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The Community Chest’s Golf Outing to Raise Funds for Nonprofits Responding to Increased Need From COVID-19

March 31, 2021 , Luhrs & Associates

Golf Outing Co-Chair Matthew B. Libien, First Vice President-Investment Officer, Financial Advisor, Certified Financial Planner at Wells Fargo Advisors,

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; March 31, 2021) — The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County presents its first Golf Outing on Monday, May 17 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at one of New Jersey’s finest golf courses, White Beeches Golf and Country Club, located at 70 Haworth Drive in Haworth, New Jersey.  CDC guidelines will be followed throughout the outing.

With the motto “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, The Community Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit people in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey.  Funds raised from the golf outing will support grant awards to nonprofit agencies responding to increased need and additional services created by COVI-19 in the community.

The day’s activities begin with brunch from 10:30 to noon.  Tee off begins at noon, followed by cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and dinner.  Throughout the evening, a celebration, awards and a silent auction will take place.  Co-chairs of the outing are Matthew B. Libien, First Vice President-Investment Officer, Financial Advisor, Certified Financial Planner at Wells Fargo Advisors, and John Wilkens, Licensed Insurance Agent at Robert Wilkens Insurance Agency. Golfers may participate as individuals or as a foursome.  Registration for the outing may be done conveniently online at http://bit.ly/3sRdJLA.


The Community Chest invites individuals and businesses to become a sponsor.  Sponsors’ support and their philanthropic endeavors in the golf outing will be highlighted in The Chest’s marketing.

Sponsors to date include: Bond Street Loans, Citi Private Bank, Hanover Insurance Group, Lakeland Bank, Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Progressive, Robert Wilkens Insurance Agency, RSK Associates, Travelers Insurance, Wells Fargo, Cullari Carrico, and Punit Menda.

To register or to become a sponsor for the golf outing, visit the event’s website at http://bit.ly/3sRdJLA.  For additional information, contact Executive Director Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer at 201-568-7474.

Leading Community Efforts

Golf Outing Co-Chair John Wilkens, Licensed Insurance Agent at Robert Wilkens Insurance Agency

The Community Chest leads community efforts to improve lives in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey. For over 88 years, The Chest has provided funding to local agencies and nonprofits.  The organization also develops collaborative action plans with community partners and identifies and provide solutions for community issues with local influencers.  The organization leads on key issues by:

• Funding agencies and nonprofits to assist with providing vital services;
• Fostering collaborations between nonprofit agencies, government, corporations, and other community partners;
• Assisting agencies with expansion of services for key issues; and
• Strengthening agencies by offering professional development, teaching best practices, mentoring leaders, and providing issue-specific training.

About The Community Chest

Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 88 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.

Golf bag photo by Alejandro Cuadro

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