Helping Local Families Since 1898

BFC Gala - November 1st, 2018

The Rockleigh - 26 Paris Avenue Rockleigh, NJ 07647

Here's How to Get Involved

Dinner 2018

Watch Dana Romita, Dinner Co-Chair and
Mitch Schonfeld, Executive Director and CEO

Join Us and Sponsor

Gala Dinner and Auction

Support Our Honorees for 2018


Sharon Kinsman Salmon

Chair of the Board of Trustees

For the last four years, Sharon has served as the Chair of our Board of Trustees, bringing her corporate expertise, compassion and high ethical standards to our organization. Before joining BFC’s board, Sharon spent several decades as a world-class executive for Pfizer, Inc.

Serving as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer at Pfizer, Sharon was responsible for managing a $20 billion dollar global pension fund. She has also served as Chair of the Le Moyne College Board of Trustees and is currently a member of their Board of Trustees.


Irina Kashan

BFC Board of Trustees

For the past six years Irina has been a driving force in all areas of BFC's Fundraising and Development. Serving as Co-Chair of the Dinner Committee for four consecutive years, Irina transformed our fundraising efforts of our Annual Awards Dinner - increasing profits by more than 50%.

Currently, Irina serves as Chair of our Fund Development Committee and under her strong and dedicated leadership, we continue to grow and thrive. She is a longtime community philanthropist and extremely passionate about BFC’s commitment to providing vital services to Bergen County families.


Gloria Nelson

Community Philanthropist

Gloria has co-chaired Bergen Family Center’s Silent Auction for the past 14 years and helped to raise more than $250,000 for Bergen Family Center during that time. A passionate advocate for the BFC community, Gloria pledges, “If I can help one family, one child, one senior, to have a better life, I am truly blessed.” She is the mother of two and holds her Masters Degree in Social Work – she is well known for her tireless work and dedication to a variety of causes and institutions. Along with her husband, Ed, and her two children, Richard and Alexandra, she strongly believes in giving back to the community.

Corporate Families Supporting Our Family

Join Benzel-Busch Motor Cars

Corporate Partner for 2017

Agresta Brothers

Jay and Artie Agresta - Benzel Busch Motor Cars

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Helping Children

Make a Bright Start.

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Helping Teens

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Helping Seniors

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The Numbers Show How We Helped



Helped though Childcare and Education Programs



Supported through Programs for Positive Life Choices



Helped through Adult Day Care and Home Based Day Care

These achievements were made possible by your contributions, the dedication of our volunteers and staff, government grants, foundation support and client fees. Local businesses, religious institutions and schools provided volunteers and financial support.

Counseling & Intervention



100% of them engaged in medical care and support services.



Received Early Intervention Services from Bergen Family Center.



Received individual counseling from Bergen Family Center.

We help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault - Families facing challenges that disrupt their lives - Individuals diagnosed with or affected by HIV/AIDS - Families & adolescents involved with family court.

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2017 Annual Dinner Raises $400,000

Thanks to Our 2017 Honorees for their help in making it happen.

C. Peter Croonquist 

BFC Board of Trustees

Kelly Sacks

Community Philanthropist

Miyako Schwartz

Community Philanthropist

Some of the Dedicated Companies and Organizations Supporting BFC