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David Grande is the President, CEO and along with his wife, Angela, co-founder of Cherished Creations, Inc. In December of 1996, he decided to fulfill his lifelong desire to "do something to benefit children" and thus Cherished Creations was formed. A former high school and collegiate basketball player and now a coach with over 25 years of experience at these levels, David continues to make a positive difference in the lives of young adults. The office of Cherished Creations is housed in the headquarters of David's company, Vitusa Products, Inc., a food grade chemical distributor. The staff and resources of the office (postage, copying, computers, etc.) are generously shared with us.

Doreen Pesce-Whitney is an Associated Director of Cherished Creations. Doreen holds a BA in Psychology, and her past experiences include acting as Patient Relations Coordinator for the Summit Medical Group at the Berkeley Heights, NJ campus. Doreen supports local communities by acting as a volunteer member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.) in Morristown, NJ and as a Volunteer Guardian for One-on-One Inc. in Flemington, NJ. "Doreen's role at Cherished Creations is to work directly with wish recipients and their family members/social workers/doctors as she completes the wish request process."

Suzanne Grande is the Public Relations Director of Cherished Creations. She has a BS and an MA from Fairfield University and is a certified English teacher and School Media Specialist. After teaching high school English for 8 years in both CT and NJ, she chose to follow her passion of helping others by working for her in-law's charity.  Suzanne's role at Cherished Creations is community outreach, event planning and fundraising.  


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Cherished Creations'
Annual Wine Tasting Event

 March 23, 2018

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