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                                                                                      COMMUNITY UPDATE

                                                                               Transform South Jersey              Jamie Warner, Downe Township project
                                                                               Grants Awarded                         CFSJ’s Transform South Jersey creates
                                                                                 The Community Foundation of       sustainable social change led by neighbors
                                                                               South Jersey is excited to partner with   with local resources and local knowledge.
                                                                               the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation   Transform South Jersey amplifies the
                                                                               (RWJF) to seed community endowments   voice of neighbors and community philan-
                                                                               throughout the six Transform South   thropists—those who invest time, talent,
                                                                               Jersey (TSJ) communities. This invest-
                                                                                                                   or treasure. CFSJ is in a position to har-
             F From the                                                        ment will foster a long-term focus on   ness this investment by identifying, audi-


                                                                               asset and leadership development in the
                                                                                                                   tioning, and developing local leaders and

                  A Ashes                                                      South Jersey region, by offering a $50,000   stewarding financial capital through the
                                                                                                                   creation of community endowment funds,
                                                                               match challenge to each TSJ community.
                                                                                 The community endowed fund, paired
                                                                                                                   grown and advised by local residents to
                                   t to                                        with the completion of a Heart & Soul   support the most important work in local

                                                                               plan—another component of Transform
                                                                                                                   communities. The nurturing of a commu-
                                                                                                                   nity’s endowment contributes to building
                                                                               South Jersey—will enhance the qual-
            Die Goldene                                                        ity of life in each partner community by   a community’s capacity to make better
                                                                               focusing on the opportunities and needs
                                                                                                                   decisions about—and act on—its future.
                                                                               articulated by engaged neighbors of
                   A special exhibit showing the tragedy
                      of the Holocaust and illustrating
                        how Holocaust survivors who
                         established themselves here
                       post-World War II contributed to                        diverse ages, socioeconomic backgrounds,   Operation Stand Down:
                                                                               occupations, races, and cultural traditions.
                      Jewish life and the general social                       The significance of this investment from   RCSJ Welcomes Veterans
                            fabric of our community                            RWJF means each community will have
                                                                               double the assets and signals a cosigning   to Gloucester Campus
                                                                               of community philanthropy, democratiz-  A meet and greet hosted by the Rowan

                                  D DON’T MISS IT!                             ing philanthropy, and community leader-  College of South Jersey (RCSJ) Military


                                                                               ship that CFSJ supports.
                                                                                 With support from CFSJ, six
                                   RUNS THE MONTH OF MAY                       Transform South Jersey towns—       Services Office welcomes veterans to the
                                                                                                                   campus on Friday, April 29, offering fel-
                                     Vineland Public Library                   Downe Township, Hammonton, Salem,   lowship and information about college and
                                                                                                                   local support services.
                                    1058 E Landis Avenue, Vineland             Willingboro, Winslow Township, and     RCSJ’s “Operation Stand Down” pro-
                                                                               Woodbury—will receive up to $50,000   vides men and women in the armed forces
                                                                               each provided they meet the challenge   with the opportunity to meet others in the
                                                                               of matching the investment dollar-for-  community who have also served and are
                                                                               dollar. Each of the endowed community   currently attending RCSJ. The event brings
                                                                               funds will have three years to raise the   together more than 20 veteran services
                                                                               match contributions. This limited period   available to assist veterans both on and
                                                                               is intended to provide enough time for   off campus. During the four-hour event,
                                                                               success and secure community leaders’
          MAY IS                              proudly presented by             ongoing commitment, creating a sense of   visitors have access to a variety of veteran
                                                                               urgency without a sense of panic.   support programs, including outreach pro-
                                                                                                                   gram specialists, the Veteran Health Clinic,
                                                                                 “The generosity that RWJF is show-  transition workshops, Acenda Integrated
                                                                               ing Downe and the whole TSJ initiative is   Health, Catholic Charities, Crisis Canines,
                                    Jewish Federation                          heart-warming. Contributions and efforts   the Department of Veteran Affairs, state
                                                                               like this, in places like Downe, really help
                                    OF CUMBERLAND, GLOUCESTER & SALEM                                              and federal benefits, and transition and care
                                                                               make a big difference. It’s exciting,” said   management—as well as academic support
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