Philanthropist gifts Hudson Chamber and its non-profit base

Frank J. Guarini
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Frank J. Guarini

JERSEY CITY – The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has announced receipt of a $100,000 gift by philanthropist and former Rep. Frank J. Guarini. The donation is in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the chamber’s rebranding effort and comes on the eve of Legends 10, the annual event at Liberty Science Center honoring outstanding members of Hudson County’s business community.
The unprecedented donation was followed by additional gifts to 39 non-profit organizations who are members of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.
Guarin’s generosity and support of the business community are legendary, as is his long history in Jersey City providing leadership and financial support for a multitude of institutions and agencies.
“It is most important that our business community supports the good work of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and harnesses the energy and dedication of our non-profit community. Our future depends on working together with a common purpose. Together, through the Chamber, we can assure a successful and prosperous tomorrow,” Guarini said.
The 129-year-old Hudson County Chamber of Commerce presently has a diversified membership of more than 600 businesses located throughout the County. It supports 50 programs annually and is ranked in the top 25 Chambers in New Jersey by NJBiz.
Maria Nieves, president and CEO of the HCCC, recognized Guarini as a treasured leader, resource, and contributor to the energy and growth of business in Hudson County and the state:
“Frank Guarini’s timely support provides critical and immediate funding to a diverse and growing community of non-profit organizations in Jersey City which contribute greatly to elevating the city’s quality of life for all. My hope is that it is the beginning of a renewed focus on the important work these individuals do every day. In addition, I believe that this level of generosity will serve to inspire others to take action as they consider ways to support Jersey City and Hudson County non-profits, which are deserving of a level of giving that their counterparts in New York often attract.”