Family Resource Network Joins The Park Avenue Foundation
(Florham Park, NJ, July 9, 2018) – The Park Avenue Foundation is proud to announce Trenton, New Jersey based The Family Resource Network (www.familyresourcenetwork.org)as its newest beneficiary. The Park Avenue Foundation is a unique model, utilizing revenues from the Park Avenue Club (www.parkavenueclub.com), the upscale private dining club in Florham Park, New Jersey to fund important programing provided by nonprofits.
The Family Resource Network is comprised of a comprehensive group of community-based programs and service organizations designed to meet the growing needs of individuals and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities. More than 50 programs and services are available for New Jersey residents living with epilepsy, autism, developmental disabilities and chronic illness.
According to Gregory Smith, Executive Director of Park Avenue Club, “The Family Resource Network is dedicated to offering individuals and their families with continued needs the greatest opportunities, resources and services to support a full and happy life. Our members know that when they dine with us or host an event, they are helping to change lives for the better. The mission of The Family Resource Network aligns perfectly with the goals of our foundation.”
At a time when nonprofits are in need of creative sources to fund their programs, Park Avenue Foundation provides an ongoing revenue stream that does not rely on public funds, but rather supports nonprofits by offering an outstanding experience to the members of Park Avenue Club.
Park Avenue Club membership is comprised of families and individuals, as well as corporate executives. They utilize the club for personal and business networking and entertaining, as well as hosting private events such as weddings, mitzvahs, celebrations, meetings and the like. Profits are shared with participating nonprofit organizations.
About The Family Resource Network
The Family Resource Network exists to provide all individuals with the opportunity to lead happy and full lives regardless of age or disability. With 4 statewide offices, The Network impacts over 30,000 people annually, and is comprised of four statewide affiliate organizations – Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Caregivers of New Jersey, Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, and Family Support Center of New Jersey. The Network’s services and supports are available for individuals across the lifespan ranging from education and socialization services to advocacy and awareness.
About The Park Avenue Foundation and Park Avenue Club
The Park Avenue Club, with an IRS designation of 501(c)(7), is the only private club in the nation that exists primarily to benefit the multiple charities and cultural organizations of the Park Avenue Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For over 20 years, Club members have experienced and enhanced their social and business lives at the Club all while supporting the Foundation’s nonprofit organizations. Via the Park Avenue Club and the Park Avenue Foundation relationship, over $6 millionhas been provided to the nonprofits of the Park Avenue Foundation since inception.
The Park Avenue Club was once a large dairy barn, built in 1894 by the Sisters of Charity from St. Elizabeth’s. Several prominent individuals in the area partnered with 600 businesses and 2,500 caring individuals to miraculously transform the dilapidated structure and establish the Park Avenue Club on September 24th, 1994.
Charitable organizations partnering with the foundation include:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
P.G. Chambers School
Patriots’ Path Council- Boy Scouts of America
The Morris Museum
Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Morris Habitat for Humanity
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
Family Resource Network
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
For Park Avenue Membership Information please call 973-301-8233.
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