(Paramus, NJ) April 1, 2013 – Children’s Aid and Family Services is honoring Otterstedt Insurance Agency for its dedication to the community at its spring gala, “Under the Big Top.” This year’s event is Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Macaluso’s, 161 Rea Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ.

Otterstedt Insurance Agency was founded in 1919, and since 1955, it has been owned and operated by the Parisi family. The Parisis are dedicated to improving the community and have ensured these values guide their business. Joseph Parisi Jr. now serves as the Chairman of the Otterstedt Insurance Agency’s Board of Directors and is the Agency’s CEO.Mr. Parisi is active in politics and served as councilman for the borough of Englewood Cliffs for five years. He now serves as mayor of Englewood Cliffs.

In addition to supporting Children’s Aid and Family Services, Otterstedt Insurance Agency has helped many local community organizations, including the Bergen County 200 Club, Holy Name Medical Center, the Villa Marie Claire Hospice and the MS Center; The Foundation for Autism Training and Education (FATE); Fritz Reuter Altenheim Nursing Home; Mickey’s Kids- Supporting Canine Assistants; Visiting Homemaker Home Health Care of Bergen County; David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation; Lions International and The Oakland Education Foundation.

“We are delighted to be honoring Otterstedt Insurance Agency for its strong commitment of caring to the community,” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services.

The evening’s sponsors are Applebees, BD, Bogota Savings Bank, Boiling Springs Savings Bank, Buck Seifert & Jost Inc., Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Trudi and Douglas Dial, Eastwick Colleges & HoHoKus Schools, David P. and Tracey L. Gerber Family Foundation, Harleysville Insurance, Hudson City Savings Bank, Marion and Bob Jones,Kulite, Liz and David Mason, Mutual of America, Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Rodman Media, Joyce & Al Snider, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, TD Bank, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, United Water, Andrea & Jordi Visser , Wells, Jaworski and Liebman LLP and Town News – Media Sponsor.

The evening will feature circus-themed entertainment, a silent auction, dinner and much more. Sponsorships, event journal advertising and auction item donations are available. Tickets, which cost $150, $250 and $350, are on sale at www.cafsnj.org. For more information, please call Eve Marsan at 201-261-2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org

Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of the leading nonprofit human services organizations serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 110 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect and, when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly and their families, it provides high-quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational and emotional needs.

For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.

For more information:
Liz Mason (201) 261-2800 lmason@cafsnj.org
Sheila Riccardi (201) 261-2800 sriccardi@cafsnj.org

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