Events and Fundraising

Please note: Any member requiring transportation to an event or meeting should contact Louise Jennee at



College Club is now registered on Amazon Smile, which means that we will receive 0.5% of all Amazon purchases by anyone who designates College Club of Northern New Jersey as the target charity. Simply go to Amazon Smile (instead of Amazon) and register College Club of Northern New Jersey as your preferred charity. Then shop on Amazon Smile -- it's that simple! Amazon Smile is operated by Amazon and everything about the shopping experience is the same, except that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of purchases to College Club. 
Here is our unique charity link to Amazon Smile: CLICK HERE
Thank you for supporting College Club!
Looking for a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person? A teacher, perhaps, 

or a hostess who has everything? Or a condolence card, or a 
thank you to someone who has done you a favor? 
Give the gift of education — a College Club gift card!!
Click HERE for more information
! Keep a few on hand!

41 N. Broad Street, Ridgewood

Support a local business and handle all your holiday gift-giving at the same time! Do your seasonal shopping at Mango Jam, a lovely gift and home d├ęcor store with merchandise at all price points. This exclusive College Club event includes light refreshments and complimentary gift wrapping — and Mango Jam will donate 20% of the day’s proceeds to the Education Fund.

Since it is on a Sunday, parking will be plentiful and free, too!  So stop by, bring a friend, and shop 'til you drop.

For more  information, contact:
Joyce Schimmel
 201-696-6516................................................................................ Chair

with BLUE FOUNDRY BANK (formerly Boiling Springs Savings Bank)

Blue Foundry Bank's Community Alliance Program offers a way to raise money throughout the year at NO COST to our members! Blue Foundry account holders can simply go to any branch and designate College Club (CAP #85) as their beneficiary for the program. Checking accounts, savings accounts, IRAs, and new loans all qualify. Account holders do not have to be members of College Club. Blue Foundry makes quarterly donations to College Club based on a percentage of the average daily balances of our supporters' designated accounts. All donations come directly from the bank and no associated fees are charged to account holders or to College Club. The program is completely confidential. 
This past fiscal year, College Club received almost $8,000 of FREE MONEY from Blue Foundry Bank.  Please sign up today!

Turn your unwanted, mismatched, tangled jewelry items into cash for College Club! Gold Rush donations have raised hundreds of dollars at no cost to members!

Here’s how: Bring any 10-carat-or-higher gold item to our monthly meetings, or call Kathy Marshall at 201-251-2512 to arrange for pick-up. Platinum and silver too! We bag it with your name and phone number, and give it to a qualified assayer for official weighing and melting. We tell you the total value of the donation and YOU decide how much you’d like the Club’s Education Fund to receive. It’s that simple!
If you have questions, please contact Kathy or our gemologist/consultant, Siobhan Crann Winograd at 201-857-2500.


Donations to the Community Thrift Shop are an ongoing source of income for the College Club Funds from a percentage of the sale price of donated items.

Please remember to mark your bags and boxes of donated goods #27, our designated number. Donation days are every Monday and also the first Saturday of the month, 10am – 2pm. Please do not leave items outside the store.

November 6, 7, and 8, 2020

Book collections will resume in 2020 on Mondays from 4-6pm, March 2 through June 8. 
NO COLLECTION April 6 or May 25. 
FINAL COLLECTION Wednesday, June 24, 9-11am.

Book donations can be brought to Somerville Elementary school, 45 South Pleasant Ave., Ridgewood, NJ, enter around back. 

Thank you for supporting education and College Club!

All books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition are welcome except: textbooks, encyclopedias, sets of books (such as Time/Life), and condensed books (such as Reader’s Digest). No magazines or VHS tapes please. Before you bring books, please examine them and consider whether they are in saleable condition — intact binding, odor-free, mildew-free, pages not yellowed or written on. Of course, if you have a first-edition Jane Austen with yellowed pages, that's okay!! Please direct all inquiries to the event Co-Chairs, not to Somerville School.

Co-Chairs...............................................Toni Cohen (201-670-9689)
….......................................................Dacey Latham (201-445-5498)
Artwork........................................................Karen Fisher
Computer Supp............................................Janet Anderson
Friends of the Book Fair      …....….....Eleanor Collins
Research                                            Martha Blanco

To download the Friends of the Book Fair flyer, click here


April 24, 2020 — 7pm appetizers, 8pm dinner and show
April 25, 2pm matinee

What will College Club’s inimitable, unpredictable, original musical revue 
have in store for us this year?  This spring, College Club members and 
friends will create an always-hilarious, ever-melodious event you won’t 
want to miss.  Join the eager audience in laughter and cheers at the 
Friday night “performance plus party” or the Saturday matinee! 
      All are welcome to be part of the fun.  Join us onstage, backstage, 
or in the audience.  You’ll be glad you did!  Opportunities are also 
available to advertise your business or service in the show program.
To make reservations, click HERE.

If you are interested in participating, 
please let Joyce Schimmel know at 201-445-4787


Memorial Day Run, 2020

North Jersey Masters has designated College Club as a recipient of the proceeds 
 from the Ridgewood Run.  Come join in on the fun of  handing out
water on Pleasant Avenue and helping keep the runners cool while getting a first-hand
     view of this great race.  To volunteer, please call or email Rosie McCooe at 

           Rosie McCooe (201-445-8655)