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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Center for Food Action Receives Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund’s Grant

August 20, 2016

Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund Presentation, CFA, 09 Aug 2016

Left to right. Sarah Halejian, Jennifer Johnson from Center for Food Action, Barry Halejian. Photo Credit: Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund Advisory Committee

(Englewood, New Jersey; August 18, 2016) — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) charitable fund, Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund, announces the Center for Food Action (CFA), a nonprofit organization based in Englewood, New Jersey, was awarded a grant of $1,000.  The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported.

“CFA was chosen for this grant because Andrea volunteered her time to this organization.  The purpose of the Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund is to help local nonprofit organizations, continuing Andrea’s legacy of community involvement and support.  The grant to CFA will be used to help sponsor their National Day of Service and Remembrance scheduled for September 11, 2016 to benefit local children experiencing weekend food insecurity,” said Alexis Halejian, a member of the Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund’s advisory committee.

During the event, community members will join together to assemble over 3,000-weekend snack packs for low-income children.  “Often times, children who receive free or reduced-price school meals during the week are left without adequate nutrition on the weekends.  Our Weekend Snack Pack Program fills this gap.  The Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund grant will assure that 222 snack packs will be distributed from area schools to help local children in need,” said Jennifer Johnson, Director of Communications & Community Relations, CFA.

The NNJCF offers a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities in the areas of donor-advised funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options that provide donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact.  “The donor advised services allow our advisory committee flexibility in the selection of nonprofit organizations for funds and in the amount of disbursement of funds to those organizations,” explained Halejian.

“NNJCF’s donor services program offers flexible and easy ways for people to contribute to the community on an ongoing basis.  The Foundation perpetuates the important causes individuals and their loved ones care about,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, NNJCF.

For further information about the NNJCF, the Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund, or to set up a charitable fund, call 201-568-5608 or send an e-mail to


The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Englewood, New Jersey, focuses primarily on education, public health, civic engagement, environment, and the arts.  NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  Foundation partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and by sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

For more information, visit, send an email to, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen and Twitter @NNJCF.

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