Wayne Council of PTOs Awarded Grant

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Wayne Council of PTOs to support local youth and provide for healthy and mindful opportunities with a generational impact. This support includes a new climbing playground at the Packanack Elementary School, a public school in the Wayne Township Public Schools Systems, serving the students in preschool to fifth grade from the suburb of Packanack Lake.

Wayne Council of PTOs

This non-profit organization works with 15 local school PTO chapters. Furthermore, the organization initiates, promotes and sponsors its students.  It also  implements policies and by-laws and encourages communication and participation between parents and the school to bring the community closer together.

The NNJCF, a regional not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, undertakes a mission to improve community life through its work in the arts, civic engagement and education.  In addition, the organizations undertakes work concerning the environment, public health, and philanthropy. For nearly 25 years, the Foundation has served northern New Jersey bringing people and organizations together.  The organization addresses pressing issues and needs in the region.

The NNJCF's DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant in memory of its namesake to the Wayne Council of PTOs.

The NNJCF’s DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant in memory of its namesake to the Wayne Council of PTOs.

Philanthropic Services

With a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities, the NNJCF provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure maximum impact.  In addition, the Foundation achieves this through various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options. Furthermore, the NNJCF’s DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund contributes to qualified charitable organizations in several areas.  These include cancer research, families touched by cancer, and scholarships for female student-athletes looking to pursue medical careers.


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

For further information about this Northern New Jersey Community Foundation grant award, contact nnjcf@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608.

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