a great selection of craft beers sponsored by The Alementary Brewing Co., a light dinner and delicious fare prepared in Bavarian style, specially made gingerbread cookies, music and a dance program by performers from Arthur Murray Dance Center in Tenafly.

A live auction offers culinary and other opportunities, a raffle, and prizes.  Football enthusiasts will want to bid upon these items:  a ball signed by Eli Manning, New York Giant tickets, and New York Jets tickets.  Another special feature in this year’s Oktoberfest is the addition of a wine pull.  Everyone who purchases a wine pull ticket wins a bottle of wine.

Registration & Sponsorship

To register for the event, send a check made out to The Community Chest at 122 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631.  Registration may be done online at www.thecommunitychestebc.org.  To register for group tickets, contact The Chest’s office at 201-568-7474.

Individuals and businesses are invited to join the celebration as sponsors of the Oktoberfest.  Sponsoring this fun event helps provide assistance to over 20 nonprofit organizations serving local residents in need in eastern Bergen County.  A range of sponsorship opportunities are available offering various marketing opportunities to be distinguished as a philanthropic business leader in the community, visibility with community leaders and influential citizens, a positive image with current and potential customers, and the knowledge their tax-deductible contribution makes a positive difference.

To date, sponsors for the celebration are:  Alementary Brewing Co., Antin Ehrlich Epstein, LLP, April Uram, Bank of New Jersey, Barbara Strauss and Tom Manolio, Berkley Luxury Group, Broadway Kitchens and Bath, Deco Tech, Dr. and Mrs. Burton A. Scheri, Englewood Health, Fort Lee Racquet Club, James and Kathy Scott, Joe and Judy Klyde, and Justin and Shelly Wimpfheimer.  Joining these supporters are Lakeland Bank, Parkway Toyota, Richard and Shawn Kennedy, Ridgeco Builders, Robert Wilkens Insurance Agency, Romer Debbas, LLP, Valley National Bank, Vergona Crane, Wolfgang’s, Inc., York International, Zimick Bros. Cleaning Service, and Zimick Electric.  For information about sponsorship levels, call 201-568-7474 or contact shelly@communitychestofenglewood.org.

Since The Community Chest’s founding in 1933, the nonprofit organization has carried out the goal of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” with increased generosity.  The Chest’s Board of Managers implements a thorough process of screening, researching, and monitoring to assure the funds raised are directed to the most worthy programs and the areas of greatest need.

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.

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 Shelly Wimpfheimer at (201) 568-7474.

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

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Staff from The Alementary Brewing Co. enjoy Oktoberfest at The Community Chest. Photo Credit: Sam Lee


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