Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency Rallies Businesses to The Community Chest’s Golf Outing to Support Neighbors in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

Nathaly Rivas (front) with Robert Wilkens (right) both from Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency with Christina Miller (left) and Mike Bodnar from Preferred Mutual. Photo Credit: Sam Lee

(Bergen County, New Jersey; June 30, 2021) — Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency is helping people in our area in their time of need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  With offices in Bogota, Dumont, and Hawthorne, New Jersey, the company rallied staff, colleagues, and businesses to support The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County’s (The Chest) first golf outing held at White Beeches Golf and Country Club in Haworth.  Robert Wilkens J. Insurance Agency was a sponsor and helped raise funds for grants that will be awarded to nonprofit agencies providing expanded services to people in need in the area experiencing hardships during the pandemic.

The company is dedicated to serving and helping others in the community.  “Throughout my career, I have been committed to philanthropy and participating in the good that comes out of a group’s collective efforts.  By collaborating with other businesses and insurance companies, we surpassed our fundraising goal and helped The Chest raise nearly $50,000 for the golf outing.  Thank you everyone who participated in and sponsored this first golf outing.  We look forward to participating in next year’s event,” said John Wilkens, co-chair of the golf outing and Agency Principal of Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency.

“The Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency is a great example of a business with a strong sense of community commitment.  The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County is grateful to them for their incredible support this year, and the leadership they demonstrated.   As co-chair of the golf outing, John Wilkens’ enthusiasm and energy helped to make our first golf outing especially successful this year.  Our hats off to the Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency,” said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.

John Wilkens. Photo Credit: William Shaw

Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency specializes in personal lines package business such as umbrella and small business BOP Workers’ Comp/Commercial Auto.  Services are provided to clients in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.  From three locations in Bogota, Dumont and Hawthorne, New Jersey, the company services customers, continues to grow and plans to open a new office in Red Bank this year.

Business Blends With Philanthropy

Wilkens combines a passion for professionalism with philanthropy.  Other nonprofit organizations also benefited from John and Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency’s philanthropy.  Serving on the Darren Drake Foundation’s board of trustees, Wilkens helped the relatively new nonprofit raise funds for individuals to learn and pursue vocational careers in an accredited program.  The Foundation honors the legacy of Darren Drake, who was killed in a 2017 terrorist attack in New York City.

For the past three years, he has served on The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County’s board of managers and participates on the Development and Special Events Committees.  During that time, he worked with the agency to raise over $10,000 from its staff and partner insurance carriers for The Chest’s events.

In Demarest, he also provided sponsorships for several organizations, including the Demarest 5K with proceeds contributed to the Demarest PTO, Demarest Day and Fireworks celebration, and St. Joseph’s Church’s events.  His philanthropic interests and support extend to national organizations, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Jimmy V Foundation.

About Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency

For 31 years, Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency has provided insurance coverage custom tailored to meet individual, family and business needs.  Working with a range of highly rated insurance carriers, the company offers the highest level of quality protection to customers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  As a result of its commitment to individual service, the agency’s growth emanates from a solid referral basis and by providing customers with confidence in knowing caring, professional industry experts will resolve their concerns in a timely fashion.

For further information about Robert J. Wilkens Insurance Agency, visit or contact (201) 343-1741.  Stay updated about the company’s activities on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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