NEW Focus Area: Community Health & Well-Being

NEW Focus Area: Community Health & Well-Being

Grants, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Community Health & Well-Being Focus Area aims to increase 2021 Impact100 SJ grant applicant pool. It’s hard to dispute that this year’s events have been ground shaking.   Leading the way were COVID-19 and the cries for racial justice that moved so many to act, including the members of Impact100 South Jersey.  Members reached out looking for ways we could collectively make a meaningful difference in an increasingly complicated world. Every year after the Annual Meeting, the Impact100 South Jersey Leadership Council evaluates our entire program including the Grant process. That seemed like the perfect place to start to generate change.  With input from some of our members, many of whom are senior non-profit leaders, and from some of our grantees, we evaluated and reassessed our grant eligibility and guidelines for the coming…
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Member Spotlight:  Jackie Egan Cometz

Member Spotlight: Jackie Egan Cometz

Member Profiles, SJ WOMEN GIVE
An Impact100 SJ member since 2018, Jackie Egan Cometz joined when her friend Emily Orel invited her.  Jackie and her husband own General Floor Inc., and as business owners they have always felt committed to giving back to their community. The company supports many community organizations and Jackie has been personally involved in supporting civic groups, local sports teams, school groups, and nonprofits in her 30 plus years as a South Jersey resident. Jackie came to South Jersey from her home state of Connecticut after meeting her husband in college and marrying the South Jersey native.  They raised 3 daughters in Mt. Laurel while building their flooring business.  Along the way, Jackie joined the Alice Paul Chapter of NOW, became involved with the Alice Paul Institute, in PTO, Girl Scouts, and various sports…
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Member Spotlight: Mary Lynne Reynolds

Member Spotlight: Mary Lynne Reynolds

Member Profiles
When Mary Lynne Reynolds heard about Impact100 South Jersey from her long-time friends Nancy Weber and Kyle Ruffin, she knew she wanted to join. While attending Simmons University, a women’s college, Mary Lynne learned to appreciate the limitless energy and possibilities of female collaboration. “I was naturally drawn to Impact100 SJ as it offered the prospect of being part of a diversified group of women coming together to share their time, talents and resources to address critical needs in our community.”  Mary Lynne has a long history of community service, from spearheading fundraising events as a teenager, to working on the Ivory Coast in West Africa as a member of the Peace Corps, and going on to have a successful career in the non-profit world of serving those in need. “Throughout my life,…
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Member Spotlight:  Pam Brant

Member Spotlight: Pam Brant

Member Profiles, SJ WOMEN GIVE
For Pam Brant, it’s not only the grant funding, it’s the opportunity to think strategically that provides impact. As President of the arts nonprofit Symphony in C, Pam’s passion is mentoring small and emerging arts organizations.  Impact100 SJ aligned perfectly with her personal goals, so when Kyle Ruffin asked her to join in year one, she enthusiastically said yes and has been a member since!   “Not only are small and emerging arts organizations looking for the type of financial resources a grant from Impact100 SJ provides, but the core mission grant application itself offers a perfect opportunity for organizations to work very strategically with their staff and board to plan the next logical step toward their organization’s sustainability. Small nonprofits feel they need to apply for every grant that comes their…
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Virtual Why We Give Event Takes Place Oct. 23 10-noon

Virtual Why We Give Event Takes Place Oct. 23 10-noon

Events, SJ WOMEN GIVE
REGISTER On October 23rd from 10am to Noon, local women will gather virtually for “Why We Give: A Celebration of South Jersey Women Who Give Back,” an event that explores what makes female philanthropy unique and introduces diverse groups of women to others that are actively addressing needs in our region. Originally scheduled for March 20th, the event was postponed and moved online because of the pandemic. It’s the first symposium that is bringing together area women’s organizations that have philanthropy and volunteerism at the heart of their mission. Panelists include representatives from Alpha Kappa Alpha, Theta Pi Omega Chapter, Continental Societies, Inc. SJ Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. South Jersey Alumnae Chapter, Hindu American Foundation, Impact 100 South Jersey, Moms Demand Action, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family & Children…
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Member Spotlight: Pat Jones

Member Spotlight: Pat Jones

SJ WOMEN GIVE
As a 45 year public servant, Patricia Jones has been witness to the power of collective community action in South Jersey many times. Often, these initiatives are driven by women volunteers taking the lead to create change in their communities.  Pat sees Impact100 South Jersey as a wonderful extension of community action with women having financial power too.  After a long history of being on the sidelines of financial decision-making, Pat is excited to see women getting “their financial legs under them” and directing resources to impactful organizations. Through collective giving, their actions are now backed by the power of money! Pat has been a South Jersey resident for 50 years, working and serving, with pleasure and gratitude, in local and statewide public offices. Most recently, she was an Assemblywoman for the 5th…
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Introducing New Monthly Installment Contributions

Introducing New Monthly Installment Contributions

Membership, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Starting immediately, members who make their membership contribution online using a credit or debit card can take advantage of our new monthly installment plan. Choose your payments to be automatically deducted over 2, 3 or 4 months.   We are thrilled to offer this new payment option for those who have requested it.  Just start by filling out the 2021 online membership form and once you hit "submit," you will be given the option to choose one-time payment or monthly installment payments. You can choose your start date for the following options:  4 monthly payments of $287.50  3 monthly payments of $383.33  2 monthly payments of $575.00 The membership contribution of $1,150 must be paid in full by December 15, 2020 to be considered a member for the 2021 grant year.  NOTE: Partial payments…
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Member Spotlight:  Toni Farmer

Member Spotlight: Toni Farmer

Member Profiles, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Toni Farmer joined Impact100 in our second year after having coffee with a founding member who introduced her to the power of women’s collective giving. As the Director of Development and Marketing at Urban Promise in Camden, she had written grants to Impact100 Philly. But it wasn’t until she learned about and joined the South Jersey chapter that she realized the importance of camaraderie among fellow members. “There’s a lot of excitement in meeting other women doing good things together. Doing good is contagious.  It’s thrilling.”  She helped us grow our 2020 membership by sharing the thrill of women’s collective giving with her book club. We're grateful that Toni enjoyed the experience enough to bring Impact100 South Jersey to the attention of other local women who want to be part of the meaningful philanthropic…
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How Our 1st Grant Is Changing Lives In Camden

How Our 1st Grant Is Changing Lives In Camden

Grants, SJ WOMEN GIVE
In the spring of 2018, Hopeworks relocated from a cramped row house to an office-like setting in Camden. Our $74,000 grant — the collective contributions of our Charter Members — allowed them to use this space to set up new and much-needed program offerings in academic skills and technology training. This allowed Hopeworks to offer the youth they serve increased opportunities for permanent employment at higher wages.This investment of funds from Impact100 South Jersey has paid off handsomely according to Dan Rhoton, Executive Director. "We have dramatically expanded our services and effectiveness...today, when a young person walks into Hopeworks, they make less than $900 annually. When they walk out, they are making on average over $35,000 a year." Hopeworks Volunteer Wishlist There are still plenty of ways to help Hopeworks…
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5 Reasons To Sponsor A 2021 Member

5 Reasons To Sponsor A 2021 Member

SJ WOMEN GIVE
Emma's Story https://www.facebook.com/Impact100SJ/videos/291308442233167/ 5 Reasons to Sponsor A 2021 Impact100 South Jersey Member Provides a hands-on lesson about meaningful philanthropy for the next generation.It’s an empowering growth opportunity for an up-and-coming female leader.Women’s Collective Giving offers engaging networking opportunities.It can help your company meet its corporate social responsibility goals.You LOVE South Jersey and want to be part  of making a transformative difference. Several Impact100 South Jersey members are sponsored by their employers or family members. Alloy Silverstein sponsors 5 members, two of whom are part of the Leadership Council — the body that drives our activities. It has proven to be an excellent networking tool for these members. It has also increased their awareness of and strengthened their bond to our region's incredible nonprofit community.Charter member Cynthia Quinton sponsors…
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