“If you don’t find inspiration from these kids and their families, you’ll never find inspiration. They’re some of the strongest people and they always fine happiness in everything,” said Mike Rosiak, co-founder of the New Jersey Pediatric Patients Charitable Trust fund.
In addition to being the co-founder in the Trust Fund, Rosiak also is the regional vice president and COO for two sister pediatric organizations based in southern New Jersey, Voorhees Pediatric Facility and Weisman Children’s. “I was fortunate to be able to find a job that lets me put my skills to the test but at the same time do something that I’m really passionate about and I love.”
If the number of employees says anything about the amount of good these facilities are doing, the number of children who receive care says even more.
“Between our outpatient, hospital, long-term care and medical day care services, we probably care for about 3,500-4,000 kids a year, “said Rosiak.
It is this passion for pediatric healthcare that lead to Rosiak’s wanting to in give back to the community, and the creation of the Trust Fund over twenty years ago. To date, the fund has helped raise $3 million in charity for special needs and medically fragile children.
“It’s officially called the New Jersey Pediatric Patient’s Charitable Trust Fund, which is a lot to remember. We refer to it as the SJ Kids Trust ” he said.
As per the charity’s website, the New Jersey Pediatric Patients Charitable Trust Fund helps fund “the acquisition of recreational, educational, and/or adaptive equipment” for kids in need.
“Every year we do bowling and golf fundraisers, and that’s where networking comes in and plays a big role, being a community-based service, networking is a big part of what we do,” Rosiak said.
Rosiak said being one of JerseyMan’s Chairman’s club members has been an invaluable resource for both networking for his charity and his business.
“JerseyMan put me in contact with some great people, some of whom share the same interest of just helping. And that’s what I’ve really gotten out of JerseyMan,” he said.
Rosiak said that his colleagues in pediatrics and his fellow chairman’s club members have similar admirable qualities to one another.
“Loyalty, dedication, and hard work”
“I find everyone involved to be like minded in doing our best in the work that we do and doing our best to give back and help the community be a better place.”