Faces of Philanthropy

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Christian Health Care Center deeply appreciates the steadfast support of our donors. With their contributions and belief in our mission, the Center has continued to grow and care for our community for more than 100 years. We thank them for their remarkable generosity, and for being a part of Christian Health Care Center. Below, read about some of our Faces of Philanthropy who have shared their time and treasure with us.

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Atlantic Stewardship Bank: Continued generous support of Christian Health Care Center

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) was once again the recipient of a generous donation from Atlantic Stewardship Bank (ASB). ASB donates 10 percent of its annual pre-taxable earnings to Christian and other non-profit organizations in the community, the only bank in the country to do so. The Tithing Program continues to define ASB’s mission and Read More

Matthew D. Kuiken: Privileged to pay it forward

Matthew D. Kuiken considers being appointed to the Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) Board of Trustees a privilege and an opportunity to “pay it forward.” “I was approached by Doug Struyk, CHCC’s President and CEO, who I’ve come to know over the past couple of years,” Mr. Kuiken says. “I have tremendous respect for Doug, Read More

Garry and Raeann Dykhouse: Compassionate, dedicated, exemplary, and faithful

Compassionate. Dedicated. Exemplary. Faithful. Garry and Raeann Dykhouse have been devoted to Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), as well as the community, for nearly their entire lives. Their inspiring, charitable volunteer efforts have impacted thousands of individuals, from their neighbors in Wyckoff to families in California. The Dykhouses’ community service began with the Wyckoff Volunteer Read More

Douglas R. Kuiken: Honoring history and looking toward the future

  Douglas R. Kuiken views his continued support of Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) as testament to a rich history and a promise for a bright future. His family business – Kuiken Bros. Co. Inc. – and the Center have both been part of the community’s fabric for more than a century. As the family Read More

Douglas H. Dittrick: Defining loyalty

If Douglas H. Dittrick believes in a cause or organization, his support and enthusiasm for it are steadfast. He has made significant contributions – locally, nationally, and globally – as a businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist. Following his graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University, Doug completed flight school and began what he thought would be a Read More

Mark Reitsma: Deeply dedicated to service

  Mark Reitsma is dedicated to making a difference locally and globally. “As a Christian, I’m a firm believer in what the Bible teaches about tithing. My career has not only afforded me the opportunity to tithe my income, but has also given me the flexibility to tithe of my time as well. In addition Read More

David Visbeen: Dedicated to the community

  To David Visbeen, serving on the Christian Health Care Center Board of Trustees is about community. “I’m big on community. The Center is part of the community-at-large, and it’s also its own community. You’re not just a resident or patient or client or consumer here. You are part of the Center’s community. One of Read More

Ellsworth Whiteman: Making a difference

When Ellsworth Whiteman was asked to join the Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) Foundation Board of Trustees, he was confident that it would be a rewarding experience. “Being a Foundation trustee has provided me with an opportunity to make a difference and to help promote the Center in the community,” says Mr. Whiteman, a six-year Read More

Peter McBride: Upholding the mission

  As a Franklin Lakes resident, W. Peter McBride was familiar with Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), but it wasn’t until his aunt resided at Heritage Manor Nursing Home that he became aware of the breadth and depth of the organization. “My aunt had a nice room with a nice view and was always very Read More

Doris Swenson: Expressing gratitude through support

“I think the world of Christian Health Care Center (CHCC),” says dedicated supporter Doris Swenson of Ridgewood. “I think the Center has a remarkable staff and a remarkable administration.” Ten years ago, her husband Richard was a patient on the newly established short-term rehab unit. After his passing, she expressed her gratitude for the care Read More

William and Marian Munson: Inspiring through words and deeds

Gracious. Sincere. Dedicated. William and Marian Munson are truly treasures to their family, their town, and Christian Health Care Center (CHCC). The Wyckoff couple is committed to their children and grandchildren, to caring for their community, and to supporting organizations, such as CHCC and the Maryland School for the Blind, which help individuals faced with Read More

Richard and Lindsey Moynihan: Believing in the mission

“We believe in Christian Health Care Center.” This simple, genuine statement by Richard Moynihan explains why he and his wife Lindsey have remained steadfast supporters of the Center. “As residents of Franklin Lakes we know the facility and what is being done here. We know that the Center strives to do good things for people Read More

Rick De Bel: Family values

When Rick De Bel started dating his soon-to-be wife Ellen in 1986, he also began a deeply rooted relationship with her place of employment – Christian Health Care Center (CHCC). “I have Ellen to thank for introducing me to CHCC,” says Mr. De Bel, who served as Vice Chair of the Center’s Board of Trustees. Read More

John Gunther: First impression inspires volunteer

For John Gunther, the decision to volunteer at Christian Health Care Center was easy. “When you visit the Center and witness the dedicated employees and see the beautiful campus, it’s very easy to raise your hand and say, ‘Yes! I want to get involved.’ “ Mr. Gunther serves on the Golf Classic and Foundation Events Read More

Jacqueline Biegel: A sign of gratitude

When Jacqueline Biegel’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she had to make a very difficult and emotional decision. “I realized that we wouldn’t be able to have her home forever,” Mrs. Biegel says. “I wanted to make sure she would live in the best possible residence for her. I started going to as many Read More

Betty Gower: One gift … many recipients!

The season of giving never ends for Betty Gower. Every month for the past 12 years, the Hawthorne resident has made a donation to Christian Health Care Center. “My mom, Nellie Kunis, was a resident at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. I had donated to the Center before she passed away in 2001, but after she Read More

The Engel Family: Gifts of time and treasure

Gratitude runs deep in the Engel family. To show appreciation for the care that Tina Engel received at Heritage Manor Nursing Home at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), her children and granddaughter gifted their time and treasure to CHCC. “Our family is very appreciative of the extraordinary care that mom received while at CHCC,” says Read More

William Carnemolla: A sign of appreciation

Gratitude and loyalty. Those two traits are at the core of William Carnemolla. For the past several decades, the Little Falls resident has been a steadfast donor to Christian Health Care Center (CHCC). His son William Carnemolla Jr. – “Billy” – lived at CHCC’s Heritage Manor Nursing Home for 35 years. “Although Billy died in Read More

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