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Who Are Verona’s Health Heroes?


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Verona resident Kate Kelly recently became a trustee of the Partners for Health Foundation in Montclair, and she’s let us know about a recognition and funding opportunity that it has.

The Foundation, which began as the Mountainside Hospital Foundation, fosters collaboration among nonprofits in order to have a positive impact on area health. As part of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Partners for Health will recognize organizations and individuals who’ve made extraordinary contributions to health and well-being in Verona or one of the 14 other communities that the Foundation serves, which includes western Essex County and Clifton and Little Falls in Passaic County.

This year, the Foundation will be awarding a total of $100,000 to 10 Community Impact Award winners or their designated non-profit organization later this year. Nominees may be non-profit organizations and their employees, trustees or volunteers; philanthropists and fundraisers; community advocates and activists; youth volunteers; municipalities; small businesses; for-profit entities or media organizations. The Foundation says that nominees “are passionate about impacting health and well-being”, particularly in areas that fall within the Foundation’s strategic focus areas: chronic disease prevention, hunger and homelessness, mental health, aging and access to oral health.

Nominations are due by Friday, March 16. Award criteria and nomination forms are at www.partnersfdn.org/AWARDS.

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