Princeton, N.J., October 4, 2021
Liz Erickson Impact Award honoree Shirley Satterfield, Community Award honoree Pro-Bono Partnership, and Corporate Award honoree Investors Bank have been selected as this year’s Impact Awards recipients for their commitment to community service. The Impact Awards are conferred every year by NonProfitConnect, the Mercer County–based nonprofit committed to building an increasingly diverse, skilled, and engaged group of nonprofit board and staff leaders. The honorees will be celebrated virtually at NonProfitConnect’s Annual Impact Awards event on Thursday, October 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. This year’s sponsors including presenting sponsor Your Part-Time Controller, platinum sponsors NRG and NJM Insurance Group and gold sponsors BMT, Stark & Stark and Investors Bank.
“As an organization committed to building nonprofit capacity, we are proud to recognize and
honor individuals and organizations in our community who are engaging fellow community
members and giving of themselves.”
-Allison Howe, NonProfitConnect Executive Director
Shirley Satterfield is being recognized with the Liz Erickson Impact Award. The award is named for the late Elizabeth Erickson, a champion for Princeton-area community service. In a year when social justice has become at the center of our national dialogue, Ms. Satterfield has been a teacher, historical guide, and advocate in sharing the rich African-American history of our region, particularly the Witherspoon-Jackson part of Princeton where she founded and serves as President of the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS). The WJHCS is an organization whose mission is to collect, research, share and preserve the rich history of African American life and contributions in Princeton, New Jersey.
Ms. Satterfield currently serves on the Commission of the Princeton Historical Preservation and as Board Secretary of the Robeson House of Princeton. Much in demand for her wisdom and insights, Ms. Satterfield also serves with: Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood Association, Presbyterian Historical Society Advisory Council, Princeton Historical Society Advisory Board, Princeton Community Works, Not in Our Town Princeton (NiOT). Finally, she contributes extensively and in multiple roles to the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church.
The Community Award, which recognizes a nonprofit that is making a significant impact will go to the Pro Bono Partnership. Pro Bono Partnership provides free business and transactional legal assistance to other nonprofits. They recruit and support volunteer attorneys with a range of specializations to help nonprofits in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York achieve their goals, reduce risk, increase capacity, and better serve their constituencies. For nonprofits, who pay close attention to the bottom line, pro bono legal services may be the key to addressing legal issues.
Investors Bank will be awarded the Corporate Award for the extensive impact that company has had on the Mercer County region and beyond. Nonprofits throughout Mercer County have benefited from Investor Bank’s generosity and commitment to supporting communities they serve. Investors Bank’s mark is apparent throughout our region – including providing much needed resources during the pandemic when nonprofits were most in need.
For more information about the award recipients or for tickets to attend the Annual Impact Awards, go to NonProfitConnectNJ.org or contact the executive director, Allison Howe, at allison@NonProfitConnectNJ.org or call 609-921-8893.
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NonProfitConnect is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NonProfitConnect enhances the impact of
greater Mercer County nonprofits by building an increasingly diverse, skilled, and engaged group
of board and staff leaders. Through strengthening governance practices and leadership capacity,
we help nonprofits maximize the impact of their programming for the communities they serve.