Suburban Chamber Foundation
Our Foundation is a fully qualified 501c(3) tax exempt foundation under IRS rules. Formed in 1981 to help our communities in their business charitable activities, the Foundation has a number of standing projects and activities.
Vest A Cop -- Every police officer in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights receives a $450 allowance towards their first bullet-proof vest. Replacement vests are part of the municipal uniform allowance. To date over 200 vests have been donated.
Jo Ciullo Scholarship (Berkeley Heights) -- in honor of the late Jo Ciullo, The Suburban Chamber of Commerce awards a $1,500 scholarship to a local high school senior each year.
Perry Root Scholarship (Summit) -- in honor of the late Summit retailer Perry Root, a $1,500 award is made to a graduating senior of Summit High School.
William B. Stampes Memorial Scholarship in recognition of Bill's dedication to the downtown and all of its merchants.
A scholarship is also awarded in the amount of $1500 to a graduating New Providence High School Senior.
The Foundation is proud to partner with a number of great local charities, such as the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights, the United Way and others in support of various causes and initiatives.
Fund Raisers for the Foundation include:
- 2015 saw the first Super Friday Auction in cooperation with the Summit Elks Lodge. Great values from the Chamber and Elks members along with great fun resulted in funding for a number of new scholarships to be presented in 2015.
- Oldies Concert Fund Raiser -- a periodic concert event to raise funds for the Vest-A-Cop Project. Our last Oldies concert featured Larry Chance and the Earls. Over 200 area residents clapped and danced to the unforgettable tunes of yesteryesr.
- Members of the Chamber -- may contribute fully tax-exempt donations to the Foundation. Area residents are also welcome to make contributions.
Suburban Chambers Foundation
71 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
IRS Tax ID # 22-2411148