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Summit's Lori Leiter Sworn In as Court-Appointed Child Advocate

June 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit's Lori Leiter was one of nine individuals sworn in by Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. Leiter was joined by residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Linden, Roselle, Union, Westfield and Winfield in the latest class of community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Founder Bridget Cutler Receives 'Jefferson Award'

SUMMIT, NJ - Moms Helping Moms Foundation founder and executive director Bridget Cutler has been named a recipient of a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award for public service. The New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey's 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson ...

Kids Helping Kids: 'Houses for Change' Project Marks Milestone

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise recently celebrated the 500th sale of 'Houses for Change' collection boxes, an arts and crafts project aimed at engaging children of all ages -- kids with homes helping kids without. 

The Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, FL, made the landmark purchase. More than 50 ...

Dorian 'DJ' Jackson Named Summit PBA Scholarship Recipient for 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper senior Dorian 'DJ' Jackson has been named the recipient of the Summit Police Benevolent Association Local #55's (PBA) scholarship. This 2108 award was presented by Summit Police Officer Ruddy Garita, himself a former recipient of the same award.

As a recipient, the scholarship helped Officer Garita to attend Fairleigh Dickinson ...

On a Roll: Summit Junior Fortnightly Club Skating Fundraiser Benefits UIH Family Partners June 23

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 2018 Provisional Class will host a roller skating fundraiser, entitled 'Roll with Us', to benefit UIH Family Partners (UIH). The event will be held at the Florham Park Roller Rink on June 23, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., and will include roller skating, complimentary refreshments and ...

Family Promise Overnight Host Brings Compassion from First-Hand Experience

SUMMIT, NJ - Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. While all the volunteers at Calvary Episcopal Church serve Union County guests with grace and hospitality, Prentice -- as he is known -- ...

Summit High School's Leila Esposito Included in Trio of Junior League Scholarship Recipients

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School senior Leila Esposito is one of two students who have been named recipients of the Junior League of Summit's 2018 'Shirley Wright Keeney Voluntarism Scholarships'. Esposito is joined by Katie Zimmermann of Governor Livingston High School. In addition, the Junior League of Summit has awarded its inaugural 'Continuing ...

Tinkoff Elected Trustee, Barrett Vice-Chair as Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit that engages communities across the country to address family homelessness, recently announced several changes to its National Board of Trustees. These changes include:

Kevin Barrett, current Trustee and former CEO of Altegra Health, has been elected Vice Chair of the Board, replacing Cassandra A. Hardman, ...

Connection's 'Derby Soirée Raises $100,000 for Community, Scholarship Funds

SUMMIT, NJ - "Justify" was the first pony to the finish line, but The Connection’s Scholarship Fund was the big winner on the day at Canoe Brook Country Club -- taking "win, place, and show for a third year in a row" -- as the Hilltop City's landmark community service organization raised more than $100,000 at its annual Kentucky Derby-themed party.

Even ...

First Lady of NJ Tammy Snyder Murphy Visits Summit, Discusses Women's Evolving Role in Garden State Philanthropy

SUMMIT, NJ - Reinforcing an essential tenet of philanthropy -- that making a difference in the lives of others makes a difference in one's own life -- New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy visited Reeves-Reed Arboretum, where she spoke to a group of women affiliated with the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) about the changing role of women in ...

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