Though Rosemarie Parker is a relatively new member, she has already realized the significant effect Impact100 South Jersey has on supporting area nonprofits in their ability to serve the community. Rosemarie began her relationship with Impact when she applied for an annual grant for the nonprofit Family Promise of Southwest New Jersey. The organization received a $43,000 grant from Impact100 South Jersey in 2020. “I got to know some of the women through the application process and was so impressed with their genuine passion for the work they are doing,” Rosemarie said.
Rosemarie served as a member of the Education Grant Review committee this past cycle. “I find it very rewarding knowing that I played a small part in the future of their programs,” she added. She was so impressed by the process; Rosemarie now wants to reach out to the nonprofit community and encourage others to apply.
Rosemarie hopes that her involvement with Impact100 South Jersey is part of her legacy. “I love the idea of women coming together — not only through collective giving — but working towards a common goal. I have enjoyed working with the amazing women of Impact100. I believe in the organization’s core mission and want to continue to support the work of local nonprofits,’ said Rosemarie.
Rosemarie has always loved volunteering and being able to help those in need. She began volunteering for Family Promise in 2008 then joined the Board of Trustees in 2015. Rosemarie served as Board Chair until she was hired as CEO in 2018. This position keeps Rosemarie quite busy but has not interfered with her love of volunteering. Rosemarie also serves on the Board of Trustees for a local food pantry, Your Place at the Table. And, when she does have some downtime, Rosemarie loves to travel, read and play tennis.