Bergen Volunteers - Annual Report 2020

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BERGEN VOLUNTEERS A N N U A L 2 0 2 0

R E P O R T


Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to highlight our organizational accomplishments throughout 2020. We are proud to be the hub of the community’s social welfare network, matching resources with need - and need with resources.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous unforeseen challenges. While many programs had to be modified to address safety standards, Bergen Volunteers adapted creatively to respond to community needs, while maintaining the health and safety of our volunteers and those we serve.

Over the course of 2020, hundreds of volunteers devoted over

25,000 hours of service

to our community-focused programs. We expanded our capacity and continued Census 2020 outreach, coordinated large-scale food distribution events, facilitated personal protective equipment orders, and held cleaning supply drives, while promoting the importance of virtual volunteering.

As donors, you have entrusted us to be stewards of your gifts and to effectively invest your donations in a meaningful way. Your contributions strengthen our impact by allowing us to continue providing critical services to youth, families, veterans, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those who are economically disadvantaged in our community.

Being the community hub to provide support at every level is fulfilling and rewarding. We are grateful to work alongside our partners to strengthen the community - our collaborations uphold and uplift us as we join the frontlines every day, shoring up the cracks and filling in the spaces, one volunteer at a time.

As we enter 2021 we are celebrating our

55th anniversary of exceptional service, 25

years of gift-giving through our All Wrapped Up program, and 15 years of providing leadership training with our flagship Bergen LEADS program. We look forward to sharing these milestones with you.

Thank you for your kindness, consideration, and continued support.

NINA BACHRACH

DAVID WARSHAW

Chief Executive Officer

Board President


VISION & IMPACT improving lives and strengthening the community VOLUNTEERISM We provide critical services to youth, families, veterans, seniors, and those who are economically disadvantaged in our community. We connect volunteers with our own programs and those offered by the nonprofit community.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT We engage individuals and businesses with networking and service opportunities and training that address community needs. We offer volunteers the opportunity to develop skills while networking with leading professionals from the private and public sectors.

CIVIC LEADERSHIP We promote leadership and professional development opportunities for individuals living and working in Bergen County, educating people about our community and training them to be civically active.


VOLUNTEERISM Bergen Volunteers serves as the hub of the community’s social welfare network, offering unique services and programs that serve all of Bergen County. Our community programs support

7,000 youth,

families,

caregivers, seniors, veterans, those with disabilities, and the economically disadvantaged in Bergen County.

Community Programs ALL WRAPPED UP

BERGEN READS

All Wrapped Up is a holiday-giving

Bergen READS combats illiteracy

program. Low-income individuals and

in Bergen County by training adult

families are referred to us by 26+

Reading Buddies to work with

partner agencies. Case managers from

students in Kindergarten through

each agency work with their clients to

fourth grade to help them achieve

supply Bergen Volunteers with wish lists,

academic success and improve

so donors have an idea of what to

their literacy skills.

purchase.

CAMPERSHIP The Bergen County Summer Campership Fund provides day camp scholarships to children from lowerincome Bergen County working families. Children attend any approved day camp they wish through the support of Campership donors.


CHEER The CHEER program enables Bergen County seniors to live safely and independently in their homes by matching volunteers with homebound seniors needing support. CHEER provides a helping hand to seniors and those with disabilities by helping with grocery shopping and light errands such as prescription pick-up, library book returns, or the post office.

CHORE

MAKING-IT-HOME

CHORE helps Bergen County seniors and

Making-It-Home brings furniture to

those with disabilities remain safe in their

formerly homeless veterans, victims of

homes by offering repair services.

domestic violence, seniors, and individuals with disabilities, who are

CHORE Jobs Include:

moving from emergency shelter into

Installing grab bars and wooden

unfurnished apartments. Saving nearly

banisters

42,000 pounds of unused furniture,

Replacing outlets and switches

Making-It-Home provides donors with a

Repairing leaky faucets

service that finds their old furniture a

Installing doorbells and locks

new home.

and more!

MENTORING The Mentoring Program enlists, trains, matches, and supports volunteers to respond to the specific needs of youth, families, first-generation college students, and caregivers. Mentoring helps mentees learn about the resources available within the community while tapping into their strengths to identify and strive towards specific personal improvement goals.

REDEFINING

VOLUNTEER INCOME

RETIREMENT

TAX ASSISTANCE

Redefining Retirement helps retirees find

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is

volunteer opportunities in their

an IRS-certified program to provide free

communities. Liaisons work with nonprofit

tax assistance to low-to-moderate income

partners to identify their volunteer needs

individuals and families, those with

and connect them with local retirees, who

disabilities, the elderly, and English

have the specific skill set and past

Language Learners, who might need

experience they require.

assistance with the forms.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Corporate Partnerships Bergen Volunteers encourages workplace volunteerism and corporate social responsibility through corporate days of service providing businesses with highquality, volunteer-based service projects that make meaningful differences in the community and create life-changing experiences for all involved.

Nonprofit Services The

Get Connected Database

serves a dual purpose

for individuals and nonprofit organizations:

Individuals

are offered a pathway to connect with the

nonprofit community - finding the right volunteer match based on skills, interests, and availability.

Nonprofit

organizations have the opportunity to post

volunteer opportunities and upcoming events in a streamlined system.


CIVIC LEADERSHIP Bergen Leads Bergen LEADS is a 10-month leadership program where individuals develop leadership skills, learn to build and lead a team, discover passions, and become part of the change in Bergen County.

Interactive, fast-paced and experiential, the program is delivered through a series of, “Issue Days”, which include: Economic Development Education Environment Government Healthcare Law & Public Safety

Bergen LEADers explore Bergen County through site visits, engaging with community leaders, debating issues, and creating solutions. Each class completes a capstone project which provides an opportunity to develop solutions to real issues in Bergen County.


All

Wrapped

cheer

for

Up

2,035

seniors,

and

through

the

provided children,

those help

with

of

588

holiday families,

disabilities community

donors.

Bergen

LEADS

19

cultivated civically leaders alumni

new

engaged

to

join

network

The

our

397

of

members.

Get

Connected

Database views

103,223

had

on

volunteer

opportunities by

our

64

listed

agency

members

with

900

volunteer

new

over

sign-ups.

The

Campership

Program

26

children

camp

sent

to

summer

awarding

$36,786

in

over

scholarships

Bergen

READS

trained

107

volunteers

to

1,732

provide hours

of

literacy Bergen

Volunteers

increase census rate larger

to

Bergen 2020

76%,

than

average

tutoring

for

helped

seniors

safely homes

8,960

in

age

their

through hours

of

service.

200

students.

response which

the of

helped

County's

CHORE

668

is

national

66.8%.

2020 Year


Making-It-Home homes

of

homeless

42,000

Mentoring

285

offering

guidance,

support,

resources

children, and

generous

repurposing

furniture

from

donors.

hours

service

and

of

79

formerly

volunteers

completed of

and

families,

pounds

our

furnished

veterans

Volunteer

for

caregivers,

203

families.

to

tax

for

Tax

prepared

returns

$100,235

totaling

in

savings

low-income

individuals

The

Income

Assistance

and

families.

Redefining

Retirement

team

40 individuals 25 nonprofit

matched with

organizations of

volunteer

As

a

in

member

Bergen

Bergen Volunteers

coordinated personal

$36,000

protective

equipment Bergen

a

order

County

for

helped

of

County

Security

Bergen

need

talent.

Task

the

Food

Force,

Volunteers feed

thousand

a

families

packaging

1,800

over

over

CHEER

visited

homebound

individuals disabilities devoting grocery providing

135

seniors

each

3,246

week,

hours

shopping a

friendly

meals.

nonprofit

organizations

in Numbers

and

with

to

and face.


FINANCIAL OVERVIEW Bergen Volunteers receives funding from a variety of sources, including: individuals, organizations, corporations, government entities, and foundations. Our ability to turn caring into meaningful action is made possible through the philanthropic support of the community.

FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES: PROGRAMMATIC

74%

ADMINISTRATIVE

19%

7%

FUNDRAISING

SOURES OF FUNDING:

Fee for Service 7%

Special Events 10%

Government 24%

Miscellaneous 14%

Foundations 21%

Contributions 24%


FOUNDATION & CORPORATE DONORS

* Indicates gift-in-kind support + Indicates monetary and gift-in-kind support

POWER OF VOLUNTEERS $25,000+ Community Foundation of New Jersey

PSEG Foundation

Kaplen Foundation

Russell Berrie Foundation

Lillian Pitkin Schenck Fund

Synetek Solutions*

AGENT FOR CHANGE $10,000 - $24,999 Carolyn Jane Scott Charitable Trust/Wells Fargo

PNC Foundation

Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors

Princeton Area Community Foundation

+

Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.

The Sara Chait Memorial Foundation

COMMUNITY IMPACT $5,000 - $9,999 Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation Blue Foundry Bank David. H. Hausmann Fund Freedom Bank Inserra Supermarkets Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A.

Patricia G. Depol Charitable Foundation PNC Wealth Management UPS North Atlantic HR Valley Hospital Valley National Bank Wiseheart Foundation, Inc.

CIVIC INNOVATION $1,000 - $4,999 Albertsons Companies Foundation

M&T Bank

Archer & Greiner PC

National Council of Jewish Women-Bergen County

BCB Community Bank

Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

Benjamin Moore & Company +

Provident Bank Foundation

Bergen Harley Owners Group *

RBC Wealth Management

C.J. Lombardo Co.

Retarus, Inc. *

Community Chest of Englewood

Sharp Electronics Corporation +

Community Chest of Leonia

Spencer Savings Bank *

Congregation Kol Haneshemah *

Suez Water New Jersey Inc. +

Fairleigh Dickinson University

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

First Congregational Church of River Edge *

The Frank and Brenda Gallagher Family Foundation

First Congregational Church Park Ridge

UBS Wealth Management *

First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack +

Visions Federal Credit Union

M&M Realty Partners, LLC *


INDIVIDUAL DONORS Every effort was made to ensure that our donor listing is accurate and complete. If your name does not appear or is listed incorrectly, please accept our apologies and call Donna at (201) 489-9454 x215 so that we may update our records.

LEADERS $10,000+ Carmen Dominguez Suzan Gordon

INVESTORS $5,000 - $9,999 Elaine Adler Judy Gold Peter Hanson Stephanie and Michael Stern '09 Loretta and Richard Stratton Lynne and David Warshaw

BENEFACTORS $2,500 - $4,999 Melissa Osterwind Roberta Sonenfeld ('10) and Robert Carroll

CHAMPIONS $1,000 - $2,499 Betty Casablanca

Sandie ('19) and William Pardey

Marina Chassapis '16

Ann Piccirillo '18

Tricia Cherubini

Josh Rubach

Paul Coller

Mitchell Sacks

Deb Finan

Andris Salter

Andrew Freedman

Michele and Eric Schnellbacher

David Haas '17

William "Pat" Schuber

Nancy and Robert Kossowsky

Michael J. Shannon

Jo-Ann and Klaus Kretschmer

Peter Tilgner

Lee and Linda Michelson

Noelle Tutunjian

Bernard Milano

Jose Vicente, Jr. '11

Dr. Sharon Pierson

SUPPORTERS - $100 - $999 Steven Abramow

Gertrude and Stephen Barry

Theresa and James Brown '10

Barbara R. Ackerman

Patricia and Thomas Basilo

Jacob Brown II

Barbara Adamek

Dr. Sandra Bauman

Irwin Buchheister

Kathy Ahearn-O'Brien

Dr. Joyce F. Baynes, Ed.D.

Lynn Buckingham

Melissa and Gary M. Albrecht, Esq. '09 Linda Bayreuther and Robert Leonard

Bruce Bunch

Lynne and Joseph Algrant

Ken Bean

Jill and Andrew Burkhardt

Caitlin Andrews

Hilarie Bedwinek

Phylis Burman

Maria Angeles

Lovey Beer

Francine Butensky

Farah Ansari

Kathleen and Walter Beese '13

Dolly Marie Caiazzo

Hagop Aram

Nvair Beylerian '20

Elizabeth Calderone

Shake Artinian

Elizabeth Bogle

Maureen Cameron '16

Dr. Russell Asnes

Joseph Bonanno

Joanne Campanelli

Philip Ball

Jennifer Borek

June Campos

Jill and Richard Baratta

Hagop Boyajian

Norman Capitani

Susan Barbuto '11

Laurie and William Brightly

Cynthia Cappell


INDIVIDUAL DONORS Bergen LEADS Class year follows graduates name.

SUPPORTERS - $100 - $999 Robert Caruso

Esther and Patrick Fletcher

The Hon. Gordon M. Johnson

Carol Cavaluzzi

Toni Foran

Dr. Mark Johnson

Carol Cecere

Faith Frank

Peggy and Edwin Kabakow

Mabel and Ngee-Pong Chang

Elizabeth Frers

Priya Kalanpur

Lily and Tek M. Chen

Janet and Richard M. Fricke

Susan Kanrich

Albert Cheren

Roz and Ira Friedman

Kathleen Keating '19

Peggy and Steven Chu

Steven Frimmer

Beverly Keitz

John Cirone

Caralyn Fuld

Cynthia and Quentin Kennedy

Karen Clayton

Jessica Furichard

Shawn and Richard Kennedy

Arleneand Herbert Cohen

Brenda Gallagher

Hermine Kessler '21

Elizabeth Cole '20

Lorien Gallo

Russell Khoury

Debra Conway

Rosemary Garella

Richard Klein

Margaret and Robert J. Cooper

Margaret and Richard Garfield

Carol and F. Robert Kobbe

Lauren Corcoran

Fernando Garip

Tedd Kochman

Kellie and Gerard Costa

Kay and Harold Gellert

Irvin Kricheff

Tim Courtney

Bonnie Gentile

Alexander Lapaika

Dr. Linda Crescione

Geraldine Gg

Melissa and Allan LaRobardier

Patricia Cuffe '20

Dr. Joshua Gleis

Shannon Lazare

Laura Cullinan

Lisa Gold

Arlene and Gerard Leen

Shannon Currie '20

Angie Goldszmidt '18

Hans-Jurgen Lehmann '12

Doreen D'Andrea

George Gorman

Kristin and Donald Lehmann

Diana Dapito

Dr. Jutta Greweldinger

Jessica Leibe

Anita DaSilva '16

Margaret Groeschke

Donna and Gary Leibe

Elizabeth Dauble

Jeremy Guenter '20

Myke Leshowitz

Pamela de Cordova

Shelly Gufert

Jeffrey Levene

Robert Del Grande

Nancy Gundersdorff

Gary Leventhal

Janet Dengel

Eloise Haase

Marcia L. Levy

Janet DeRosa

Cynthia Halaby

Dr. Jennie M. Li

Anthony DeSena

Colleen Hardcastle

Gloria Lieberstein

Andrea DeVries

Cari Hardigan

Frances Lipton

Erin DeWan

David Harris

Dennis Looney

Dorothy and William Diana

Marcia Harvey

Mariana and Anthony Lopez

Donald Dickson

Barbara S. Hass

Victor Lotito

Paula Dillon

Donna Hazelgreen

Jacqueline Luthcke '16

Donna Dolan

Louisa and Thomas Hellegers

Marcia Lyman

Karyn Donohue

Douglas Herrick '21

Patricia Lynch

Miriam and Nathaniel Donson

Christine Highet

Pamela Lyon

Ruth Drucker

Terry Hill

Susan and Timothy Madden

Joanne Duhamel

Robert Hoeber

Peter Maltin

Barbara Dunn

Linda Horvath

Gail Mandeli

William Dunphy

John Hovsepian

Alan Marcus

Peter Eftychiou

Eleanore Howard

Joan Marren

Debbie ('16) and Shawn Emery

Carolyn Hyon

Sylvia Martin

Karen Emery 16'

Jeanne and David Italiaander

Joan Martorella

Robert Esposito

Carolyn Jacoby

Jessica Matos

Alexander Faulk

Choun Jang

Patricia Matrone

Robert Fay

Susan Jannucci

Valerie and Anthony Mauriello

Nila Festekjian

Olga Jimenez

Mary Jane May

Thom Fiore

Carol Johannesson

William McAllister


INDIVIDUAL DONORS Bergen LEADS Class year follows graduates name.

SUPPORTERS - $100 - $999 Connor McCabe

Harvey Rappaport

Tina Tuminaro

Constance McGann

Elizabeth Rebein '21

Paul Vagianos

Linda McKnight

Hedy and Scott Reddin '15

Jaime VanCura

Patricia McMahon

Jody S. Riger

Ludmila Vandalovsky

Theresa McVey

Anita Rivers

Valerie Vladyka '19

Helen Meccia

Richard Robinson

Ted Wagner

Michael Messick

Kristine Rocco

Larry Walker

Joanne Miano

Amy and Daniel S. Rothner '10

Mary Ellen Walter

Richard Miles

Mayra and David Sacco

Linda Walters

Francesca and Thomas Molnar

Paul Sandler

Bettye Washington Harwell

Sarah Monahan

Sandra Santangelo

Margaret Watkins

Diane Montalto

Anthony Santulli

Philip Waxberg

Rosemarie Morisco

Mary Beth and Jack Savage

Mary Weinheimer

Elizabeth and Joseph Morley

Clementina Scalera

Joyce and Dr. James Weir

Judith Murphy

Realf Schermer

Phil Wells '14

John Murray

Paula and Dr. Daniel Schiller

Ray Welsh '21

Julia and Edward Murtagh

Harvey Schnell

Amy Wen

Mark Musella

Laurie Schubert

Karen and Ronald Wertheimer

Carolyn Musser

Iris Seplowitz

Susanne Williams

Mary T. Napolitano

Maureen Sgambati

Jennie and Doug Wilson

Mary Fay and Jim Narin '15

Janet and Dr. Sansar C. Sharma

Yimin Ye

Patricia A. Nell

Patricia M. Shea

Rhonda Young-White

Anthony S. Neusch

Kimberly Shelvis

Paul Zerbst

John O'Brien

Fred Sher

Aspasia Zoumas

Judy O'Connell

June and Ira Siegler

The Honorable Tracy Zur

Caragh O'Connor

Jonathan Silva

Theresa Oliver

Steffanie Silverman

Christine M. Ordway

Lenore T. Singer

Donna J. Orlando

David Singer

Fatma Orsun

Marcie Singer

Marion O'Shea

Patricia M. Smith

Barbara and Jeff Ostroth

Kyzonahali Somahekara

Andrea and Herbert Ouida

Mary Jane and William Speciale

Gregory Owczarczak

Whitney Speer and Nat Stern

Olga Pacheco

Linda Spinella

Gladys Paciullo

Kathleen and John Spola

Mary Anne Pagliaro

Alexandra Spyridaki

Joanne Parish

Marc Sturiale '13

Patricia and Scott Penque

John Suter

Scott Penza

Jennifer Sweetwood

Erin and Victor Perez

Jennifer Tartaglia

Tara Perino

Diane Tausner

Pamela Perron '20

Megan Thompson

Marjorie Pescatore

Linda Tie

Sonia Petriello

Nikki Timko

Ann and Perry Polhemus

Rita Toron

Jennifer Porcelli

Elizabeth Toronto

Anthony Porfido

Lisa Tredici '21

Bruce Raffo

Sandra Trobiano Wesner

Thank you to our 800 friends, whose individual contributions of $100 or less collectively totaled to $24,000!


BOARD OF DIRECTORS: David Warshaw – President Principal Vistas Volunteer Management Solutions Farah Ansari

Angie Goldszmidt

Attorney,

Consultant,

Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP

Capgemini Invent

Andrew Burkhardt

Gwenn Habernickel Hauck

Vice President Senior Relationship Strategist,

President

PNC Wealth Management

S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Senior Housing

Marina Chassapis - Secretary

Lee Michelson

Management Consultant,

Retired Healthcare & Nonprofit Executive,

Axiom Consulting

LM Consulting

Paul Coller

Sandie Pardey

Retired Human Resources Executive,

Business Development Representative,

Community Volunteer

NJM Insurance Group

Shannon Currie

Ann Meyer Piccirillo - Vice President

Advisor,

Director HR Global Sales and Operations

Benenson Strategy Group

Gartner, Inc.

Fernando Garip III

Roberta J. Sonenfeld - Treasurer

Business Banking Relationship Manager,

Executive Director

M&T Bank

SHARE, Inc.

STAFF LIST: Nina Bachrach Chief Executive Officer

Donna Leibe Director of Administration

Debbie Emery

Cynthia Massarsky

Manager,

Manager,

Community & Civic Engagement

Making-It-Home

Marisa Felice

Michele Ogden

Manager,

Manager,

Database/Information

Community Programs

Tim Franco

Elizabeth Reich

Program Coordinator,

Manager,

Making-It-Home

Development & Communications

Melissa LaRobardier

Lisa Tredici

Manager,

Manager,

Community & Civic Engagement

Community Programs


64 Passaic Street l Hackensack, New Jersey l 07601

www.bergenvolunteers.org l (201) 489-9454