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Live Give Love South Jersey — The Baiada Way


On Thursday evening, October 27th at 6:30 PM, The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) will honor J. Mark and Ann Claffey Baiada – two of South Jersey’s most gracious philanthropists – with the 4th Annual Legacy of Giving Award. They will follow in the footsteps of previous winners whose passion and commitment to making our region a better place is not only noteworthy, but exemplary.

The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a reception in the lovely Garden Room of the historic Moorestown Community House at 16 E. Main Street, followed by a delicious fall harvest themed dinner in the Ballroom with local wines and beer from South Jersey. About 150 people are expected to attend. Tickets are available until October 24th to join the festivities that have attracted many community, civic and corporate leaders of the region. The evening will also include students from LUCY Outreach who will share how support from the Baiadas helped the organization achieve a 100% high school graduation rate and a 97% college admission rate in a city where the drop out rate is 48%.

It’s about LOVE.

Mark and Ann Claffey Baiada are passionate about many causes, and in their daily lives they seek out ways to make an impact that will outlive them. Ann has a reputation for being hands-on when it comes to the long list of organizations with which she is involved. Mark also gives his time and has been honored by numerous organizations and schools throughout our region. He also ensures that BAYADA Home Health Care employees have ample opportunity to work directly with community organizations they care about. Both Mark and Ann encourage their children and other family members to follow their passion and get involved. They set an awesome example by getting personally involved, often rolling up their sleeves to humbly participate in events, or leading the charge to raise money.

Offering amazing ways to LIVE.

Started more than 30 years ago, The BAYADA Regatta – an adaptive rowing competition held on the Schuylkill River to support those with physical disabilities – has grown steadily, becoming one of the largest all-adaptive rowing events in the world. The event helps people with a number of physical disabilities, including blindness, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia or quadriplegia, while bringing spectators from around the world to the region.

And a legacy to GIVE.

This summer, Mark Baiada announced he will gift the BAYADA Home Health Care to a newly created foundation that will perpetuate the company and prevent it from being sold. Mark’s passion for the company’s mission drove the creation of the Lasting Legacy Plan.

“Mark and Ann’s actions prove they believe strongly in creating a lasting legacy of helping others.” said Sidney Hargro, CFSJ Executive Director, who worked with the Baiadas to create a family fund at CFSJ through which they can support their favorite organizations in perpetuity. “They are enormously inspiring and examples to all who want to maximize the impact that their giving has on our region.”

Live. Love. Give. South Jersey.  That is what The Community Foundation of South Jersey is all about. We help charitable-minded people make prudent decisions about the money they donate. CFSJ serves the eight-county South Jersey region – spanning from Ocean to Cape May Counties – managing donor-advised funds for individuals, families, businesses and communities. Currently, CFSJ manages the assets of more than $18.2 million in donor-advised funds. Since 2009, the organization has partnered with its fund holders to issue $6 million in grants and scholarships. For information, visit communityfoundationsj.org.

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Contact Alice Andrews at aandrews@communityfoundationsj.org or call 856.528.3385


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