HartmannRhodes Charities Joins The Park Avenue Foundation
(Florham Park, NJ, July 11, 2018) – The Park Avenue Foundation is proud to announce HartmannRhodes Charities (www.hrcharities.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.
HartmannRhodes Charities is a New Jersey non-profit corporation focused on helping community organizations with impactful community projects within six areas of focus: growing local economies; supporting education; saving mothers and children; providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene; fighting disease; and, promoting peace.
Hartmann Rhodes Charities operating expenses are completely underwritten by a generous donor allowing for 100% of all donations to reach their designated project.
According to Gregory Smith, Executive Director of Park Avenue Club, “On behalf of the generous members of Park Avenue Club, we are pleased to support the wide-ranging goals of HartmannRhodes Charities.”
Shelby Rhodes, HartmannRhodes principal says, “Charitable work is part and parcel of the DNA of our firm. Giving back is a core value that we share with the members, board and staff of the Park Avenue Club. Their support will help us to continue to positively impact the community.”
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 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