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Matching Donation from The Bravitas Group/Silver Family Foundation a Great Success

For the second consecutive year, The Bravitas Group/The Silver Family Foundation has matched donations to Toni’s Kitchen leading up to Thanksgiving. In a six-day period in November, the community donated more than $339,000 and the Bravitas Group/The Silver family Foundation matched every donation raising an incredible $679,008 for Toni’s Kitchen.

When they announced their match, Bob and Rhonda Silver, longtime supporters of Toni’s Kitchen, talked about the importance of fighting food insecurity.

“Hunger negatively affects every facet of a person’s life,” explained Rhonda and Bob. “We are honored to have the opportunity to help bring relief to those who are hungry in our local community.”

Since the onset of the pandemic, Toni’s Kitchen has seen their numbers rise from 240,000 meals provided annually in 2019 to almost 1.5 million expected in 2021. The need for food assistance continues to be great in our community, and these donations will help countless families dealing with food insecurity.

Out Montclair 2022

The Bravitas Group proudly supports inclusivity, diversity, and all that makes Montclair a special and unique place. We know it takes more than a hammer and nails to build a community – it takes pride!

The Silver Family Foundation was established in 2005 to advance the Silver family’s philanthropic vision. Its mission is to support nonprofit organizations dedicated to:

Helping children and families, particularly those who are needy and underserved, or touched by life-threatening illness
Cancer research and related social services
Mental health issues, particularly as they affect young adults

In keeping with our mission, we support the following organizations:

Children and Families

  • The East Mecklenburg Foundation All Star Teacher Initiative
  • HOMECorp
  • Jazz House Kids
  • Newark Academy
  • Montclair Film Festival
  • Partners for Women and Justice
  • YMCA of Montclair
  • YMCA of Greater New York and YMCA Camps
  • Toni’s Kitchen

Cancer Research and Related Social Services

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training  
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Valerie Fund

Mental Health

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • The Matthew Patrick Omans Fund of the Edgemoor Leadership Foundation