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Member Spotlight: Jamilah Talton

Member Spotlight: Jamilah Talton

Member Profiles, Membership, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Before having children and a demanding career, Jamilah Talton found plenty of time to use her skills in marketing and communications volunteering with both national and local nonprofits.  A few of the organizations she contributed her time and skills to were Darfur Alert (Philadelphia Chapter), Manna, and the Salvation Army. But having 2 children and working long hours as a cyber security professional, her time has been at a premium for the last decade or so. Impact100 SJ offered Jamilah an opportunity to revive her passion for giving back and to contribute both financially and with her time in a way that fits in her current life.   Jamilah was introduced to Impact100 SJ by her friend and member Lauren Regina.  Lauren invited her to attend a networking event at the Chop House…
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Member Spotlight:  Lucy Beard

Member Spotlight: Lucy Beard

Member Profiles, Membership, SJ WOMEN GIVE
If anyone knows about the awesome power of a committed group of women, it’s Lucy Beard.  Having served as the Executive Director of the Alice Paul Institute (API) for 9 years and being involved in the women’s organization in various capacities for more than 2 decades, and having earned a Masters Degree in American History with an emphasis on women’s history, Lucy has seen time and again that women have always been drivers of change - they just didn’t own it and didn’t get the credit deserved.  So after learning about the Impact100 model in Philadelphia, she and her longtime friend and colleague Kim Moon sought to start a South Jersey collective.  Little did they know at that time, an Impact100 SJ was already in the works at the Community Foundation of South…
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Share Your Love Of Impact100 South Jersey

Share Your Love Of Impact100 South Jersey

Membership, SJ WOMEN GIVE
We want to go viral!  Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn?  You can help by showing your friends, family and colleagues how proud you are to be part of Impact100 South Jersey.   Here's how:  Print an Impact100 South Jersey flyer. Shoot a photo of yourself holding our flyer.Post it on your favorite social media platform(s).IMPORTANT:  Include "@impact100sj" in your message so we can see & share it! Click here to download a PDF of our PROUD MEMBER FLYER.
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Theresa DiVietro

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Theresa DiVietro

Member Profiles, SJ WOMEN GIVE
In 2015, the seed was planted for what would ultimately become Impact 100 South Jersey.  As a founding member of Impact, Theresa and the other founding members watered the seed, and their labor, along with those who came along side of them, produced a new source of funding for the good work being done in the South Jersey community.  The basis of a women’s giving circle was supported by the Community Foundation of South Jersey.  The goal was to establish a fund within CFSJ that would support not for profits that do great work throughout South Jersey.  After many meetings and conversations, Impact was born. Theresa hosted the first-ever informational launch event at her home in September 2017. “Needless to say, I was overly impressed that $74,000 was raised for the initial grant…
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:  Lisa Paparone

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Lisa Paparone

Member Profiles, Membership
Lisa Paparone joined Impact100 South Jersey the year the group was formed.  I was drawn to the idea of pooling money from various donors so one large donation could be made. "The word 'impact' is so perfect because that’s exactly what this organization does — it creates a way for donors to make a real impact with their donation," said Lisa. As an accountant, Lisa has helped guide the organization as a member of the Financial Review Committee.  Also, with her background, Lisa added, “After having seen how Impact100 works and how the recipient organizations have benefited, I’m even more attracted to the idea of collective giving.” Lisa has her own business which keeps her quite busy during tax season.   Having “survived” the last two tax seasons, which were substantially more challenging than…
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2019 Grantee Gratitude

2019 Grantee Gratitude

Grants, SJ WOMEN GIVE
From our 2019 Core Mission Grantee Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties... Our Littles, Bigs, professional program staff, Board, and families are grateful for our $100,000 grant for our pilot Mentor2.0 program. It truly has been a game-changing shift of the paradigm. Not only did Impact100’s grant enable us to launch a pilot program to partner with a local high school to match a group of students with college-educated mentors and career professionals, and it also prepared us for a virtual and hybrid world the pandemic propelled us into.Mentor2.0 combines in-classroom curriculum, virtual communications on a proprietary platform and monthly in-person activities for the Big and Little. For our agency, this grant has allowed us to think innovatively as we work to serve more youth. For our community, this…
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2021 Grantee Gratitude

2021 Grantee Gratitude

Grants, SJ WOMEN GIVE
From our 2021 general operating grantee NJ Agricultural Society regarding the Farmers Against Hunger grant... On behalf of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the very generous award of $50,000 to support the implementation of the Farmers Against Hunger Grow for Good program at the Laurel Run Land Stewardship Center in Delran, Burlington County, New Jersey.  With your support of the Grow for Good program, we will be able to begin expanding our food donation and outreach to those local populations that are most vulnerable and most in need, i.e., the elderly, disabled, veterans, homeless, unemployed, underemployed, or economically disadvantaged due to other circumstances. Additionally, we will be able to begin to plan for expanded outreach to schools, youth-serving organizations, and young farmers…
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Barbara Wallace

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Barbara Wallace

Member Profiles, Membership, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Barbara Wallace has an impressive list of civic roles and activities advocating for women and children that is decades in the making. She is a former mayor of Washington Township (2011-2016), Washington Township School Board President, Gloucester County College Board member (now Rowan College Gloucester County) and has worked for New Jersey United States Senators Lautenberg and Corzine as well as in the Corzine Administration during his term as Governor. Barbara is well acquainted with the issues concerning the state of New Jersey — especially South Jersey. When she heard about the idea to start a chapter of Impact100 in South Jersey, she was excited. Barbara shared, “I found out about Impact100 from my friend Theresa DiVietro. I have the utmost respect and love for Theresa. She had a gathering at…
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Heartfelt Thank You from A 2021 Impact100 Grantee

Heartfelt Thank You from A 2021 Impact100 Grantee

Grants, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Our Impact Goes Way Beyond Awarding Grants The message below was sent to Impact100 South Jersey Grant Chair Kim Moon the day after our Annual Meeting. It was from Mike O'Malley, Executive Director of Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge — one of our 2021 $50,000 general operating grant recipients.  Hi Kim, Thank you for reaching out. We are absolutely celebrating! Receiving any grant is fantastic, but it really means so much more to us knowing that this support is coming from 200 amazing local women. It is really an honor for us to have the confidence and support from all of you. We will most definitely be considering a 2022 proposal. We now feel like a part of the SJ Impact100 family and plan to stay involved. I called [Family Promise CEO] Rosemarie this morning…
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Janet Garraty

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Janet Garraty

Member Profiles, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Meet Janet Garraty, Director of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, and new member of Impact100 South Jersey this year. Janet first heard about Impact100 from Kyle Ruffin, whom she’s known for several years. And she knew she wanted to become a member even before she attended a virtual member cultivation information session last fall.  What intrigued Janet the most about Impact100? “I enjoy collaborating with women of high leadership quality who know how to make a difference in our world, whether through volunteering or working. And networking with other members is important to my role as Chamber Director, enhancing our ability to positively influence the economic, civic and cultural wellbeing of our community.” Since graduating from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) with a bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice, Janet has enjoyed…
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