Joel Markel is honored with the Excellence in Philanthropy Award from AFP-NJ

Joel Markel, CEO of Preferred Home Health Care

AFP-NJ (Assoc. Of Fundraising Professionals) will honor Joel Markel, Founder and President of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, with the Excellence in Philanthropy during a virtual event from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Award 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30th.

The AFP-NJ Excellence in Philanthropy Awards recognize fundraisers, consultants, donors, nonprofits, corporations, and other advocates for their generosity, impact, and will to improve lives in countless New Jersey communities. Receiving the Excellence in Philanthropy Awards is also a fundraising opportunity for AFP-NJ.

Markel and his family are known throughout the region for their philanthropic work. Markel is a lifelong director and chairman emeritus of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF), which provides free specialized services to families in New Jersey caring for a child with cancer. He has a long-term commitment to the Homeless Health Initiatives, a volunteer program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Markel is also a supporter of the LADACIN Network, Brothers for Life and the Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County NJ, among others.

Joann Passantino, the executive director of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation who nominated Markel for the AFP Award, said, “Joel is the nicest person I have ever met. Despite his many amazing accomplishments, he always remembers what it was like to be a family in need of help. His kindness and generosity are a real gift to ECF and to everyone who is lucky enough to know him. Nobody deserves this honor more than Joel. “

Since 1987, PHHC has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health services from child to elderly care in 16 locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Joel Markel prides himself on the fact that his agency “provides the highest levels of nursing and medical care while providing advice on the emotional problems families may face”.

APF-NJ funds raised through sponsorship, ticket sales, and ad sales will help the chapter continue its mission of training fundraisers and promoting an exceptional culture of philanthropy in New Jersey.

For event tickets, sponsorship, and promotional journal opportunities, please contact Lori Richmond, Association Manager for AFP-NJ at 732-279-4258 or [email protected] For more information on Preferred, contact Lisa Gallicchio, Director of Community Relations at [email protected] or visit for more information.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, NJ, has been providing a wide range of medical and non-medical home health services from pediatrics to geriatric care in since 1987 New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accreditation organization for home health care. Preferred works with doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and institutions to ensure a smooth transition into your own home.

PHHC, recognized as a Great Place to Work® 2021, offers industry-leading wage rates, weekly wages, flexible hours, benefits and paid time off. PHHC has 16 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and offices in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred on for more information.

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