Youngsters Experiencing Grief to be Supported with Grant

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $3,000 to Atlantic Visiting Nurse of Morristown, New Jersey.  The grant provides support for bereaved youngsters to attend Camp Clover.

Youngsters Supported

            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.  The camp offers them the opportunity to meet and connect with children in similar circumstances, while also bringing grieving families together.  I felt 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.

The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund remembers its namesake and awards grants for several purposes, including youngsters experiencing grief from the loss of a family member to cancer.

The Northern NJ Community Foundation’s DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund remembers its namesake and awards grants for several purposes, including to help youngsters experiencing grief from the loss of a family member to cancer.

Camp Clover is a four-day bereavement camp for children and teens located at Camp Riverbend in Warren, New Jersey. The special camp is provided free-of-charge.  Furthermore, support for the camp comes from donations.  Youngsters in first through eighth grades attend. In addition, a supportive place is provided for children, who have experienced the loss of a loved one in their lives. The camp runs from August 15 through August 18, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. People interested in attending the camp may contact 973-379-8444.

Philanthropic Services

For nearly 25 years, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has served northern New Jersey bringing people and organizations together to address pressing issues and needs in the region. During that time, the Foundation created a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities.  The NNJCF also provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact.  Various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options achieve this.

“Donor advised funds are one of the most popular charitable giving vehicles. Their popularity stems not only from the good they can do for the community through grantmaking but also because of the tax benefits to donors. They are also easy to establish, managed by a professional investment team, and offer donors the reward of being actively involved in recommending grant recipients each year,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

The public can also continue DeAnna Stark Pasciuto’s legacy with a donation in her memory. Contributions are tax-deductible, as permitted by law. Donations may be made online to support this fund’s mission.  Send contributions by check made out to ‘The Northern N.J. Community Foundation’.  Enter ‘DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund’ in the memo line. 
Mail checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.

In addition to philanthropy, the Foundation concentrates on the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, and public health.  For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, the NNJCF’s The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund, or to establish a donor advised fund, contact or call 201-568-5608.

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