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Olsen Scholar Demonstrates Relentless Compassion

April 13, 2018 Karen Therrien was not your typical high school student. “Her classmates [would] speak of her in awed, hushed tones – not from fear but from authentic respect and admiration,” her guidance counselor wrote in 2016. And it…

Impact 100 Garden State Announces $300,000 in Grants

April 9, 2018 Impact 100 Garden State, a six-year-old local women’s philanthropic organization, has announced that in November, 2018, it will award three $100,000 grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Morris, Somerset, Passaic and Sussex Counties. Nonprofit applicants…

The Impact of Impact

Below are remarks from Margarethe Laurenzi, the Community Foundation’s Director of Leadership Grantmaking & Engagement, at Bell Works’ International Women’s Day forum on March 8, 2018.   I’m delighted to be here with you on International Women’s Day to celebrate…

For Bouras Scholar, Service Comes First

February 21, 2018 For Melanie Tanis, there has always been one goal: to someday become a nurse. Well, sort of. As Melanie explained in her scholarship application to the Community Foundation of New Jersey, “a nurse is a person dedicated…

Partners for Health Foundation Seeking Nominations

February 12, 2018 As part of their 10-Year Anniversary celebration, our friends at the Partners for Health Foundation will recognize people and individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to health and well-being in their 15 service area communities. Up to…