Bereaved Youngsters Supported With Grant to Attend Camp

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a $2,000 grant to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice to benefit bereaved youngsters attending Camp Clover in Morristown, New Jersey. Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, the NNJCF concentrates on education, public health, civic engagement, arts, philanthropy, and the environment.

            The Fund remembers DeAnna Stark Pasciuto and contributes to qualified charitable organizations for cancer research, families touched by cancer, and scholarships for female student-athletes looking to pursue medical careers. “I chose this organization because it serves children, like my own, whom have lost a parent.  It offers them the opportunity to meet and make connections to children in similar circumstances and also brings grieving families together.  The camp is completely free for campers and staffed through volunteers.  I felt that the camp represents everything the Fund stands for and directly connects with both our mission and my late wife’s giving and caring nature,” said Michael Pasciuto, husband of the late DeAnna Stark Pasciuto and the Fund’s advisor.

Camp Clover is a four-day camp for bereaved children located at Camp Riverbend in Warren, New Jersey. The special camp is also provided free-of-charge and supported through donations for youngsters in first through eighth grades. A supportive place is provided for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one in their lives.

The Foundation's DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant for bereaved children to attend Camp Clover.

The NNJCF’s DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice to support bereaved children to attend Camp Clover.

Philanthropic Services

For 22 years, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has served northern New Jersey.  The NNJCF brings people and organizations together to address pressing issues and needs in the region. The Foundation offers a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities.  This provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact.  This is accomplished through various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options.

“The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation helps donors address issues they care about through flexible charitable giving.  During this pandemic, these charitable funds are making greater impact on the well-being of communities,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

The NNJCF also works with a range of agencies to improvement community life in northern New Jersey.  These include local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups. In addition, the Foundation’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities.  They talk and learn from each other and share ideas, best practices, and services, as well as resources. For more information about establishing a charitable fund, contact, or call (201) 568-5608.


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