ohn Molinelli is Ensuring Kids Receive the Support That Didn’t Exist for His Family

John Molinelli is Ensuring Kids Receive the Support That Didn’t Exist for His Family

Melissa Parrish Press

When John Molinelli, Wealth Advisor of Sheehy & Molinelli, heard about Good Grief’s programs in Princeton, it hit home. Mr. Molinelli lost his father when he was just 18-years-old. “My father’s death was sudden; it was a shock. There was nothing available to help my two brothers, my mom, or me. When you’re not talking to somebody who has some experience dealing with this kind of a loss, it’s tough to really relate.” reflected Mr. Molinelli.

Good Grief’s mission is to provide unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a mother, father, sister, or brother through peer support programs, education, and advocacy. “When I saw the beautiful space on a tour of Good Grief’s Princeton center, I was really inspired and wanted to get involved.” said Mr. Molinelli. He now sits on the Golf Committee for Good Grief’s annual Golf Fore the Kids event at TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton. This year’s golf outing will take place on Monday, May 7. “I think Golf Fore the Kids is a great opportunity for the local community and businesses to get involved. Good Grief is a great organization, and with the community’s support, we can make sure no child will feel the isolation that my brothers and I felt when our dad died.”

Good Grief’s Golf Fore the Kids outing begins with registration at 10:00 a.m. Shotgun start is at 12:00 p.m. with an on-course box lunch. Following the 18 holes of golf, there will be a cocktails and dinner in the picturesque circular-shaped Travertine Room, which overlooks the 18th fairway and offers panoramic views of the estate. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the day and there will be on course contests including “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive.”  Mulligans will be sold prior to the shotgun start! During dinner there will be a short program emceed by Good Grief participants, as well as a silent auction.  The cost is $450 per golfer for this year’s event. There is a dinner only option of $75 per person, which will also include the opportunity to take part in the silent auction and win raffle prizes. Dinner is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:00 pm.

To R.S.V.P., become a sponsor, or volunteer the day of the event you can register online tinyurl.com/GgGolf18, contact Katie Comerford, 609-498-6674 ext. 8002, or email [email protected]. *Please note, your spot in the outing will be confirmed once payment is secured.


Good Grief is respected as a national leader in delivering grief services to children and their families. It is the leading provider of these services in New Jersey, serving over 1,000 children since its founding in 2004. Good Grief is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide unlimited free support to children, teens and families after the death of a parent or sibling. Servicing more than 150 communities, Good Grief operates programs in Morristown and Princeton. For more information www.good-grief.org.

For more information, contact:

Joseph Primo, CEO
908-522-1999 x 8011

Courtney Hodock, Director of Development
609-498-6674 x 8010