Join the Movement: Make a Difference on Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, your contribution can transform lives. Join Bergen Family Center in being a part of a global wave of generosity and positive change!

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Thanks for making our Gala Celebration a Huge Success!

Congratulations to our honorees for their valuable support.

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Reverend Sanetta Ponton

Meet Rev. Sanetta Ponton, a dedicated leader at the intersection of faith, justice, and community engagement. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she spearheaded a platform uniting agencies and nonprofits to address Englewood residents' needs. Her advocacy targets the digital divide, food insecurity, and housing concerns post-Hurricane Ida. As Co-Convener of Women Who Minister, she passionately supports women in Christian ministry. Her remarkable contributions earned her prestigious awards, including the NAACP's Rev. Thomas Johnson Religious/Civic Award, the Community Award from the Rotary Club of Englewood, and the Community Change Maker Award from the Women's Right's Information Center.

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Jeff and Rosemary Russell

Meet Rosemary and Jeff Russell, a dynamic couple whose love for Englewood and dedication to community service have made a lasting impact on their city. Their involvement with the Bergen Family Center began when their son joined Youth in Action, and they are proud supporters of the organization's diverse community programming. Jeffrey holds degrees from MIT and Wharton School and has extensive experience as a mutual fund portfolio manager. Rosemary graduated from the University of Notre Dame and holds an MBA from NYU, reflecting her commitment to personal and professional growth. Together, Rosemary and Jeff Russell embody the true spirit of community service, making Englewood and Bergen Family Center a better place for the entire community.

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Yolanda Salazar

Meet Yolanda Salazar, a highly experienced and dedicated bilingual/bi-cultural Educator originally from the Dominican Republic. Yolanda's passion for education led her to obtain her Special Ed/Early childhood certification from Felician College. Her outstanding contributions as an educator did not go unnoticed, as she was rightfully elected "Teacher of the Year" for Quarles School in 2016, a recognition of her exceptional teaching abilities and devotion to her students. In 2017, Yolanda became an integral part of the Bergen Family Center, contributing significantly to the Pre-k Expansion Grant as a Pre-School Intervention and Referral Specialist. Additionally, she serves as the Director of After-school programs for BFC, enriching the lives of young learners beyond the traditional school day. Yolanda's dedication to promoting equality and inclusion in education extends beyond the classroom. Yolanda Salazar continues to inspire and uplift, leaving a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those she serves.

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Frank Skuthan

Meet Frank Skuthan, the esteemed Treasurer of the BFC Board of Trustees, whose extensive career in banking and finance spans over 45 years, making him a highly valuable asset to the organization. With a deep understanding of financial management, budgeting, and investment strategies, Frank's expertise plays a crucial role in ensuring sound financial decisions for the organization's growth and stability.

Currently serving as the General Manager of Sagebrush Partners, LLC, Frank provides invaluable consulting services. sFrank has a strong commitment to supporting and empowering others in the industry. Frank also holds the position of Director at Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, a prominent $1.2 billion registered investment advisor and a subsidiary of Orange County Bancorp (NASDAQ), further highlighting his influence and experience in the financial sector. Frank Skuthan is an exceptional leader who continues to make a significant impact on the financial world and the community around him.

How We Strengthen Families

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Make a Bright Start.

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Building upon the talent of teens.

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Stay Vital and Healthy

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You Can Make a Difference

In The Lives of Thousands of Families

Meet Some of Our Clients

Give from the Heart

Agresta Brothers

Why BFC means so much to so many.

The Numbers Show How We Work to Strengthen Families


CHILDREN & Parents

Childcare and Education Programs



Programs for Positive Life Choices



SESCIL & Our Adult Day Program

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 Your financial support.

Counseling & Intervention



Received family court assessments



Received support to manage their HIV diagnosis



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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