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Author: Melinda Sherwood. Published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on January
19, 2000. All rights reserved.
Marge Smith, former executive director of the
YWCA of Princeton and a consultant to nonprofits for 20 years, is
leading a group of volunteers staging an evening workshop,
Works: Workshops for Volunteer Development," on Thursday, January
27, from 5 to 9:15 p.m. at the Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson
School. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Princeton, it costs $22 including
a box supper. Networking begins the evening and, some say, is one
of the most valuable sessions.
After listening to the keynote speech, participants can attend two
workshops. The choices include using the Internet for your non-profit
organization, managing conflict, asking for money, public speaking,
building an active board, fundraising, accessing foundations and
for funding, nuts and bolts of a press release, marketing your image,
motivating volunteers, and collaborative projects. Those who register
early get first priority on their choices. Call 609-924-8652 for a
The New Jersey Apartment Association is accepting nominations for
its Seventh Annual Garden State "Visions of Excellence"
which recognize outstanding individuals, properties, and services
throughout the state. Categories included Regional Manager of the
Year, Property Manager of the Year, as well as Best Website, Marketing
Plan, and Property Renovation. Submissions are due by February 23.
Management companies must pay a $100 fee for the first entry, $50
for each additional entry. Call 732-247-6661 or visit
the admirable volunteer accomplishments of a group or individual,
are being accepted. Volunteer service in the following categories
is recognized: arts, seniors, youth, education, the environment,
human needs, long term service, and mobilization of volunteers. The
deadline is February 18. To receive a nomination packet, call
agencies and individuals to submit their best work for the 2000 Impact
Awards. Creative work may be submitted from numerous categories,
print advertising, public relations, direct mail, brochures, annual
reports, audio-visual presentations, broadcast advertising and
interactive media. All work must have been produced and used during
1999. Entries must be postmarked February 4. Call 732-417-5601 for
a Career Development award from the Business & Professional Women
(BPW) of Hightstown/East Windsor. The awards are given to women 25
years of age or older who are continuing or returning to school —
a college or vocational training program. Apply by February 28. Call
609-448-5599 for an application.
an office at 989 Lenox Drive, made a generous donation to the Trenton
Area Soup Kitchen, which provides meals to the inner city resident
of Trenton. Call 609-695-5456.
Regional Planning Partnership $5,000 to buy a computer projector so
that it can demonstrate its new computer model for master plan
Still needed is a laptop computer to complete the setup. The
has just analyzed the regions zoning and discovered that most of the
zoning in the three-county area needs to change.
Yvonne Alexander Spitznagel Theater, thanks to a $250,000 gift from
recently retired as president and CEO of Roberts Pharmaceutical, a
16-year-old biotech company with 130 employees based in Eatontown.
He is a Rider journalism graduate (Class of 1963) as was his late
wife (Class of 1964), and both were editors of the student newspaper
and wrote theater reviews. The gift will pay for a modern light board
and sound system, new seating and carpeting, enhanced stage curtains,
and a remodeled lobby.
grant from the Fannie Mae Foundation
supports national and local nonprofits committed to providing decent
and affordable housing. Call 609-392-5494.
its corporate philanthropist of the year. U.S. Trust, a wealth
company that is responsible for more than $3 billion in assets, has
underwritten NJSO’s Amadeus circle for the past few years. Call
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School is seeking donations for its
event, a party to help keep students off the road and in a safe
after the prom. Last year’s party cost over $20,000. To make a
donation, call 609-799-4071.
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