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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,…

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…