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The Community Chest to Unveil New Strategic Plan on September 28

September 12, 2016


The Office of Concern, a nonprofit agency in Englewood that provides food for people, is a grant recipient of The Community Chest. Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Community Chest

(Englewood, New Jersey; September 12, 2016) — The Community Chest will present a community briefing on its new 2016-2019 strategic plan on September 28, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in conference rooms A and B and Gallery Area located at the North entrance.  The public is invited to attend the presentation, “Forging a Path into the Future While Staying True to the Mission of our Founders”, and help The Chest work with the community to ensure all neighbors have a positive quality of life in the coming years.

Changes in society led The Community Chest’s leadership to examine its mission and goals and determine the best methods to serve the needs of the communities of Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, New Jersey.  The presentation is the culmination of a lengthy study and review process of the organization’s past and future undertaken by a committee of volunteers, facilitated by consultant Kirsten Reichert and chaired by board member Jayanne Tedesco.

“This is an exciting time for The Community Chest.  We spent the last several months seriously thinking about our future and are pleased to unveil our three-year plan for the community on September 28.  We look forward to discussing our direction with people who know and respect the organization’s work,” said Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director.

Confirm your attendance by calling The Community Chest’s office at 201-568-7474 or visit

Founded in 1932, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, 501 c(3) tax-exempt organization based in Englewood, New Jersey, supports local not-for-profit agencies serving people in need.  This year’s grant recipients provide services to meet peoples’ needs of all ages in these categories: health and mental health (25%), children and youth (20%), older adults (18%), arts programming (11%), women (11%), hunger (7%), environment (4%), and volunteer (4%).

About The Community Chest

For over 80 years, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies in the Englewood area.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies that have demonstrated the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The Chest also provides other coordinating and planning services in the communities of Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, 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 or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.

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