Member Spotlight:  Kelly Raso

Member Spotlight: Kelly Raso

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You can hear the pride in her voice when Kelly Raso talks about her employer Alloy Silvestein and its commitment to the community. The South Jersey accounting firm is a great supporter of Impact100 South Jersey, sponsoring membership for five employees: Kim Sheehan, Angela Venti, Anne D’Amico, Julie Strohlein and Kelly. Alloy Silverstein also sponsored last year’s Big Reveal Celebration. A second-year member of Impact100 SJ, Kelly is also proud of Alloy Silverstein’s response to COVID-19, educating clients with a steady stream of news and advice on everything from PPP loans to unemployment.  “There are many unknowns for my agricultural clients as they begin their season. Will they be able to get workers to pick the crops? What happens if someone gets infected? How will we maintain social distancing? For clients…
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Member Spotlight: Elena Piperno

Member Spotlight: Elena Piperno

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Elena Piperno attended an information session at the Ronald McDonald House in October 2019. But even before then, she knew she was interested in joining Impact100 South Jersey. After reading about us on social media and recognizing some faces, she was intrigued by the idea of women contributing equally to generate high impact grants to local non-profit organizations.  It was no surprise Elena immediately joined our ranks effective this year.   Elena was raised with a family culture of philanthropic generosity.  Her dad, Pepe Piperno, spent his early years in Camden and has a long history of community support.  At the early age of six, Elena became involved in the family tradition of delivering Christmas baskets to Camden families through Sacred Heart Church. This early experience instilled in her the importance of giving back and community…
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Member Spotlight: Dawn Hunter

Member Spotlight: Dawn Hunter

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Dawn Hunter was introduced to Impact100 SJ in 2019 as part of the team that applied for the $100,000 grant awarded to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties. Her meeting with grant review committee members left a first great impression.  A few weeks later, she was introduced to leadership council member Angela Venti at a meeting of the Vineland Chamber of Commerce where Dawn is Executive Director. “I was feeling so grateful that Big Brothers Big Sisters was the grant recipient and then I met Angela. It just seemed like more than a coincidence, so I decided to join and give back.”  The $100,000 grant supports Big Brothers Big Sisters’ new program, Mentor 2.0, which pairs ‘Bigs’ with high school students so they can receive guidance about…
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