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Since 1929 the Contemporary Club has been dedicated to the betterment of Ho-Ho-Kus.  We are an integral part of the community and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our beneficiaries. Funding these efforts are at the core of who we are.

Our Beneficiaries

  • Student Scholarship – Every year a high-school senior from Ho-Ho-Kus is awarded for their academic excellence.

  • Community Emergency Reserve Fund (CERF) – Help local families in need of financial assistance to mitigate their challenging circumstances.

  • Angel Fund – An organization that helps children of local families that may be going through a financial and/or personal crisis. The goal is to help these children partake in their normal activities despite their hardship.

  • HHK Senior Citizens – Contribute to their monthly programs and activities.

  • Worth-Pinkham Library – HHK's free public library is part of Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) which ensures HHK residents have access to the same number and caliber of items as residents of larger towns.

  • The Ho-Ho-Kus Waldwick Cooperative Nursery School (HWCNS) – Our non-profit nursery school based right in HHK, with an emphasis on social, emotional and academic development.

  • The Ho-Ho-Kus Public School District – Our funds benefit our Pre-K-8th Grade school for the town, HHK high-school students who attend Northern Highlands, as well as costs for out-of-district placements for students from age 3 - 21.

  • Youth Activities Council (YAC) – The YAC is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization which provides enrichment opportunities to the children of HHK. 




In 2004, the Contemporary Club founded the "HHK5K" now fondly known as "Richard's Run".

From its inception, this annual run has seen thousands of runners from HHK and neighboring towns and raised much needed funds for the Go4theGoal Foundation.


In the 1950s, Contemporary Club Members were instrumental in the formation of the HHK Memorial Ambulance Corp.


Since 1948, the Contemporary Club has been a benefactor of the YAC which provides recreational activities for the youth of HHK. Through this partnership we have enabled thousands of HHK children an opportunity to try and learn new skills which has included everything from art, to STEM, to skiing, cooking, and much more.


Based right here in Ho-Ho-Kus, this National Historic Landmark encompasses over 250 years of American history. During the 1970s, when the property was in desperate need of renovation, the Contemporary Club helped petition the state of New Jersey to name it a historical site. Fundraising for the Hermitage was begun with a publication of a town directory and a cookbook with all the proceeds going toward the restoration. By 1979, the Club was the single largest contributor to the restoration.

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