New Jersey resident Harvey Bell is a long-time affiliate of several tri-state area organizations. Harvey Bell maintains an ongoing membership with the Friar’s Club, a legendary private comedy club that boasts a star-studded membership list, including comedians Jimmy Fallon and Jerry Seinfield.
The club hosts several high-profile philanthropic events through its Sunshine Committee. The committee has been dedicated to improving the lives of the elderly, the hospital-bound, and the young for more than fifty years. The Sunshine Committee is currently overseen by talk radio host, Larry King.
During the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons, the Sunshine Committee organizes a film festival to bring joy to hundreds of disadvantaged children and families across New York City. The event takes place at the historic Village East Theatre, located in Manhattan. Families are invited to an exclusive screening of a newly-released movie. Following the film, every child receives a gift bag from Friar’s Club members dressed as Santa Claus.