FINALIST & SEMI-FINALIST WISH LISTS 2021

At Impact 100 Jersey Coast, our impact extends well beyond the grants as we connect philanthropic women to many worthy causes with the aim that they can actively support them and get involved.
As always, we were so inspired by this year’s applicants – what an incredible group of organizations! If you would like to support them, please reach out directly. Every nonprofit on this list has received a site visit from our FAC members and undergone a vigorous vetting process.
 Thank you for your support!

FINALISTS AND SEMI-FINALISTS WISH LISTS 2021

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MONMOUTH COUNTY (Semi-Finalist)

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MONMOUTH COUNTY

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County is a non-profit youth development organization whose mission is to empower all young people—especially those who need us most—to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. In a world where youth face tremendous obstacles and a variety of risks every day, BGCM provides a structured environment, acceptance, compassion, safety, and solutions to grow and thrive because every child deserves a great future.

Cindy Fagan
cindy@bgcmonmouth.org, (732) 768-2837

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS

  • After school tutors in all subjects
  • Garden volunteers for regular garden maintenance

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sponsor a child for a full year of programming for $1,300

IN-KIND

  • Referrals for Youth Development Professionals

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Items for sensory rooms including bean bags, yoga mats, sensory toys
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND RESOURCE CENTER (Finalist)

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND RESOURCE CENTER (CARC) – FINALIST

Community Affairs and Resource Center’s mission is to “empower the community and strengthen youth and families by promoting self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, and collaboration”

Aina Holm Scheller
aholmscheller@carcnj.org,  (732) 774-3282

 

WISH LIST

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Spa events for our Hispanic Women Resource Center participants
  • End of year graduation with food and awards for our English as a Second Language students (ESL)
  • Social events for CARC staff as team building

IN-KIND

  • Professional training for CARC staff 
  • Professional training for (female) client entrepreneurs

SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Gift cards for clients to purchase food – value $50
  • Gift cards for clients as incentives for participation in CARC programs – value $25
  • Cleaning supplies for our lead-safe home clients in Monmouth County (create Healthy Home bags including sponges, cloths, vinegar, baking soda, measuring cups, spray bottle, etc.)

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Cash donations to give to clients that need transportation
  • Cash donation to assist clients purchase English as a second language books
CONTACT OF OCEAN AND MONMOUTH COUNTIES (Semi-Finalist)

CONTACT OF OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer-based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services. CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties opened its phone lines on December 1, 1975. It was one of the first crisis intervention hotlines in the state, founded by a small group of volunteers who were determined to help prevent suicide in their community. By 2000, CONTACT grew to become the 3rd largest crisis call center in the country.
Today, we average 25,000 calls annually.

Kim Bessler Santora
ksantora@contactoceanmonmouth.org,  732-240-6104

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS:

  • Telephone Hotline Specialists – Please consider joining our team. All CONTACT phone volunteers are trained in the communication skill of active listening. This highly useful skill teaches one how to truly “hear” another person without projecting your own judgements, ideas, advice, etc. The benefits of learning active listening are well worth the effort – as a CONTACT volunteer and in daily life!
  • Board Members
  • IT Assistance – CONTACT is in need of someone to assist with technical/computer training for our volunteer team
  • Fundraising – Assist with marketing/hosting our fundraising events (Spring Fashion Show/Gift Auction, 5K Run, Holiday Gift Wrap Event, Yoga on the Beach, etc.)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All sponsorship opportunities include online and/or event recognition

  • CONTACT’s Annual 5K Race, held in Howell Township every August. Expected attendance = 200+ participants. Sponsorship Levels: $100, $250, $500+
  • CONTACT’s 35th Annual Gift Auction and Fashion Show Luncheon held every Spring.
  • Sponsorship Levels: $100, $250, $500+

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • High-End items for our Spring Gift Auction fundraising event
  • A new Outdoor Storage Shed for our facility ($1,149.99)

SPECIFIC ITEMS

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A $500 donation will cover training expenses for one CONTACT volunteer telephone hotline specialist
  • A $100 donation will sustain CONTACT’s 24-hour Crisis Intervention Hotline for approximately four hours (the length of time for one phone shift).
COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS (Semi-Finalist)

COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Count Basie Center for the Arts has been a cultural institution for nearly 100 years. Established in 1926 as the Carlton Theatre, the Basie Center has become a regional hub for the performing arts, an innovator in arts education, and an economic force in New Jersey.

Our mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of our region. We are committed to enriching our community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations, and driving regional economic prosperity.

Heather Keefe
heather@keefecom.com, 908-773-3361 cell

WISH LIST

VOLUNTEERS

– Join the Basie Center’s special event committees. Help plan and execute the amazing special event/fundraisers that we host at the Basie Center.

– Host a cultivation event at your home or business so more women can learn about the Basie Center and our performing arts/education mission.

– Become a member of the Basie Center and receive exciting benefits throughout our cultural arts campus. Please visit www.thebasie.org/membership for a full list of benefits that come with these membership levels:

  • Cinema Society $50
  • Star $100
  • The Vogel $150
  • Envoy $250
  • Family $300
  • Advocate $500
  • Visionary $1000

SPONSORSHIPS

  • Sponsor a school to see a virtual production or a bus to attend an in-person show. $150
  • Sponsor costumes for student productions at the Basie Center. $250-$1,000
  • Sponsor a field trip or assembly for one school. $1,250
  • Sponsor an artist in residence for one school. $2,500
FAMILY PROMISE (Semi-Finalist)

Family Promise of Monmouth County 

The mission of Family Promise of Monmouth County is to provide food, clothing, shelter, and comprehensive services to homeless children and families in Monmouth County while advocating innovative solutions to end chronic homelessness.  Emergency shelter and warm hospitality are the foundation of the Family Promise model that nationwide, serves 126,000 children and parents and engages 200,000 volunteers a year. Locally, FPMC is proud to implement this compassionate, cost-effective, and innovative model. Our vision is a Monmouth county where every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. 

Lenore Gibson, B.A. Program Director 
732-495-1050, lenore@familypromisemc.org

WISH LIST ITEMS 

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Volunteers are needed to organize and run a Family Fun Day to increase awareness and raise funds to help our programs. Event could feature a performer, crafts and games, or other family-friendly event held on the grounds of our Day Center.
  • Volunteers are needed to host a meet and greet at their home, or another setting to share the story of Family Promise of Monmouth County and raise funds or in-kind donations.  

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Haircut night for families at a local hair salon which would donate service
  • Aquarium tickets for a family outing to provide a break from housing instability
  • Amusement park tickets to help families make happy memories in the face of trauma 
  • Summer camp scholarship for one or more children to enjoy stability and fun=   

IN-KIND  

  • Mechanic labor and /or parts for an at-risk client to sustain reliable transportation 
  • Plumbing, electric, or home repair service to help a family maintain their mortgage or rent

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS 

  • The donation of a car to assist a local family to overcome transportation barriers and, therefore, maintain their employment and sustainable housing. 
  • Event tickets (musical, Broadway, concert), or Memorabilia (sports, entertainment) which could be raffled to raise funds

 SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Planner/calendar books for clients-to assist with organization and empowerment
  • Personal care necessities (shampoo, soap, shaving items, and feminine products)
  • Uber or Lyft gift cards to travel to work for working families that do not have cars

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • $50 to purchase uniform clothing for working parents (Medical apparel, Work shoes) 
  • $25 to purchase local gas gift card for working parents with a vehicle     
GIRL SCOUTS OF THE JERSEY SHORE (Semi-Finalist)

GIRLS SCOUTS OF THE JERSEY SHORE

The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore works to ensure that all girls in Monmouth and Ocean counties have the opportunity to experience all that Girl Scouts has to offer including renowned STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming, entrepreneurial skills training, girl fellowship and mentor relationships, and so much more. Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is an exemplary leadership program that brings time-tested methods and research-backed opportunities to girls in our region.

Eileen Higgins
EHiggins@GirlScoutsJS.org, 800-785-2090

WISH LIST ITEMS:

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

  • Event Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $25,000. All sponsorship opportunities come with exclusive recognition at events, press materials, and online. For more information, please reach out to Kelly Boyer, KBoyer@GSFun.org

ANNUAL FUND

  • Help Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore celebrate Girl Scouts 110-year anniversary with a $110 donation to support our annual fund. Visit our website to donate.

GIRL SCOUT SPONSORSHIP

  • Sponsor a disadvantaged girl for a year of membership with uniform and Girl Scout activities for $250.Sponsor a Girl Scout
  • Troop in a disadvantaged community for a year for $3,000.
  • Sponsor a Girl Scout for a week at Camp Sacajawea for $200.
  • Underwrite our no-cost Girl Scout Troop program for a year for $90,000.

SUPPORT GIRL SCOUT CAMP SACJAWEA: 

  • Individual Kayak – click here to purchase on Amazon
  • Trail Bikes – click here to purchase on Amazon
  • Telescope – click here to purchase on Amazon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Subject Matter Experts for advisory positions and Girl Scout mentor bank.
  • Events Committee Volunteers
INTERFAITH NEIGHBORS (Semi-Finalist)

INTERFAITH NEIGHBORS

Interfaith Neighbors (IFN) assists those less fortunate among us meet life’s basic necessities while seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals and families and the communities in which they live.

 

 

Kelly Aliperti
Kellya@interfaithneighbors.org, 908-902-8273

WISH LIST:

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Laptops/computers
LITERACY NEW JERSEY (Semi-Finalist)

LITERACY NEW JERSEY

Literacy New Jersey’s mission is to improve the lives of New Jersey adults by teaching them to read, write and speak English so they can participate more fully in family, workplace, and community life.

Elizabeth Gloeggler
egloeggler@literacynj.org
732-906-5456 (office), 908-414-0359 (cell)

Jhanna Even
jeven@literacynj.org
732-702-1895 (office), 732-330-1991 (cell)

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS

  • Volunteer Tutors: Join our team and become a certified literacy tutor. Search our Tutor Training schedule. The next training begins on October 19th.
  • Board of Trustees: Literacy NJ seeks dynamic individuals excited to join our leadership team.

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • Desktop Computer (1): To be used at Literacy NJ’s Brookdale office in Long Branch. These dedicated machines will be open for students to use during weekly, open computer hours. (value – $1,000 to $1,500)
  • Tablets (10): For use by students who do not have devices to participate in virtual classes. (value – $250/each)

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Gift Certificates: $25 gift cards to be used as door prizes at student and tutor recognition (10 cards)
  • Fireside Reading Books: we like to share high-interest readers with our students so they can learn to love reading:  The Heights, Novel Scenes, Gemma Open Doors

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • School Supply Packs: $15/each (for students)
  • Picture Dictionaries: $10/each (for students learning English)
MARTY'S PLACE SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY (Finalist)

MARTY’S PLACE SENIOR DOGS SANCTUARY

Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary provides a safe, loving, and protected environment for senior dogs in need of homes. Marty’s Place is dedicated to providing quality care to all residents and peace of mind to pet caregivers in need knowing their senior dogs have forever homes

Doreen Jakubcak
doreen@martysplace.org, 609.259.1278

WISH LIST ITEMS 

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Fundraising and outreach events

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • Gift Baskets for fall and spring fundraising events

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Chewy.com, PetSmart, Petco, Amazon Gift Cards
  • Anti-bacterial, disinfecting wipes
  • Greenies Pill Pockets – Chicken Flavor
  • Bounty Paper towels, select-a-size
  • Prilosec 20 mg
  • Pepcid 10 mg
  • Training Pads – extra-large or giant only
  • Swiffer Wet Jet solution & Pads
  • Disposable nitrile or latex gloves
  • Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover – OXY POWER
  • Nature’s Miracle Urine Destroyer
  • Crib contour sheets
  • Tide laundry detergent

Your purchases can also help Marty’s Place by using www.smile.amazon.com and choosing Marty’s Place as your charity of choice for all of your Amazon shopping.

Thank you for your support!

MONMOUTH ARTS COUNCIL (Finalist)

MONMOUTH ARTS COUNCIL

Monmouth Arts provides programs and services that support the practice, presence, and influence of the arts and of artists throughout Monmouth County.

Teresa Staub
Teresa@monmoutharts.org, 732-212-1890


WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Board Members
  • Volunteers for our Teen Arts Festival at Brookdale Community College in March and Signs of Hope Program during the summer and fall months.
  • Administrative Support

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

  • We are looking for a sponsor of our 50th Anniversary Gala at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, Senior Art Show, Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival, Mural Program and/or Arts Education Awards.
  • Advertising in our Teen Arts Festival and Gala journal.
  • Scholarships for our Emerging Artist students

IN-KIND

  • Board Leadership Training Workshops
  • Event Space for Networking meetings

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS 

  • Auction items for our annual Gala Fundraiser
  • Copier
  • Small Conference Table
  • Blinds for our Office
  • Camera and Tripod
  • Storage Space

SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Easels
NO LIMITS CAFE (Semi-Finalist)

NO LIMITS CAFE

Our mission is to EMPOWER adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives within our community and to increase awareness of their potential

Stephanie Cartier, Founder
stephaniecartier@nolimitscafe.org, 732-241-8793

WISH LIST ITEMS:

  • New walk in refrigerator door….approx. $3000.00
  • Vitamix 6300 Blender
  • Blenders
  • Robo Coupe R2
  • Waring Tostato Supremo Commercial Panini machine
  • Large Kitchen Aide Mixer
  • Counter Top Industrial Size Mixer (10 qt)
  • Counter Top Industrial Size Mixer (20qt)
  • Cambro’s and lids (all sizes)
  • Digital Food Scales
  • Small Cast Iron fry pan
  • Hydraulic Shelving System
  • Pizza Peel
  • 10” metal pizza pans
  • Office Catering Orders (doctors, lawyers, schools, etc.)
  • Customers
OASIS TLC (Semi-Finalist)

OASIS Therapeutic Life Centers, Inc.

Our Mission is to promote inclusion and acceptance of autistic individuals into their local communities by establishing environmentally exemplary farm centers that provide meaningful work, peaceful and healthy residences and community interaction. 

Mai Cleary
Jcleary305@aol.com, 732 275-5800 

WISH LIST ITEMS 

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Website redesign
  • Marketing material development 

IN-KIND

  • Painter Indoor/Outdoor 
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter/Handyman
  • Landscaping services
  • Emergency Management Training 

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS 

  • 20 KW Generac Generator
  • Pole Barn Kit
  • Fiskars push mower
  • Zero turn mower
  • Chainsaw (STIHL MS 391)
  • iPad 

SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Karaoke machine
  • Large Appliances (commercial grade mixer, bun pan tower racks on wheels with trays) 

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Gift Cards, any amount: COSTCO, Tractor Supply, Amazon, Staples, Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, Home Depot, Lowes, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Gas station

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

PARKER FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC (Finalist)

PARKER FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC

The mission of the Parker Family Health Center is to operate a free health care facility where Monmouth County residents who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay for medical care can be treated with dignity and compassion. With the support of the medical community and the community at large, the Parker Family Health Center will assist those who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families realize optimal health. 

Jeanne Wagner
jwagner@parkerhc.com, 732-212-0777, ext 105

WISH LIST ITEMS 

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Covid-19 vaccination program 
  • Interpreters
  • Physicians, APNs, RNs
  • Administrative support

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Breakfast for vaccine volunteers (every Saturday)

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

Color printer / scanner / copier 

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Electric Water Pik
  • Paper goods (large and small plates, napkins, cups)
  • Wall clock

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • $120 per rolling exam chair
  • $90 per vinyl stackable chair
  • $300 X 15 for Office Chairs
  • $450 Color printer /copier
SUSTAINABLE JERSEY (Semi-Finalist)

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY

Sustainable Jersey’s mission is to empower New Jersey communities to build a better world for future generations with the tools, training, and financial incentives necessary to pursue critical sustainability initiatives.

 

Giuseppe (Joe) Grillo, Development Director
grillog@tcnj.edu, (908) 406-1901

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS

Green Team Volunteers: Sustainable Jersey’s greatest resource is our army of green team volunteers in 470 municipalities throughout New Jersey. We would like to connect Impact 100’s members to their local green team and encourage them to join, donate, or volunteer some time to one of their impactful projects and initiatives. 

Major Donor Cultivation: Most of Sustainable Jersey’s revenue comes from federal and/or state funding, private and/or corporate foundation grants, and corporate sponsorships. Individual donors are an as-of-yet untapped additional revenue stream. We are looking to identify, meet, and cultivate major individual donors in the Monmouth County area that are passionate about the environment, climate change, and local sustainability and would consider becoming Founding Individual Donors to a potential Sustainable Jersey Major Giving Circle.

We feel that Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s members represent some of New Jersey’s most generous philanthropists who are community stakeholders in a county and region that will be acutely impacted by addressing climate change at the local level – thus they would be most apt to support Sustainable Jersey’s mission. We would love to connect with I100JC’s members either one-on-one or via a donor cultivation event in Monmouth County.

New Board Member Identification: As Sustainable Jersey continues to make its board and staff more diverse and inclusive, we are continuously searching for qualified candidates for our Board of Trustees. We would appreciate Impact 100’s assistance in identifying and connecting our staff with board-level professionals within its membership that would align with our mission.

TWO RIVER THEATER (Semi-Finalist)

TWO RIVER THEATER

 Two River Theater is committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing new works along with world masterpieces that most richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We cultivate an audience that cherishes the intimate joy of theater, enriched when shared by a community of others. 

Denyse Reed 
dreed@trtc.org, (732)345-1400 x1820 

WISH LIST ITEMS 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Production sponsorship for Two River Theater’s first A LITTLE MUSICAL production, MIDDLE SCHOOL MYSTERIES and other Two River Theater productions. Benefits include invitations to Opening Nights, discounted and complimentary tickets, and access to event space. 
  • Sponsorship for fundraising events (2 per year) benefits include tickets and recognition opportunities. 

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Masks, gloves, and other forms of PPE for Two River staff and artists to ensure everyone’s safety when working inside our two-theater facility. 
  • Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and other cleaning supplies to maintain a clean and safe environment for Two River audiences, artists, and staff. 

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • $7,500 buys 500 student matinee tickets for economically disadvantaged schools to A LITTLE MUSICAL: MIDDLE SCHOOL MYSTERIES, the first production in our A LITTLE MUSICAL program through our No Seats Empty program. 
  • $400 will help pay for two school busses to transport students to student matinee performances of A LITTLE MUSICAL: MIDDLE SCHOOL MYSTERIES through our No Seats Empty. 

Thank you for your support!

VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL JERSEY (Finalist)

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL JERSEY

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their best level of well-being by providing compassionate, coordinated, and innovative care in their homes and communities.

Colleen Nelson, VP CFHI Clinical Operations
Colleen.Nelson@VNAHG.org, 732-768-6113

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS

  • Babysitting/Childcare for pregnant moms other children and/or for Doula’s children during their training certification program
  • Administrative/IT support to scan all reports into charts & upload prenatal chart in system
  • Transportation for current prenatal patients to Centering Pregnancy program activities

IN-KIND

  • Printing of VNACJ’s CFHI brochures 
  • Collaboration with a local culinary school/yoga for healthy eating/mindfulness

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Car Trunk Organizers for Doulas
  • Pretty Mom bags containing diaper bags and new baby items
  • Safe Cribs
  • Developmental Toys for children of all ages
  • Car Emergency Kits
  • Microphone System, portable speakers (for prenatal relaxation classes)
  • Copier/Scanner for OB department
  • Birthing ball, massage tools, Rebozo (Mexican shawls), and hot/cold packs for labor and delivery
  • Breastfeeding support tools (i.e. breast pumps)

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Wawa gift card for gas
  • Donations/gift cards for Doula resources (to buy training books, videos, etc.)
  • Donation to pay for one year of AAA coverage for each Doula