Grant for Cochlear Implants Awarded to Armenian Medical Fund

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $13,500 to the Armenian International Medical Fund (AIM Fund). The grant supports the Glendale, California organization’s program to provide children and young adults with cochlear implants in the Caucasus region in Europe.

The NNJCF’s Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund remembers the late Andrea Tilbian Halejian of Wyckoff, New Jersey and contributes to qualified charitable organizations and interests she supported. In addition to the grant for cochlear implants to AIM, the fund has made awards to other organizations.  These include the Fund for Armenian Relief, Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA, the Center for Peace, Justice & Reconciliation (PJR) at Bergen Community College, the Center for Food Action, Vitalant, Eva’s Village, Careers Through Culinary Arts, and LA Family Housing.

A grant for cochlear implants was awarded in memory of Andrea Tilbian Halejian.

A grant for cochlear implants was awarded in memory of Andrea Tilbian Halejian.

Andrea Tilbian Halejian, her family and many of their friends cared for Armenian efforts on local, national and international levels. The Armenian International Medical Fund, a non-profit organization, undertakes its mission to create and maintain innovative health care programs in Armenia with the intention of developing Armenia as the Regional Center in the Caucuses. Furthermore, the AIM Fund gives free hearing screenings and provides hearing aids at minimum cost.  The organization also performs Cochlear Implant and Bone Anchored Hearing Aid surgeries and trains future otologists in Armenia.

NNJCF Philanthropic Services

For 24 years, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has served the northern part of the Garden State. The Foundation brings people and organizations together to address pressing issues and needs in the region. The NNJCF also offers a comprehensive menu of services. These services provide donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact. The Foundation provides various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options.

“The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation helps donors address issues they care about through a variety of charitable giving vehicles. Donor advised funds such as the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s The Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund are easy to establish.  They also offer tax benefits and make an impact on the well-being of communities. Furthermore, donors receive the satisfaction of annually making a difference in an area of interest or concern. These include the arts, education, the environment, and food security.  In addition, they support public health, youth development, and animal welfare,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, NNJCF.

Founded in 1998, the NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, and businesses.  The Foundation also collaborates with non-profit organizations and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life. The organization’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities.  They talk and learn from each other and share ideas, best practices, services, and resources.  For more information about the Foundation, donor advised funds, and other services, contact or call (201) 568-5608.


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