Lawyers, Accountants & Financial Leaders Gather for 2nd Year to Support Programs at Eva’s Village

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Eva’s Village, a Paterson NJ nonprofit, is a social service organization that provides integrated care and support for addiction recovery, medical care, food, shelter, education and job training to community members in need.

Legal and financial professionals will gather on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 pm for a dinner to benefit Eva's Village. The event will be held at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ.

It takes courage to ask for help, and Eva’s Village treats everyone who seeks their services with compassion, dignity and respect,” said honoree Carolyn D’Anna.

Eva’s Village will host the 2nd Annual Lawyers, Accountants and Financial Professionals Benefit Dinner at 6 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. The dinner will honor Carolyn D’Anna, CPA of CohnReznick LLP; David Ritter, Esq. of Brach Eichler LLC and, Lex Zaharoff of HTG investment Advisors Inc. for their dedication to the mission of Eva’s Village.

“I am honored to be recognized by Eva’s Village at the upcoming Lawyers, Accountants and Financial Professionals Dinner. Every day Eva’s Village makes a difference in the lives of our New Jersey neighbors. It takes courage to ask for help, and Eva’s Village treats everyone who seeks their services with compassion, dignity and respect,” said honoree Carolyn D’Anna.

Her words of were echoed by fellow honoree David Ritter, “Every day Eva’s changes the lives of those it serves and over the years it has changed my life. From watching the work of the staff of Eva’s I now understand what it means to serve those in need. I am appreciative that I am able to help Eva’s help others.”

Honoree Lex Zaharoff said, “Eva’s makes a difference in the lives of many people who may not have had the good luck which has benefited others. I acknowledge my good fortune and my responsibility to share the resources which have come my way. I look forward to sharing this special evening with family and friends.”    

This year’s committee has expanded to include a sub-committee of young professionals. Alister Rodriguez, CPA at Bederson LLP, is leading a group of young attorneys and CPAs working to raise awareness of Eva’s mission and programs. Another member, Christopher Phillipps, a forensic accountant who composes movie scores and is a classically-trained pianist, performed holiday music for Eva’s Community Kitchen guests this December during daily lunch service. He will perform again for fundraiser attendees.On-line registration is available. The deadline to register for tickets, tables and digital advertising opportunities is February 15. Tickets are $250 each, and $150 tickets are available for guests under 30 through Eva’s Young Ambassadors program. For more information, visit Eva’s event page.

Funds raised will support the overall operations and the community of care that define Eva’s Village, as well as several programs that rely on private donations: Eva’s Community Kitchen; Medical and Dental Clinics; Childcare and Education and Eva’s Culinary School. Last year, the treatment programs and Eva’s Recovery Community Center, together, engaged nearly 2,300 individuals in various stages of recovery; Eva’s Community Kitchen served more than 500,000 meals; the Medical and Dental Clinic handled almost 6,000 patient visits; and Eva’s shelter and housing programs provided a safe haven to over 600 adults and children.

More about Eva’s Village
The mission of Eva’s Village is to provide care and support for people who are struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Founded as a soup kitchen in 1982, Eva’s Village began by serving 30 meals a day to feed the hungry in Paterson. Over the years, Eva’s Village grew as programs and services were added to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty. Today, Eva’s Village offers a range of integrated programs to help those in need move toward recovery, stability, and independence.

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