Tomorrows Children Fund


“The Tomorrows Children’s Fund was founded by a group of committed parents to help their children and others like them with cancer and serious blood disorders. With the help of friends like you, today, TCF provides a warm, healthy and loving environment for children in treatment; a full scope of services to relieve families’ emotional and financial stress; the very best possible medical care; and funding for research on these diseases. All of which confirms our belief that through hope, hard work and heartfelt generosity, extraordinary things are possible.”  (from TCF’s web site)


Background of CJCC involvement:

When the daughter of one of our member’s friends was in the hospital at Christmas time another friend of his wanted to do something to lift the spirits of the kids. He spent his own money on gifts and brought them to the Hackensack Medical Center and gave them out dressed as Santa. Others including our Club member volunteered to be his elves. Over the years it expanded. Our member brought back the TCF message to our Club. TCF maintains a toy bank for Christmas and all year and donations are gratefully received.


Our main areas of support to TCF are:

  • Dedicate our Rich Shanahan Memorial Car Show at the Somerville Courthouse to benefit TCF. Members contribute by paying for their parking spots at the show and we invite the TCF representative to attend and display TCF's materials
  • To remind members to submit their contributions to their company’s Matching Gift Programs, if available
  • Donate food items to TCF's Thanksgiving food pantry at our Fall Club meetings
  • Donate toys and other gifts to the TCF at our December Holiday Party


We look forward to continuing our support for this great organization and wish all involved success, health and recovery.





Central Jersey Corvette Club President Chris Virgo and Vice President Bruce Cenicola present Nan Kelly, Executive Director of Tomorrows Children’s Fund with a check for $5,000 which was raised throughout the course of the year through various club fundraising events. 
This brings the total donated by the club over the last 14 years to $41,212.
See gracious Thank You letter from TCF below.












Club President Rich B. and member Bill C.

present our CJCC members 2018 donations of toys and gifts on December 11, 2018 to TCF from our December 8, 2018 Holiday Party. They thank everyone for their donations. They especially liked the big Corvette!




Club President Rich B. and member Bill C. present CJCC's 2018 donation of food from our members at our November Club meeting to Lynn H. of TCF on Friday November 16, 2018. She and Nan K. thank everyone for their donations.




Club President Rich B., V.P Bruce C., Secretary Pam L. and member Bill C. present CJCC's 2018 donation check in the amount of $5,650 to Lynn of TCF.




Club Members Dan C. and Bill C. delivering toys to Tomorrows Children's Fund which were were donated by our members at our 2017 Holiday Party.


On Friday, October 20, 2017, CJCC presented our check representing 2017 member donations to TCF in the amount of $5,000. The presentation was made by President Rich B., Bill C., Acting VP Bruce C. and Treasurer Jay S. to Sue Garbe, Administrative  Director of TCF. This is a record amount for CJCC.


We thank Club member John G. for arranging for the large check to represent all of our donations. Click on photo for more.

Member Dan C., CJCC President Rich B. and Treasurer Jay S. presenting our 2016 checks from our Houlihan's Dine to Donate event and our Rich Shanahan Memorial Corvette Show to Rosann Bialek of Tomorrows Children's Fund at the Hackensack Medical Center on September 19, 2016. Click on photo for more.




Some of the gifts brought by our members to our December 5, 2015 Holiday Party for the Tomorrows Children's Fund's Christmas Toy Bank.



CJCC VP Dan C., Rich B. and Gunter E. with our Club's donations of food items for TCF's food pantry for 2015 Thanksgiving.



President Mike W., Sue G., Administrative Director of TCF and VP Dan C. wth 2014 donations





Bill C., CJCC President Bill K. and Dan C. at TCF with 2013 donations

Somerville American Legion Post




At our February 25, 2019 Club meeting CJCC's President, Chris V. and Treasurer Ray M. presented a donation check on behalf of the Club to the officers of the Somerville American Legion Post. 



At our February 21, 2018 Club meeting CJCC's President, Rich B. presented a donation check on behalf of the Club to the officers of the Somerville American Legion Post.

Early Club Involvement

 CJCC's early charitable activity less than 1 year after Club's founding. Participation in the "Corvettes Conquer Cancer Tour" at Somerville, NJ and how our members raised funds for this charity.






CJCC News of July 27, 1998 detailing Club's support of "Corvettes Conquer Cancer Tour". (Copy of article provided by Rick A.)