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$193,500 In Grants Awarded To SJ Nonprofits During Virtual Annual Meeting

$193,500 In Grants Awarded To SJ Nonprofits During Virtual Annual Meeting

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Impact100 South Jersey awarded $193,500 in grants to 4 South Jersey non-profits at the group’s Annual Meeting held virtually on June 10th at 6PM. A $100,000 core mission grant was awarded to LUCY Outreach in Camden to fund the expansion of Trauma-Informed Care Services and the integration of those principles and practices into their organizational culture.  LUCY Outreach provides multilingual, culturally sensitive services to low-income teens and young adults and their families.   Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel and Family Promise of Southwestern NJ in Glassboro each received general operating grants for $43,000.  Alice Paul applied for a grant to create a Girls Empowerment Project using YouTube to reach girls ages 10 to 17 with content focused on Alice Paul’s story and philosophies from both an historic and contemporary perspective.  Family Promise seeks to…
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Member Spotlight:  Toni Farmer

Member Spotlight: Toni Farmer

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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

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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

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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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Member Spotlight:  Patti Withington

Member Spotlight: Patti Withington

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With her background in non-profit management, Patti Withington has a soft spot for organizations that do good work in the world. It’s exactly why she became a founding member of Impact100 South Jersey and served on the leadership council for two years. It’s also why she is ecstatic to see the organization grow from an initial eight founding members to 14 on the leadership council and a membership of 186. Bringing in more powerful minds and the innovation that comes with diverse viewpoints is exciting for everyone she says.  So too is the growth of our capacity to give, especially at a time when nonprofit organizations need it more than ever. “COVID-19 has hurt all New Jersey nonprofits in different ways,” she explains. “In South Jersey, it’s always been challenging…
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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 Silverstein 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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Member Spotlight:  Emma Kimenhour

Member Spotlight: Emma Kimenhour

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Emma Kimenhour has been a proud member of Impact100 SJ for more than a year. Born and raised in South Jersey, Emma is grateful for the opportunities her involvement with this unique philanthropic group has afforded her.   “Philanthropy is the heart of Impact100 SJ,” Emma explains. “There is something empowering about connecting with a group of such dynamic, creative women – all with the common goals of transforming communities and fostering change. These goals align perfectly with the work we are doing every day at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.” As Director of Philanthropic Gifts at Camden-based Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV), Emma knows firsthand how one gift or donation, no matter the size, can profoundly impact a person’s life. “Being part of an organization whose mission is to…
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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

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Register For Our 2020 Annual Meeting The Show Must Go On-Line...  Join Impact100 South Jersey for Our 2020 ZOOM Annual Meeting On June 10th at 6 PM, we invite you to pour a glass of your favorite beverage, settle in front of your preferred digital viewing device and watch along with some of South Jersey's most generous and engaged women as we unveil which organization our members voted to award a $100,000 transformative, core mission grant. The night that we've been waiting for is here — with a few tweaks, but no less exciting.  In addition to the $100k grant, two organizations will be awarded $43,000 general operating grants — which are needed now more than ever.   Our 2020 Nonprofit Finalists Continuing the legacy of suffragist Alice Paul's work for gender…
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