Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the “WHY WE GIVE” Planning Committee has decided to POSTPONE the event scheduled for Friday, March 20th at Rowan College at Burlington County. The decision to postpone was not taken lightly.  We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience this postponement may cause. However, this decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our attendees, our speakers, and the South Jersey community.  

The WHY WE GIVE Planning Committee is working to secure a new date. We hope to be able to share new details within the next two to three weeks after we confer with key event participants about their schedules. 

On behalf of our hard-working Planning Committee, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through our plans to reschedule WHY WE GIVE.
 
 


South Jersey women give a lot, in ways that are as boundless as they are visionary. On the morning of March 20, women will gather for Why We Give, an event that explores what makes female philanthropy unique. It’s the first symposium of South Jersey women’s organizations that have philanthropy and volunteerism as part of their mission. Representatives from a wide range of collective giving groups, family foundations, social groups, sororities, and nonprofits are participating.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Debra Mesch of the Lilly School of Philanthropy & Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University, will discuss the powerful impact of women’s movements and ways women’s giving differs from men’s. Two panels, Why We Give and How We Give, will showcase a diverse mix of local women’s giving initiatives and foundations while providing insights into how and why investing time, talent and treasure can strengthen communities. Jennifer Lewis-Hall, WPHL17 community relations manager and anchor of “In Focus” will moderate the panel.

“There are many communities of women quietly making a difference in South Jersey. Unfortunately, they don’t know that each other exist,” says Kyle Ruffin, chair of Why We Give. “We hope to introduce them and open the door for potential collaboration and greater impact.”


Experts at the table

Keynote speaker Dr. Debra J. Mesch is an expert on the role of gender in philanthropy. She holds the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy at Indiana University and studies the factors that shape gender-based giving patterns such as age, religion, income, marital status and more. 

Panelists include representatives from Alpha Kappa Alpha, Theta Pi Omega Chapter, Continental Societies, Inc. SJ Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. South Jersey Alumnae Chapter, Hindu American Foundation, Impact 100 South Jersey, Moms Demand Action, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family & Children Services of SNJ, Pascale Sykes Foundation, and Thrive Public Affairs. Closing remarks will be given by June Grushka-Rosen, M.Ed., founder and CEO of ExtraordinarYou and The Extraordinary Women’s League.


Event details

Why We Give will take place March 20 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at Rowan College of Burlington County (900 College Circle, Mt. Laurel). Admission is $20. More information is available at buff.ly/2RyR3P4.

This Women’s History Month event is in partnership with diverse local groups that include Impact100 South Jersey, Moms Demand Action, the Jewish Community Foundation, India Temple Association, Continental Societies SJ Chapter, Jewish Family & Children Services and Community Foundation of South Jersey and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. South Jersey Alumnae Chapter.

The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of South Jersey, Weber Gallagher and Rowan College of Burlington County.









A grant from the Investors Bank Foundation for $1,000 will support Jaws Youth Playbook, the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, in its annual bike drive for at-risk youth and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park in Camden, NJ. Jaws Youth Playbook applied for the grant from the Investors Bank Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.

Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard, assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, presented the grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook. “Jaws Youth Playbook does so much for our local communities,” said Bongard. “Investors is proud to be able to partner in your efforts to improve the lives of at-risk children throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Investors recognizes the extreme importance of aiding in the health and wellness of the next generation and we hope this grant will provide more children with the opportunity to enjoy healthy exercise and play.”  

Upon accepting the grant check, Jaws Youth Playbook executive director Trish Cuadrado said, “Without Corporate Sponsors like Investors Bank, Jaws Youth Playbook is not able to build playgrounds and ball-fields in the Greater Philadelphia area. Investors Bank is giving thousands of at-risk youth the opportunity to have safe places to play.”

Cuadrado said the Jaws Youth Playbook’s annual bike drive is hoping to raise enough funds to purchase 300 bicycles for children in the Vineland, New Jersey area. On December 6, at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA in Vineland, more than 100 staff and volunteers will assemble the bikes and distribute them over the holidays.

One of the important programming pillars of the Jaws Youth Playbook is to provide access to play and physical play spaces for at-risk children. Part of the grant provided by the Investors Bank Foundation will assist Jaws Youth Playbook in building a new playground in Whitman Park in Camden, New Jersey.

Photo Caption: Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard (center), assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, recently presented a $1,000 grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook for its annual bike drive and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park, in Camden, New Jersey. Sara Richmond (left), events assistant for Jaws Youth Playbook and executive director Trish Cuadrado (right) accepted the check.


About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.

Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About Jaws Youth Playbook

Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP) is the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski. JYP works to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia region. JYP raises funds through several events throughout the year and awards funds to programs that are positively impacting youth health and wellness programs. In close partnership with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, JYP grants are issued to programs an
A grant from the Investors Bank Foundation for $1,000 will support Jaws Youth Playbook, the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, in its annual bike drive for at-risk youth and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park in Camden, NJ. Jaws Youth Playbook applied for the grant from the Investors Bank Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.

Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard, assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, presented the grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook. “Jaws Youth Playbook does so much for our local communities,” said Bongard. “Investors is proud to be able to partner in your efforts to improve the lives of at-risk children throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Investors recognizes the extreme importance of aiding in the health and wellness of the next generation and we hope this grant will provide more children with the opportunity to enjoy healthy exercise and play.”  

Upon accepting the grant check, Jaws Youth Playbook executive director Trish Cuadrado said, “Without Corporate Sponsors like Investors Bank, Jaws Youth Playbook is not able to build playgrounds and ball-fields in the Greater Philadelphia area. Investors Bank is giving thousands of at-risk youth the opportunity to have safe places to play.”

Cuadrado said the Jaws Youth Playbook’s annual bike drive is hoping to raise enough funds to purchase 300 bicycles for children in the Vineland, New Jersey area. On December 6, at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA in Vineland, more than 100 staff and volunteers will assemble the bikes and distribute them over the holidays.

One of the important programming pillars of the Jaws Youth Playbook is to provide access to play and physical play spaces for at-risk children. Part of the grant provided by the Investors Bank Foundation will assist Jaws Youth Playbook in building a new playground in Whitman Park in Camden, New Jersey.

Photo Caption: Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard (center), assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, recently presented a $1,000 grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook for its annual bike drive and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park, in Camden, New Jersey. Sara Richmond (left), events assistant for Jaws Youth Playbook and executive director Trish Cuadrado (right) accepted the check.


About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.

Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About Jaws Youth Playbook

Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP) is the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski. JYP works to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia region. JYP raises funds through several events throughout the year and awards funds to programs that are positively impacting youth health and wellness programs. In close partnership with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, JYP grants are issued to programs an
A grant from the Investors Bank Foundation for $1,000 will support Jaws Youth Playbook, the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, in its annual bike drive for at-risk youth and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park in Camden, NJ. Jaws Youth Playbook applied for the grant from the Investors Bank Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.

Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard, assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, presented the grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook. “Jaws Youth Playbook does so much for our local communities,” said Bongard. “Investors is proud to be able to partner in your efforts to improve the lives of at-risk children throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Investors recognizes the extreme importance of aiding in the health and wellness of the next generation and we hope this grant will provide more children with the opportunity to enjoy healthy exercise and play.”  

Upon accepting the grant check, Jaws Youth Playbook executive director Trish Cuadrado said, “Without Corporate Sponsors like Investors Bank, Jaws Youth Playbook is not able to build playgrounds and ball-fields in the Greater Philadelphia area. Investors Bank is giving thousands of at-risk youth the opportunity to have safe places to play.”

Cuadrado said the Jaws Youth Playbook’s annual bike drive is hoping to raise enough funds to purchase 300 bicycles for children in the Vineland, New Jersey area. On December 6, at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA in Vineland, more than 100 staff and volunteers will assemble the bikes and distribute them over the holidays.

One of the important programming pillars of the Jaws Youth Playbook is to provide access to play and physical play spaces for at-risk children. Part of the grant provided by the Investors Bank Foundation will assist Jaws Youth Playbook in building a new playground in Whitman Park in Camden, New Jersey.

Photo Caption: Investors Bank’s Courtney Bongard (center), assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager, recently presented a $1,000 grant check to Jaws Youth Playbook for its annual bike drive and the construction of a playground in Whitman Park, in Camden, New Jersey. Sara Richmond (left), events assistant for Jaws Youth Playbook and executive director Trish Cuadrado (right) accepted the check.


About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.

Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About Jaws Youth Playbook

Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP) is the foundation of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and NFL analyst Ron Jaworski. JYP works to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia region. JYP raises funds through several events throughout the year and awards funds to programs that are positively impacting youth health and wellness programs. In close partnership with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, JYP grants are issued to programs an