Looking Back with Gratitude – 2017 Grant Funding Highlights

VolunteerConnect was honored to receive generous grant funding from the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) and a number of other charitable organizations in 2017. Without these grants, we could not help to facilitate social change in our community and continue to support the missions of central New Jersey’s corporate leaders and nonprofits.

Last fall, PACF awarded VolunteerConnect $25,000 through their Community Impact Grant program. This generous gift will help VolunteerConnect focus on providing the greater Mercer County nonprofit community with the strategic support they need to fulfill their missions. This includes board training and recruitment, skills-based volunteering opportunities and professional development for nonprofit leadership.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and

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BoardConnect Training Is a “Win-Win” for Janssen

For more than a decade, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, has supported the mission of VolunteerConnect, most recently focusing on finding new ways to engage its employees in skills-based volunteerism and nonprofit board service. “We have a workforce that is passionate about community service. They want to give back,” says Peg Forrestel, Director of Community Affairs for Janssen.

Through VolunteerConnect’s innovative BoardConnect training program, several of Janssen’s employees are now serving on nonprofit boards. “VolunteerConnect provides our employees with the knowledge and resources they need to serve on boards with confidence,” says Ms. Forrestel. “Together with VolunteerConnect, we are making our community stronger.”

In a recent volunteerism survey conducted by Johnson & Johnson, more than 50 percent of Janssen employee respondents expressed interest in serving on a board

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