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A correction and an online comment worth quoting in response to last week’s cover story on nonprofit consultant Irwin Stoolmacher. The correction comes from Stoolmacher, who pointed out that the article stated that the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), for which Stoolmacher has served in a consulting capacity, was one of the agencies that saw a reduction in funding from the United Way of Greater Mercer County. In fact, TASK is not funded by the United Way of Greater Mercer County and as a result was not involved in any way in the funding dispute with the United Way.

Stoolmacher added a note of thanks to U.S. 1 and writer Michele Alperin for “devoting so much attention to the important work done by the nonprofit sector in Mercer County.”

The online comment came from Mark Lamar, executive director of the Family Guidance Center, which did see funding reduced from the United Way. Lamar’s comment began by quoting Stoolmacher from the U.S. 1 article:

“I don’t believe that in America we should let people die in the streets. That’s my America.”

Continued Lamar: “Irwin Stoolmacher says it so well, at a time when we have gotten comfortable, or fatalistic, or just too materialistic and no longer consider ourselves our sister’s and brother’s keepers. Stoolmacher knows of what he speaks, discerns nuance, can ‘multiconcept,’ and has genuine nonprofit credibility, in technicolor contrast to United Way’s CEO Herb Klein.

“Thank you, Irwin, for the truly big picture analysis of what all people need, how meeting those needs are measured, and how the good people at non profits overwhelmingly deliver the goods.”

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