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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Fund for Armenian Relief

September 7, 2016

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Left to right. Dennis Tarzian of Fund for Armenian Relief, Barry Halejian and Sarah Halejian. Photo Credit: Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund Advisory Committee

(Englewood, New Jersey; September 6, 2016) — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund presented recently a grant of $1,000 to the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR).  The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported.

“The Fund for Armenian Relief was chosen because Andrea supported the efforts of this organization.  FAR caters its general relief and development programs to the changing needs of the people of Armenia.  Currently, FAR concentrates its efforts on humanitarian aid, social and economic opportunity and development, child protection, healthcare and education,” said Alexis Halejian, a member of theAndrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund’s advisory committee.

Andrea Tilbian Halejian, her family and many of their friends support Armenian efforts on local, national and international levels.  “The grant will assist FAR’s Children’s Center, offering crisis intervention and rehabilitation to at-risk Armenian children and families.  The anticipated impact of this grant is the provision of rehabilitation including art therapy to children receiving care through the FAR Children’s Center,” explained Halejian.

The NNJCF’s comprehensive menu of philanthropic services, including donor-advised funds such as the Andrea Tilbian Halejian Fund, tax-saving annuities, and trust options, addresses peoples’ charitable interests with a range of options.  “Anyone can become a philanthropist, give to a fund, and make a difference in the community.  The NNJCF encourages giving at any level and age, providing flexible ways to accomplish this.  Funds can be established in any area of interest — arts, education, environment, public health, youth development, animal welfare, and many others,” 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 nnjcf@nnjcf.org.

About NNJCF

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 http://www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen and Twitter @NNJCF.


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