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Affinity Foundation to Host Inaugural Rise and Inspire Gala on October 13

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By: Affinity Foundation

The Affinity Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the financial wellbeing, increasing educational opportunities and access to healthcare for individuals throughout the tri-state area, is pleased to announce its Rise and Inspire Gala on October 13, 2022, at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ.

The Rise and Inspire Gala, a celebration of empowerment, will raise essential funds for the Foundation’s programs including community grants, student scholarships and member relief fund. In its inaugural year, the Foundation is proud to announce its first honorees: Bob Scott of Greenwood Products will be presented with the 2022 Founder’s Award, and Grant Gallagher of Affinity Federal Credit Union will be presented with the 2022 Community Spirit Award.

“In New Jersey, nearly 1/3 of residents are struggling to make ends meet: 800,000 are food insecure, and 200,000 are children living in poverty. We are excited for the opportunity to raise more funds through the Gala to help community members break the cycle of poverty,” said Karla Wallack, Executive Director of the Foundation.

Attendees of the Rise and Inspire Gala will hear directly from keynote speaker and best-selling author      Liz Murray whose story is depicted in Emmy-nominated Lifetime movie, Homeless to Harvard. The Gala will also feature a silent auction, cash raffle and wine pull.

Sponsorship packages, tickets and digital ads can be purchased at

If you have any questions about the Gala, please contact the Foundation at

About the Affinity Foundation:
The Affinity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 to carry out the philanthropic work of Affinity Federal Credit Union. We invest in local organizations that deliver programs aimed at alleviating financial stress and helping people reach financial independence, empowering them in the pursuit of educational, employment and individual goals, and providing peace of mind for financially disadvantaged individuals and their families. Through our volunteer efforts, we connect charities with skilled professionals to elevate their mission, provide financial education resources and strengthen communities. The Affinity Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization, you can further our mission by donating today (EIN #20-2706810).

About Affinity Federal Credit Union:
Affinity is a full-service financial institution, member owned and community focused, with a mission to nurture your financial wellbeing. With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size1. The Affinity difference is about people helping people on a deeper level. Our personalized approach ensures that your unique dreams and goals are being met, in a way that is best for YOU, and with your financial wellbeing as the number one priority. For more information, please visit