COLDWELL BANKER JOINS FORCES WITH MAPLEWOOD ROTARY CLUB IN SPONSORING ANNUAL “AFFAIR OF THE HEART FUNDRAISER”
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. was the principal sponsor of the Maplewood Rotary Club’s 15th annual “Affair of the Heart Gala,” a fundraiser for the Gift of Life International program. Coldwell Banker N.J./Rockland President Hal Maxwell, Regional Vice President John Bradley, Coldwell Banker in Maplewood Branch Vice President Michael Pennisi and Coldwell Banker in Short Hills Branch Vice President Scott Anton presented a generous donation from the company at the gala, which will help sponsor a mission to Siberia to provide medical operations for 30 children.
The fundraiser included a cocktail hour, delicious food, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing. Furthermore, the Maplewood Rotary Club’s Citizenship Award was presented to Maplewood Firefighter Joe Callaghan, who donated a kidney to fellow firefighter Mike Snell. The Maplewood Rotary Club selected Callaghan, believing he embodies the club’s motto -“Service Above Self.”
For 15 years, the Maplewood Rotary Club has supported the Gift of Life program and is directly responsible for saving the lives of over 100 children. The Maplewood club has hosted eight children, several of them multiple times, for surgeries and follow-ups at local hospitals. The club’s largest impact, however, has been sponsoring international missions wherein medical teams travel to countries and perform surgeries where they are currently unavailable. This year, the Rotary Club pledged to sponsor a mission to Siberia to perform operations on 30 children who would otherwise have little hope of survival.
“Coldwell Banker is honored to be part of these life-saving efforts,” said Maxwell. “The involvement of our sales associates in the local community spans beyond serving the needs of current and future Maplewood residents, but in supporting the generous spirit of Maplewood.” Coldwell Banker in Maplewood Sales Associates Angel Calvosa and Caroline Gosselin are active Maplewood Rotary Club members and exemplify how one serves their community in both their professional and their personal lives, said Maxwell.
“Each year, the list of children in need grows longer,” said Bradley. “Nonetheless, the Maplewood Rotary Club continues to pledge their time, to open their homes and to raise funds for these children. Each year, due to these efforts, children’s lives are saved.”
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About Maplewood Rotary Club
The Maplewood Rotary Club has been sharing their time, talents and resources to help make the Maplewood community and the world a better place, since 1930. In addition to state, national and international causes, locally they support: The 3rd Grade Dictionary Project, Midnight Madness, First Night, Durand Hedden House, Pajama Program, CHS Music Programs, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Maplewood Service Men and Women Association, South Mountain YMCA, Strollers Theater Group, Columbia High School Scholarships, Maplewood Community Orchestra, Maplewood Public Library, Strawberry Fields at the Seth Boyden School, Maplewood Beautification, 1978 Arts Center, Police Benevolent Association, The Strollers, High School Audio and Visual Department, Maplewood in Motion, Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Parks and Recreation Department, Town Gateway Signs, Maplewood Little League, and Ricalton Square to name a few.