International

Leo Motiuk to Speak on UN Panel March 10th

March 4, 2014 Our friend Leo Motiuk, a committee member and champion of the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, will speak on a panel, “From Higher Education to Women’s Leadership.”  The event, which…

A Life-Saving Journey

November 27, 2013 The Star-Ledger recently covered the story of a young Afghan boy, Muslam Hagigshah, who, thanks to the generosity of a New Jersey soldier and an Egyptian doctor, received a life-saving medical operation and now heads back to…

School Lunch Half a World Away

June 6, 2013 One of our signature campaigns here at the Community Foundation of New Jersey is to promote greater access to school breakfast throughout the state.  In our School Breakfast Update, we made the case that: Feeding kids first…

Education for Afghan Girls

In 2008, several local leaders became aware of the need to assist young Afghan women who have been denied an education in their own country with receiving a college education in the United States. These leaders came to CFNJ to…

Education Makes a “Fearless Woman”

April 25, 2012 In 2008, when two local businessmen created the “Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund” (AGFAF) at the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ), they thought they might change the life of the first young woman selected to attend…