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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…

Consider a gift to the Scholarship Opportunity Fund

March 26, 2018 Less than ten percent of Newark residents have a bachelor’s degree. Roughly a third have a high school diploma or equivalent. Of course, these low levels of formal education don’t mean Newark’s residents are any less creative,…