A commitment to JFCS is a commitment to your community.
Your support of JFCS allows us to continue serving those most in need here in our community through comprehensive social services and innovative programs. When you make a donation to our agency, you can be sure that the gift is directly benefiting our clients – 81₵ of every dollar goes towards program delivery.
SPECIAL GIVING INITIATIVES
This group began with a handful of women asking “How can we do more?” which became the foundation for a sustainable giving group to support JFCS.
This membership-based collaboration benefits JFCS programs addressing hunger year after year. In the inaugural year (2019-2020), 77 women agreed to serve as Founding Members of the Women’s Alliance, with many more contributing to the fund, to raise more than $80,000 to help the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry remain stocked during its first year on the road.
Why focus on Hunger?
In Mercer County, almost 40,000 men, women and children lack consistent access to enough food to lead healthy, active lives. Often, they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The Women’s Alliance commits to supporting JFCS efforts in combating food insecurity here in our community, year after year, by funding programs focused on improving access to nutritious food.
Women’s Alliance members who give at the annual level are recognized on our website, in our Annual Report and are invited to attend the annual Member Event.
In October 2019, the JFCS Women’s Alliance held their Inaugural Member Event, a luncheon at Eno Terra (Kingston, NJ) with featured speaker Dana Cowin. Dana Cowin, is best known for her two decades as the Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine and now the podcast “Speaking Broadly,” interviewing extraordinary women in the food industry. Dana shared her experiences and relationship with food and how it impacted her career path and philanthropic pursuits with Board of the Food Education Fund, the Food Council of City Harvest, and Hot Bread Kitchen.
2019 Event Committee
Co-Chairs: Paula Heller, Carol Lerner, Robin Persky & Sheryl Punia
Beth Frieder | Jill Jaclin | Carol Golden | Florence Kahn | Ginny Mason | Gail Ruderman | Betsy Silverman | Lisa Smukler | Helane Staller | Amy Vogel
To learn more about joining the Women’s Alliance and sustaining membership opportunities,contact Helaine Isaacs at HelaineI@jfcsonline.org / 609-987-8100 ext 104.
Abrams Foundation/Nati Kushner
Bold Names indicate Founding Members
Bold Names with (*) indicate Sustaining Founding Members