Parsippany, October 12, 2017 – The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (WCPTH) was awarded a $1,000.00 grant on October 12, 2017 by Wells Fargo Foundation to support WCPTH’S mission of volunteerism and service to their community, and beyond. The community event was hosted by Wells Fargo’s newly selected region bank presidents, Greg White and AZ Abdulghani, at the East Hanover Marriott in Whippany.
“We truly appreciate Wells Fargo’s support,” said Lois Preis White, Annual Golf Classic and Luncheon Fundraiser Chairwoman for WCPTH. “We will use this grant to benefit our Scholarship and Education Fund. Through this Fund, we promote a commitment to lifelong learning by awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors, providing middle school citizenship awards, 5th grade reading awards, Girls Career Institute candidates at Douglass College, we host a spelling bee for 5th graders as well as various activities at the Parsippany Child Day Care Center. In addition, we make a significant monetary donation to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Success for Survivors Scholarship fund which assists those impacted by intimate partner violence to pursue higher education.”
The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills, chartered in 1954, is a dynamic group of women of all ages and walks of life committed to volunteerism and service to the community. Among their many initiatives, they are very proud to have been instrumental in the founding of the Parsippany Library and the Parsippany Child Day Care Center. Today the Woman’s Club is involved with the Parsippany Food Pantry, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Jersey Battered Women’s Service and Child Abuse Prevention – NJ. The club also supports Boatsie’s Boxes for the military serving overseas, UNICEF, Heifer International and other worthy and charitable causes.
“We host this annual breakfast to celebrate, recognize and say thank you to community heroes such as WCPTH for all their invaluable contributions and dedicated service to empower northern New Jersey neighborhoods over the past year,” said Greg White, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region bank president.
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000.00 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice. Wells Fargo branches distributed a total of $130,000.00 in grants to support nonprofit groups serving the northern New Jersey area. “Each nonprofit grant recipient was identified by our local branches,” said AZ Abdulghani, Wells Fargo’s Gateway region bank president. “They see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference in the areas where many team members and customers are proud to live and work.”
The annual Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo branch managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania. “Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by WCPTH in some way”, Angel Moreeno, Branch Manager Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ/district manager “We’re proud to help the nonprofits serve our communities wherever we can.”
The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, which is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service. For more information call Cathy at 973-984-0758, e-mail the club at email@example.com, check out their web at www.parsippanywomansclub.org or follow on FaceBook.
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Pictured left to right: Wells Fargo Northern New Jersey’s Regional Bank President Greg White; WCPTH club member Lois Preis White; Branch Manager Angel Moreno; Mid Morris District Manager Ana Matos.
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