#b#Sipprelle Joins Carr In College Funding#/b#
Princeton businessmen Scott Sipprelle of Westland Ventures and Bob Carr of Heartland Payment Systems have joined forces to donate $200,000 to help send Princeton school district students to college.
The two have pledged $100,000 each through Carr’s Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF), a nonprofit organization that provides mentors and scholarships that help Pell Grant-eligible students go to college and graduate in four years, debt free. Carr’s company, Heartland Payment Systems, based on Nassau Street, has previously made large donations to the fund. Sipprelle’s firm, based on Quaker Road, is an investment and consulting company.
The program originated in Lockport, Illinois. This past spring the foundation expanded with donations of $1 million each to the College of New Jersey and Rowan University to support the college educations of 100 New Jersey students. Carr is also close to establishing a link with a college in northern New Jersey and will announce that partnership at the end of the month. In all, Carr has committed an additional $20 million of his own money to put at least 1,000 kids through college.
“Scott and Tracy Sipprelle’s generous donation through Sipprelle Charitable Corp. allows us to continue to expand the program,” Carr said. “Now we can enroll 10 more students from Princeton High School over the next two years.”
The two businessmen are launching a fundraising campaign this fall with plans to help even more Princeton High School students cross the bridge to college.
Through GSBF, donors can join their scholarship recipients at the annual scholar dinner and are invited to engage in communication with the foundation, the scholars, and their mentors who keep donors up to date on their progress and successes.
The group will meet Thursday, September 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Nassau Club. Those interested in helping support the foundation can contact Kathleen O’Connor, director of marketing and communications: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ibis Plaza Office Suites, 3505-9 Quakerbridge Road, Ibis Plaza, Box 3199, Hamilton 08619-1205; 609-528-2528; fax, 609-482-4204. Christopher Jerjian, president. www.ibisplaza.com.
Ibis Plaza Office Suites, based on Quakerbridge Road in Hamilton, has purchased a 23,000 square-foot office building in Mount Laurel.
The company has more expansion plans in the works. “This is the first of many strategic acquisitions to come as we execute our expansion plan, which includes the roll out of our conventional office space, Ibis Express Offices, and the Ibis Venue Center” said Ibis president Christopher Jerjian.
The Mount Laurel location will focus on “Express Offices,” the company’s name for fully furnished shared office space. The building was built in 1981 by doctors for their own practices. Ibis says the property is somewhat dated, and that it intends to retrofit the entire two-story building. It is currently 70 percent occupied with medical offices.
Evan Zweben and Marc Isdaner of Colliers International in Southern New Jersey were the agents who brokered the deal. Colleen Donovan and Chris Hopkins of Day Pitney’s New Jersey office represented the buyer, and Raymond Console of Cozen O’Conner’s Cherry Hill office represented the seller.
“We have experienced robust leasing of our Express Offices in Hamilton, and we believe when we roll out the same product in Mount Laurel we will enjoy the same level of success,” said Ibis Plaza’s director of leasing, Ellen Dollard.
ActivCore Continuum Health Clinics, 812 Silvia Street, Ewing 08628, 800-455-8982; Jessica Antrade, marketing coordinator. www.activcore.com.
ActivCore Continuum Health Clinics, a physical therapy center chain headquartered on Bunn Drive in Princeton, has opened a corporate franchise training center on Silvia Street in Ewing. The 5,000 square-foot facility also serves as a physical therapy and fitness center. ActivCore was founded in 2004 as the Neurac Institute and has since expanded to locations in Hopewell, Princeton, West Windsor, Scotch Plains, and Denver, Colorado.
Hill Wallack LLP Attorneys at Law, 21 Roszel Road, Box 5226, Princeton 08543-5226; 609-924-0808; fax, 609-452-1888. Robert W. Bacso Esq., managing partner. www.hillwallack.com.
Five new lawyers have recently joined the Roszel Road office of Hill Wallack, and one more has been hired for the firm’s Yardley office.
Ozge O. Otarsi is a member of the banking and financial services and creditors’ rights/bankruptcy practice groups. Allison S. Zangrilli is a member of the real estate and eminent domain practice groups.
Stephen J. Vitabile is a member of the trial and insurance defense and community associations practice groups. Emily P.W. Santoro is a member of the land use solutions practice group.
James Harry Oliverio is a member of the firm’s trial and insurance defense and insurance coverage practice groups and the litigation division.
Good Grief, 5 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540, 609-498-6674, www.good-grief.org.
Good Grief, an organization that helps children and teens deal with loss, has expanded and set up shop on Mapleton Road. The group is based in Morristown and previously had a location at 12 Stockton Street.
Good Grief says it serves more than 500 children each month.
Ajulia Executive Search, 1440 Howe Lane, North Brunswick 08902, 732-993-6810; fax, 732-993-6821. Chabeke Mazan, account executive. www.ajuliaexecutivesearch.com.
Ajulia Executive Search, a recruiting firm, has moved from King Arthur Court to Howe Lane.
King Interests, 247 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540, 609-921-1331; fax, 609-921-0026. William F. King III, president. www.kinginterests.com.
King Interests, a property management company, has moved from 219 to 247 Nassau Street.
Van Note-Harvey Associates PC, 103 College Road East, Third Floor, Princeton 08540, 609-987-2323; fax, 609-987-0005. Donald E. Fetzer PE, president. www.vannoteharvey.com.
Van Note-Harvey Associates, an engineering firm, has moved from Alexander Road to a larger single-floor office on College Road East.
Alta Technologies Inc., 1545 Reed Road, Pennington.
Alta Technologies, a maker of jacketing for wire and cable, has been bought by a Kentucky-based company, Atkins & Pearce. The Reed Road office has been closed.
Oring & Company LLC, 118 Wall Street, Princeton.
Oring & Company, a tax and financial services firm, has left its Wall Street office. Richard K. Oring has joined New Century Finance on Airport Road.
SoftPro iTechnology Partners, 12 Roszel Road Princeton.
SoftPro iTechnology Partners, an IT consulting company, has left its office at 12 Roszel Road. Its listed phone number was disconnected.
C.K. Williams, 78, on September 20. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and teacher in Princeton University’s creative writing program wrote about intimate, personal matters and also tackled themes of politics and social justice beginning in the 1960s. As his career progressed, he became famous for the long lines of his poems.
Xiaoling Niu, 51, on September 20. She was a scientist with the New Jersey Department of Health who wrote influential papers on cancer epidemiology. Services will be held Wednesday, September 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home on Hamilton Avenue in Princeton.
Nicholas Vasile, 66, on September 14. He was deputy attorney general for the state of New Jersey.
Lois J. Clark-McGee, 70, on September 6. She worked for Merrill Lynch for 17 years.
Jeannette Clayton, 76, on September 12. She was a secretary for the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District and was active in emergency services, serving as captain and president of the Twin “W” First Aid Squad among many other positions.
James B. Peters, 73, on September 9. He was a research and development engineer with Prince Manufacturing and a member of the Trenton Photography Club.
Royce W. Pullen Sr., 87, on September 15. He worked at the Sarnoff Research Center after working for Patterson Chevrolet and for his father in Pullen’s Garage. He collected antiques including horse drawn sleighs and carriages.
Michael Szymanski, 76, on September 13. He was an administrative assistant with Princeton Insurance Company and previously worked for Heinemann Electric Company.