JM Group’s Jack Morrison honored by Mercer Street Friends at annual awards ceremony
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JM Group’s Jack Morrison honored by Mercer Street Friends at annual awards ceremony

Restauranteur Jack Morrison, president of the JM Group, was honored by the Mercer Street Friends on Tuesday for his service to the community. Mercer Street Friends, a nonprofit that supports local families through food and education programs, hosted their third annual leadership awards event at the organization’s food bank in Ewing. More than 200 guests…

Arm In Arm seeks volunteers to serve local food-insecure residents at pantries, distribution center, mobile pantry
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Arm In Arm seeks volunteers to serve local food-insecure residents at pantries, distribution center, mobile pantry

Arm In Arm, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 by leaders of Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church in Princeton to help community members struggling financially, is seeking volunteers to deliver food and work at the group’s area food pantries and distribution center. The organization’s mobile food pantry hosts events three to four times a…

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation donates $2.5 million to Penn Medicine Princeton to support new geriatric oncology program
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Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation donates $2.5 million to Penn Medicine Princeton to support new geriatric oncology program

The Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center in Plainsboro has received a $2.5 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to help fund a new program for older adults with cancer. The hospital’s new geriatric oncology program will expand research opportunities and professional expertise in geriatrics while increasing outreach to seniors in the central New Jersey community….

Princeton-Blairstown Center elects Michael Fletcher II and Randy Stephens to board of trustees

Princeton-Blairstown Center elects Michael Fletcher II and Randy Stephens to board of trustees

The Princeton-Blairstown Center recently welcomed Michael Fletcher II and Randy Stephens to its board of trustees. The center serves young people, primarily from historically marginalized communities, by nurturing their social-emotional skills through experiential, adventure-based programming. Fletcher is the chief of staff and director of administration at SEEDS – Access Changes Everything and is also the…

United Way of Greater Mercer County names new board member

United Way of Greater Mercer County names new board member

The United Way of Greater Mercer County welcomes Verlina Reynolds Jackson, assemblywoman for New Jersey’s 15th legislative district, to its board of directors. Reynolds-Jackson is currently serving her third term in the New Jersey Assembly. She is the constituent outreach chair and vice-chairwoman of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee.  She is also the…

Trenton Arts Fund awards grants to seven local nonprofits

Trenton Arts Fund awards grants to seven local nonprofits

The Trenton Arts Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded $29,550 in grants to seven local arts, culture, and history nonprofits for programs that support Trenton’s young people.   Grants were made at the recommendation of the Trenton Arts Fund Grants Committee, whose members are local residents with a background in the arts. “We…

New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund awards $2.2 million in grants to nonprofits

New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund awards $2.2 million in grants to nonprofits

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund is awarding $2.2 million in grants to 96 nonprofit organizations across the state.  Since its founding in 2020, the fund has awarded a total of more than $6.7 million in grants to more than 180 nonprofit arts, culture, and history organizations statewide. The fund recently received a…

Fund for New Jersey awards $515,000 in grants

Fund for New Jersey awards $515,000 in grants

The Fund for New Jersey announced that is awarding $515,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations for the fund’s most recent grant cycle. Trustees approved the grants at their quarterly board meeting this month. Grants were awarded to organizations in the areas of lead poisoning prevention, public education, and antipoverty efforts. “The Fund has worked…

Morven Museum & Garden receives $500,000 National Park Service historic preservation grant
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Morven Museum & Garden receives $500,000 National Park Service historic preservation grant

Morven Museum & Garden has been awarded a grant for $500,000 from the National Park Service to rehabilitate the former mansion and grounds. Located on five acres of land in the heart of Princeton, Morven was the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It later served as the New Jersey…