Valerie Fund welcomes new board member

Matt DeNichilo

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Valerie Fund welcomes its newest board member, Matt DeNichilo, to serve the nonprofit organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The appointment of the Short Hills-based executive embodies the board’s spirit of engaging a variety of community leaders to benefit from their insight and experience, according to a press release.

“The Valerie Fund is privileged to have Matt join our board of trustees,” board Chairman Dominic DiBari said in the release. “His passion for our cause, network, experience in private equity and board leadership is a great addition to our board as The Valerie Fund moves into its fifth decade.”

DeNichilo currently serves on the boards of renewable energy company Terra-Gen LLC and solar industry innovator Sunnova Energy Corp. With this new appointment, he is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families undergoing treatment at one of the seven Valerie Fund children’s centers in this area.

“I’m very excited to be joining The Valerie Fund in its mission to support some of the bravest children in our local communities,” DeNichilo said in the release. “The Valerie Fund team is making a compassionate and determined bid to improve so many different aspects of life for these children and their families. The results are inspiring, and I’m looking forward to helping the team grow and expand its impact.”

After their 9-year-old daughter Valerie succumbed to cancer in 1976, Sue and Ed Goldstein of Maplewood were determined that no family should have to travel great distances to receive superior medical care. The Valerie Fund was thus born.