The Westfield Foundation would like to thank you – our community – for your continued financial support in 2011. The Foundation benefited from nearly $36,000 in “unrestricted” donations in 2011 from both Westfield residents and our neighbors.
Since 1975, the mission of the Westfield Foundation has been to provide either ‘seed’ funding, or specific project funding for local charities in the areas of: support for the arts, health, aging, historic preservation, social services and civic projects. Your generosity, combined with the income from our unrestricted endowment, enabled the Foundation to support a wide range of local charitable organizations last year. In 2011, the Foundation awarded $244,980 to 42 area programs and projects. Since 1975, the Foundation has given away $4,000,000 to more than 75 charities in our area.
In addition to these unrestricted funds, the Westfield Foundation also both manages the assets for, and administers 62 private family, memorial, and scholarship funds that support a variety of local charities. In 2011, the Foundation was the recipient of a generous donation of over $650,000 from the estate of Lydia Hoffart, a longtime resident of Mountainside. Income from the Wagner-Hoffart Fund will benefit the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside, the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, and other organizations serving the elderly in Union County. In addition to this bequest, the many private funds managed by the Foundation received more than $61,000 in donations in 2011.
Thank you for your generosity and for caring about the betterment of our community and for those in need.The Westfield Foundation is: For good…forever…for Westfield.
Thank you for helping us to achieve our mission.
Anthony J.R. Cook