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Greater Newark Conservancy to Honor Short Hills Resident for her Volunteerism

Jane P. Houston Credits: Courtesy of the Greater Newark Conservancy

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Jane P. Houston, a resident of Short Hills, is being honored for her contributions and volunteerism to Greater Newark Conservancy. The Shipley Family Award for Philanthropic Endeavors will be presented on May 10 at the "Making Our City Bloom Gala." 

“Jane has been a major contributor to our programs and the people we serve as a tireless volunteer,” said Robin Dougherty, the Conservancy’s executive director. “Her energy and enthusiasm has been an inspiration to everyone dedicated to the mission and work of Greater Newark Conservancy.”

Houston funded the first Capacity Building Grant that kicked off the City Bloom Landscaping Program at the Conservancy. This program teamed the Conservancy with New Jersey Reentry Corporation to bring life-skills and employment opportunities to facilitate Essex County and Newark residents reentry into the workforce.

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Using her skills behind the camera, she took professional photographs of the Living Lab Program which aims to bring and engage youth in environmentally based learning opportunities. 

Houston's volunteerism doesn't end with the Greater Newark Conservancy. She also supports the teen program Project Broad Jump, the Isaiah House a Shelter for Homeless Families in East Orange and serves as a trustee for Interweave, an interfaith organization.

Other Conservancy honorees include Hugo and Marilyn Pfaltz, who will receive the “Founder’s Award,” Sharon and Bill Brown, the “Nelson Mandela Freedom Award,” and Don “Skip” Browne, “Joan D. Murray Volunteerism Award.”

Tickets for the Gala on Thursday, May 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. are available now.  To reserve tickets online, visit or call 973.642.4646. For more information about the benefit, including sponsorship opportunities and ad placement, visit 

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