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WHY WE GIVE Event Postponed

WHY WE GIVE Event Postponed

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Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the “WHY WE GIVE” Planning Committee has decided to POSTPONE the event scheduled for Friday, March 20th at Rowan College at Burlington County. The decision to postpone was not taken lightly.  We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience this postponement may cause. However, this decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our attendees, our speakers and the South Jersey community.  The WHY WE GIVE Planning Committee is working to secure a new date. We hope to be able to share new details within the next two to three weeks after we confer with key event participants about their schedules. On behalf of our hard-working Planning Committee, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work…
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Member Spotlight:  Caitlin Miller

Member Spotlight: Caitlin Miller

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Caitlin Miller is the youngest 2020 Impact100 South Jersey member.  She is a fleet management professional at ARI with a passion for giving back. She has been working for Holman Enterprises since 2011 and represented the company as a Loaned Executive with the United Way in 2018.  She was attracted to Impact100 by the fact that all the women give collectively and make the decision about who receives funding. After attending an information session and her first event, she knows it is really is the perfect fit. Caitlin shares her time, talent and treasure with a number or organizations.  She is:  A Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region A member of the Board of Trustees for South Jersey Young Professionals AssociationAn Executive Committee Member for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society A…
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Impact100 South Jersey to Award $186,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Impact100 South Jersey to Award $186,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

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Photo credit: Andrew Graham Todes Photography Impact100 South Jersey announced that it will award $186,000 in grants to local nonprofits as a result of it’s fall 2019 collective giving membership drive. Members gathered at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Jan 8th for the Big Reveal and celebration.  The event was held to share the number of members who joined and the total raised for grantmaking in 2020.  This brings the total funds raised collectively by Impact100 South Jersey members to  $415,000 since 2017. “The goal in our third year was to increase the number of members women over last year when 155 women each contributed $1,000,” said Membership Co-Chair Angela Venti.  “South Jersey women have embraced collective giving and each year, more come together to generate transformative grants for organizations serving our…
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Member Spotlight:  Kyle Ruffin

Member Spotlight: Kyle Ruffin

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So many members have heard how Kyle feels about Impact100. As one of the founders and info session presenters, Kyle shares her feelings about the initiative she helped give birth to and the pride and joy it brings. In her words, Kyle tells us how Impact100 is about living out her purpose. "I come from a long line of people who put others first. My parents and extended family, by example, taught me that a life well-lived is one that makes others smile, suffer less or supports them as they work to achieve their goals. It was a lesson that, until recently, I'm not sure I even realized was being beamed into my head. Through reflective hindsight, I now see that I've always found a way to insert service to…
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Grantee News

Grantee News

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Here's how Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hopeworks have been able to meet more needs and support more people with the collective funds we awarded each organization. Our 2019 grantee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties, continues to recruit Big Brothers and Big Sisters for the first year of their Mentor2.0 program. It is rolling out with 46 students who attend Vineland High School. The students have a Mentor 2.0 class every Thursday co-taught by a BBBS Mentor 2.0 Program Manager and a Vineland High School teacher. In November, the students started to be matched with their Bigs. Says BBBSCS CEO Donna Bennett, "We have received great support from the school district during this process and everyone involved is excited about the Mentor2.0 program." Our 2018 inaugural grantee, Hopeworks, is…
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2020 Grant Eligibility Application Now Available

2020 Grant Eligibility Application Now Available

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The 1st step of the grant application process has begun. Our Grant Eligibility Application is now available here on our website. It is the first of several steps that nonprofit organizations applying for our grant must take. 2020 Grant Eligibility Application Deadline: January 3, 2020 Organizations eligible to apply for a grant from Impact100 South Jersey must: Be tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, independent of a financial sponsorBe headquartered in and serving residents of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland or Gloucester CountiesHave at least 3 full years (36 months) of audited financial statementsHave an annual operating budget above $300,000 and below $5,000,000Have a mission and/or programs or services that fit one of Impact100 South Jersey’s three Focus Areas:Arts and Culture: projects/organizations that strive to improve participation in…
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Book Donation & Reading Event

Book Donation & Reading Event

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Impact100 South Jersey Members and friends came together to network and support the Friends of the Cherry Hill Free Library. Thank you to Members Stefanie Levin Cohen and Wendy Frantz for sharing their personal writings. [ngg src="galleries" ids="3" display="basic_thumbnail" thumbnail_crop="0"]
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Member Spotlight:  Jen Laver

Member Spotlight: Jen Laver

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Jen is one of our Leadership Council Members as well as a Charter Member who was sponsored by her employer, the law firm Weber Gallagher. Here's why she believe Impact100 South Jersey is a good community for her. My entire life I’ve been inspired by my mother and grandmothers to give back. All three of these very special women made time to volunteer for organizations they felt passionate about, making certain to donate not only money but their time. I remember accompanying my mom as a child to wrap gifts to raise money for various charitable organizations. I joined Impact100 South Jersey the first year because I thought it was a wonderful idea to have so many amazing women join together to fund such an impactful grant. I feel it…
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Book Donation & Reading for New & Returning Members

Book Donation & Reading for New & Returning Members

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Join NEW and RETURNING Impact100 South Jersey Members For Our Book Drive and Book Reading Tuesday, November 19th6 - 8 PMCherry Hill Library, Multicultural Room1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill  SUPPORT literacy and education by donating a book to the Friends of the Library SIGN UP for your 2020 Impact100 Membership ENJOY original readings by members Stefanie Levine Cohen and Wendy Frantz MINGLE with new and returning Impact100 South Jersey members SAVOR delicious drinks and appetizers  This event is FREE.  We invite you to bring one new or gently-used book to donate to the Friends of the Library.  RSVP TODAY! Join or Renew Your Membership Pay online NOW  [CLICK HERE] Pay with a check in person at the Impact100 SJ Book Donation and Book Reading on Tuesday, November 19th.  [CLICK HERE] for a printable membership form. 
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Member Spotlight: Lauren Regina

Member Spotlight: Lauren Regina

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Lauren Regina, Impact100 SJ Membership Co-Chair and Leadership Council Member During June of 2018, I was scrolling through my Facebook page when one post, above anything else I’d read and seen that day, caught my attention. Pictured was a large group of women surrounding an oversized check held by representatives of Hopeworks, a local Camden charity. The check was in the amount $74,000! I studied the photo and reread the post several times and after a few seconds I said to myself, I’m going to join this group! Two months later, while attending a local community event, I was introduced to a polished and polite woman named Nancy. After talking awhile, and hitting it off, she asked me if I ever heard of Impact100. I answered “YES!” and that I…
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