Financial Resources FCU Foundation raises $22,000 for The Autism Think Tank NJ.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ (May 21, 2014) — Financial Resources FCU Foundation is pleased to announce that its annual charity event held on May 5, 2014 at The Palace at Somerset Park raised $22,000 to benefit The Autism Medical Assessment & Treatment Center (The Autism Think Tank NJ).

Lena Matthews, President and CEO of Financial Resources FCU and Chairperson of the Foundation presented a check to Sheri Marino Haiken, MA, CCC-SLP, Executive Director of Autism Think Tank NJ for $22,000. Proceeds from the evenings’ silent auction were also included in the total.

The Autism Think Tank NJ is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the medical and psychosocial stabilization of the child and family. Bringing together a team of world renowned medical experts via telemedicine, this innovative outpatient medical center is designed to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to the identification and treatment of the complicated medical comorbidities of autism. The Autism Medical Center is committed to improving the lives of children and families in the home, school and community through comprehensive case management, community outreach, research and education.

“We are delighted to be able to support this important and deserving organization through the Financial Resources FCU Foundation,” said Matthews. “We thank our generous sponsors, contributors and Facebook fans members for coming together and making our 2014 Gala a success.”

Major supporters of Financial Resources FCU Foundation’s charitable event were Diebold, Inc., North Canton, Ohio and Shore Creative Group of Long Branch, NJ.

Other sponsors of the evening were Peter Liska, LLC; The Autism Think Tank NJ, PSCU, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Cahill, Wilinski & Rhodes, First Brunswick Properties Group, Gateway Services Group, Jordan Group/Quality Title, K-9 Resorts, KRE Group Inc., LeClair Ryan, Merck Employees Federal Credit Union and Schenk, Price, Smith, & King, LLP. Printing material compliments of Capital Printing Corporation, Middlesex, NJ.

The evenings’ entertainment featured the magic and creative talents of Michael Mode.

Financial Resources FCU Foundation organizes charitable events in support of charities and medical institutions that provide services to children. Over the past 22 years, the Credit Union and Foundation have raised almost $500,000. The Financial Resources FCU Foundation, Inc., is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information, contact Dan Gontcharenko, Director of Marketing, 908-253-6431 or Mike Ciavolino, 732-229-7100.

PHOTO CAPTION: Lena Matthews (l) President & CEO of Financial Resources Federal Credit Union and President of the Credit Union’s Foundation, presents a check for $22,000 to Seri Marino Haiken, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Autism Medical Assessment & Treatment Center (The Autism Think Tank NJ).


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