About Us

We are women of different generations and backgrounds but with a common commitment to New Jersey.  We seek to make a difference in our communities by uniting women’s ideas and women’s actions into transformational, high-impact giving.  Collectively, we are committed to giving at least one grant of $100,000 annually. We believe that the power of one woman multiplied by many equals an impact that can change lives.

In 2013, our first year, we were 135 women strong and we gave one transformational grant of $135,000. Now in 2017, our fifth year, we have reached 282 members and will award two grants of $141,000 each. We have surpassed the $1,000,000 mark in our cumulative giving totals. Our grants have addressed the needs of the homeless, the hungry, at-risk youth, low-income pre-school and school-aged children, aged-out foster youth, and veterans in our communities.

Together we are making a difference.

Officers and Members of the Board — 2017-2018

President: Merle Johnson

Treasurer: Mary Jane Robertson

Immediate Past President: Elisabeth MacDonald

Susan Carter

Deborah A. Cmielewski, Esq.

Christine Corra DiCesare

Lesley Draper

Sally Epstein

Marijane R. Lundt

Claudia Mott

Donna B. McNamara

Carole Garibaldi Rogers

Storm P. Rose

Cathy-Renee Vinnicombe