COMMUNITY WISH LISTS 2020

At Impact 100 Jersey Coast our impact also extends well beyond the actual grants as we connect philanthropic women to many worthy causes with the aim that they can actively support them and get involved.
We have been so inspired and impressed by this year’s finalists and semifinalists.  If you would like to support these incredible organizations you can find their updated 2020 Wish Lists below – please reach out to the organization directly. All have received a site visit from our FAC members and undergone a vigorous vetting process.
 Thank you for your support!

WISH LISTS 2020 FINALISTS AND SEMI-FINALISTS

AMERICAN LITTORAL SOCIETY (Finalist)

AMERICAN LITTORAL SOCIETY

The American Littoral Society’s mission is to promote the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protect the coast from harm, and empower others to do the same.

Hillary Critelli
hillary.critelli@littoralsociety.org
848-303-5032

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS

  • Administrative volunteers for database entry/cleanup projects
  • Annual Fall Fundraiser (sunset cruise and dinner) Host Committee Members
  • Education volunteers to assist with Close Encounters with the Coast, marine science field trips to Sandy Hook, half day, spring 2021
  • Education volunteers to assist with Beach Grasses in Classes, classrooms around Monmouth County (spring 2021)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

$700 to sponsor a Close Encounter with the Coast (marine science field trip to Sandy Hook) in Spring 2021 for an underserved school – $10 per student fee for 30 students and $400 to cover bussing costs

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • Laptops, original purchase date 2018 or later

SPECIFIC ITEMS

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • $100 for one pair of waders
  • $10 for Zero Waste Workshop supplies
ASLAN YOUTH MINISTRIES (Finalist)

ASLAN YOUTH MINISTRIES

Aslan’s mission is to effect permanent change in the hearts and minds of at-risk youth residing in Red Bank, Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune, New Jersey. For the past 45 years, Lynn Ann Bogard, our COO, has single-handedly formulated educational programs to directly address the shortcomings of urban economically distressed children. By participating in our after-school programs targeted towards specific needs, students see improvement in their social skills, emotional development, and academics. All programs incorporate supportive relationships and positive expectations for achievement.

Lynn Ann Bogard
lynnann@aslanyouth.org
732-670-3971 

VOLUNTEERS

  • Tutors for Aslan childreN
  • Development/Administration/Events (i.e. Golf, Run, Mid-summer event)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sponsor a Child – help provide services for your own Aslan child for $50/month
  • Food Gift Cards (families in severe need, afterschool snacks, fuel for bus & van)
  • Visits to Black Colleges & Universities, museums (e.g., African American Museum, Washington D.C.), sporting events, plays, concerts)

IN KIND

  • Expanded office space

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • High-end auction items for 3 annual fundraising events

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Samsung Galaxy tablets for Tutoring ($230 each)
  • Paper for Tutoring ($32 for 10 reams)
  • Label makers & laminating machine ($75 each)
  • Lettering Aslan bus & van ($500 each)
  • 4 Office Computers ($750 each)
  • Smart camera with Bluetooth technology ($1,000)
  • Smart speaker (medium to large) with Bluetooth ($500)
  • Covid-19 Sanitizer spray gun & cleaning solution ($2,000) – portable to use at all Aslan programs
FULFILL (Finalist)

FULFILL
Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Barbara Scholz
bscholz@fulfillnj.org
732-731-1410

WISH LIST ITEMS

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Sponsorship of our first ever Golf Outing to be held on June 21, 2021. We normally hold a Culinary Classic/ Chop Hunger tasting event every fall, but we will not be able to do so this year due to COVID-19 precautions. This new event will help plug the gap we will have from the lost Chop Hunger event in the fall. View the Save the Date

Larger Gifts/Donations:

HABCORE (Finalist)

HABcore

HABcore, by providing permanent housing and individualized support, helps homeless families with children, veterans, and individuals with special needs move through crisis to stability, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives.​

Currently we provide a safe home for approximately 300 people, including 65 families with 110 children that were previously homeless. According to the latest Point in Time Count, there are 332 homeless households in Monmouth and Ocean counties including 179 children under the age of 18. For almost 30 years, HABcore has been on the front lines of this issue and has been expanding to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

Kate Ryan, Grants Administrator
kryan@habcore.org
732-544-1975 Ext. 3
732-233-6042 (c)

WISH LIST 

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • School Supplies: notebooks (1 subject or composition), loose-leaf paper, pencils, pencil cases, pens, colored pencils, boxes of crayons, folders,  glue-sticks, erasers, dry-erase markers, child scissors , wshable markers
  • Headphones/Earbuds (any kind) – for tablets or school computers
  • Cleaning supplies that schools are requesting: Tissue boxes Hand Wipes (ex. Wet Ones) – can be any brand
  • Paper products in general – tissues, paper towels, wet wipes
  • Desks – for designated school/work workspace
  • Educational toys and math games for children
  • Audible books

MONETARY DONATIONS

  • Monetary donation for tutors/tutors
  • Monetary donation for internet service/utility bills

 

JERSEY SHORE ARTS CENTER (Semi-Finalist)

The Mission of the Ocean Grove Historic Preservation Society, Inc. is twofold: to save and restore the beautiful and historic building (the “old” Neptune High School) that is currently home to the Jersey Shore Arts Center, and to operate the Arts Center in support of local artists and arts educators. The Jersey Shore Arts Center provides professional opportunities and work space for artists and arts related educators who in turn develop opportunities for the broader Jersey Shore community to experience and engage with the Arts.

 

Nichole Nappi
nnappi@jerseyshoreartscenter.org
732-245-7439

WISH LIST ITEMS

  • New Soundboard for Palaia – 24 Channel Analog Live/Touring Mixer with 8 AUX sends, analog and requires all outboard effects including: EQ, Gates, Compressors, Reverb or any audio effects that would be required for any show.
  • New LED theatrical lighting for the Herbst Theater (Current backstage lights are nonfunctional)
  • Wireless Mics (5)
  • Wired Mics (2) with mic stands
  • Piano movers/cart to safely move large grand pianos.
  • New/Gently used HP or Canon copier for bulk printing of flyers, newsletters, and posters to promote programs and events. (Duplex and color options would be greatly appreciated.)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Board Members
  • Volunteer Administrator
  • Building committee members (4)
  • Volunteers for Artist exhibition installation and events

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sponsor for the Spring/Summer Arts Classes ($1000/per class – 4 classes)
  • Sponsor our Monthly Free Movie Series ($3000)
  • Sponsor our 5K Run for the Arts event – T-shirt purchase ($2000) In-kind Services
  • Sign Language Interpreter for theatrical performances
OASIS THERAPEUTIC LIFE CENTERS (Semi-Finalist)

OASIS THERAPEUTIC LIFE CENTERS, INC 

MISSION STATEMENT 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 and Marketing material development
  • Weaving Instructor

IN KIND

  • Painter Indoor/Outdoor
  • Carpenter/Handyman
  • House cleaning service
  • Landscaping services

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • Zero Point Mowing Deck, Towing Trailer w/ load stabilizing hitch ($7,600)
  • Desktop Computer
  • Desk with hutch/extra drawer storage space
  • Large Appliances (commercial grade mixer, bun pan tower racks on wheels with trays)

SPECIFIC ITEMS

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Gift Cards, any amount for COSTCO, Tractor Supply, Amazon, Staples, Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, Home Depot, Lowes, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Gas station
  • Therapeutic Riding and horse care, $180 per session/ 6 riders each session
  • Video Production Classes, $360 per month
MONMOUTH ARTS (Semi-Finalist)

 

MONMOUTH ARTS

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

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Treats for Signs of Hope Family Celebration i.e. ice cream, donuts, chips etc.
  • $250 Breakfast Sponsorship for Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival
  • $500 Emerging Artist Scholarship for High School Senior pursuing career in arts       
  • $500 Lunch Sponsorship for the Monmouth County Senior Art Show

IN KIND

  • Printing support for postcards and signs
  • Space for Networking meetings and group gallery exhibitions
  • Window wrap to celebrate our 50th Anniversary

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • High end auction items for our annual Gala
  • Gala Sponsorships – $1,500 to $5,000
  • Teen Arts Festival Sponsorships – $250 to $1,000

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Behringer PMP1680S / B212XL Mains and Monitors PA Package – $1,000
  • New Apple MacBook Pro – $2,500
  • Canon Video Creator Kit – $1200
  • AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod – $26
MONMOUTH CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (Semi-Finalist)

MONMOUTH CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (2020 SEMI-FINALIST)

Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) is dedicated to ensuring a permanent legacy of open space and natural habitat by saving land, creating parks, preserving farmland, protecting wildlife, teaching environmental sustainability and safeguarding waterways throughout Monmouth County. MCF received accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2014, achieved reaccreditation in 2019, and has collaboratively preserved more than 22,500 acres of open space and farmland throughout Monmouth County. Founded in 1977, MCF is commemorating 43 years partnering with others to provide green space to the residents of a county that continues to be under significant residential and commercial development and redevelopment pressure.

Amanda Brockwell, Deputy Executive Director
abrockwell@monmouthconservation.org
732-671-7000

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Board Members with financial, education, or marketing background
  • Committee members with an environmental science and education background

IN KIND 

  • Space to hold board meetings (approximately 30 people) once in-person events resume.
  • Space to hold fundraising events. For example – Bell Works, or other corporate space.

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • Underwrite the cost of bringing a Tower Garden into a classroom at approximately $1,200 per unit.
  • Any potential auction items that would be appealing to supporters. For example, bikes, technology, outdoor items.

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • New camera or video equipment that would allow us to take high resolution photos.
  • Video camera mounts for PC screens

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Amazon gift cards to purchase supplies for education programs in schools.
  • Underwrite the cost of purchasing seed starts for a classroom for the Tower Garden ($50-$100)
MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION (Semi-Finalist)

 

 

 

Monmouth Medical Center Foundation – The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)

Mission: To meet the health care needs of our community by providing cost-effective quality care.  To educate present and future generations of health care providers.  To provide a continuum of regional tertiary care.

The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), is a safe haven for pregnant and new moms as well as their families, helping thousands of women. Located in Monmouth County it is the only such center in New Jersey, and one of just 20 nationwide. Perinatal Mood Disorders are the most common complication of childbirth, affecting approximately 1 in 5 women, and are temporary and treatable. We have individual therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Maternal Mental Health Nurses, Creative Art Therapists all here under one roof. Women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss as well as women undergoing infertility treatment have a place for care here too.

Doreen Fogel
Doreen.fogel@rwjbh.org
732-570-2536

WISH LIST ITEMS

VOLUNTEERS

  • Childcare – to mind the children during the program day.

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Wall stickers with positive affirmations
  • Small, framed positive affirmations
  • Welcoming and inspiring Wall art
  • Tote bag with our imprint for “graduation” Qty. 500
  • Book: “Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts” by Karen Kleinman Qty. 500
  • Small refrigerator for snacks throughout the program day for moms
  • Pinch me therapy dough
  • Artistro Paint pens

DONATION AMOUNTS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • $20 for 1-positive affirmations Wall decals; need qty. 20
  • $20 for 1- Small, framed positive affirmations; need qty. 20
  • $50 for 1 piece of Welcoming and inspiring Wall art; need qty.10
  • $1,000 for Tote bags with our imprint for “graduation”
  • $15 for 1 Book: “Good Moms Have Bad Thoughts” by Karen Kleinman; need qty. 500
  • $400 for 1 Small refrigerator for snacks; need qty. 1
  • $29.95 for 1 container of Pinch me therapy dough; need qty. 10
  • $15.99 for 1 pack of Paint pens; need qty. 10
MONMOUTH MUSEUM (Finalist)

Monmouth Museum

The Monmouth Museum’s mission is to present changing exhibitions in art, history and science to educate and entertain, while providing a destination for creative expression and lifelong learning to the diverse community it serves.

Erika Hellstrom, Deputy Executive Director
cell: 347-659-5097    email: ehellstrom@monmouthmuseum.org

WISH LIST

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sponsorship Opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
    All sponsorship opportunities come w/ exclusive recognition both online and in Museum.
    For more information on any of these, please reach out. We can also build a custom sponsor level based on your giving or marketing interests.  Below are some available:
    • Robot Long-Term Educational Exhibit Sponsor (multi-year recognition): $5,000
      We are planning an amazing, long-term exhibit with robots donated by a Rutgers University Professor. There are many exhibit set-up costs and supplies needed.
    • App Development Underwriter (multi-year recognition): $5,000
      Now more than ever, we are interested in creating an app for the Museum. It would truly help us in keeping art in our community during the pandemic. Anyone could access the app. Children would have interactive games and all could access online tours, exhibits, and will feature translation.
    • Becker Children’s Wing Lighting Sponsor (multi-year recognition): $2,500
      We look to upgrade the lighting to LED lighting in our Becker Children’s Wing. While much of the cost can be covered through rebate programs for energy- saving measures, there are still costs we need to cover that are not budgeted.

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Gift Cards of any amount!
    We would gladly accept donations of gift cards. Whether you are able to purchase or perhaps you have never gotten around to using it, there are so many stores that we could purchase needed art supplies for Green Arts Studios, get gardening supplies for our nature center, or iPads for our socially distanced check in. Examples include AC Moore, Michael’s & Amazon.
  • In- Kind Donation of TRAINS! (& Volunteers too!) We are looking for in-kind donations of trains for our annual holiday train exhibit!
  • General donations to our Annual Fund
    By supporting the Monmouth Museum’s Annual Fund, you make it possible for us tosustain quality and vital programming, as well as introduce new initiatives! Visit www.MonmouthMuseum.org/Fund for more information or to make a gift.
PARKER FAMILY HEALTH CENTER (Semi-Finalist)

PARKER FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

The Mission of the Parker Family Health Center is to operate a free health care facility where Monmouth County residents who do not have health insurance or the ability to pay for medical care can be treated with dignity and compassion.

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

WISH LIST

  • Food Gift Cards (Shoprite / Foodtown/ Acme / Stop and Shop)
  • Staples
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disposable masks
  • EZ touch Glucometers/Blood sugar monitors and test strips for Diabetes control
  • Testing supplies for:
    • Strep throat
    • Urine Testing
    • Pregnancy testing
SCAN (Semi-Finalist)


SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITES NETWORK (SCAN)

SCAN’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all adults aged 50+ living in Monmouth and Ocean Counties through socialization, education, technology, and assistance with community resources.

SCAN is a non-profit founded in 1988 that uses education and technology to create an environment where the aging population can continue to grow intellectually, as well as physically and emotionally, thereby allowing older adults to thrive – not just survive.

Pat Bohse, Executive Director
pbohse@scannj.org
732-542-1326

VOLUNTEERS 

  • Spanish translator to help in filling out Benefit Enrollment applications in Freehold Borough and other towns with large numbers of Spanish-speaking residents.
  • Volunteer that have Salesforce Administrator experience to help with upgrading our use of Salesforce.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • $500 scholarship for low income seniors to attend our signature 10 week Successful Aging & Technology Program where we provide free Tablets.

LARGER GIFTS/DONATIONS

  • AED Defibrillator & training for staff

SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Android tablets: 8 or 10” – $150 – $200.  These tablets would be used to help seniors get connected.  They have been left out of most communications during this emergency.
  • Gift cards in $25. Denominations to give to seniors in need of food or medicine
  • Desk Chair on wheels with mid-back support – black. Has integrated adjustable lumbar support bar for ideal back posture. $329.
TWO RIVER THEATRE (Semi-Finalist)

TWO RIVER THEATER COMPANY

Two River Theater is committed to creating Great American Theater by developing and producing new works along with world masterpieces that richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We produce up to eight theatrical shows each year; a robust education program that serves all ages; and an audience engagement program, Inside Two River, through which we offer 40+ community events at our two-theater complex and around Monmouth County. Each year, we serve thousands of students and community members through arts and humanities programs at the theater, in schools, and throughout our region

Denyse Reed
dreed@trtc.org
732-345-1400 ext. 1820

WISH LIST ITEMS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Production sponsorship for Two River Theater’s first A LITTLE MUSICAL: MIDDLE SCHOOL MYSTERIES and other Two River Theater productions. Benefits include invitations to Opening Nights, discount and complimentary tickets, and access to event space.
  • Sponsorships for virtual and in-person fundraising events (when we can safely gather again). Benefits include tickets and recognition opportunities.

SPECIFIC ITEMS 

  • Gift certificates of any amount to Best Buy to purchase laptops for students wanting to participate in our virtual arts education programs but may not have access to a computer.
  • Gift certificates of any amount to Michael’s have to off set Education Dept. costs to purchase materials for students to participants in Education programs at home.
  • 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 through our No Seats Empty program.
  • $1,000 will allow Two River to purchase no-touch thermometers to help ensure that we can safely and effectively open our doors to the public.
  • $600 will help pay for a yearly Zoom subscription to allow Two River to offer virtual meetings.
  • $450 would allow Two River Theater reach our goal of procuring disposable surgical masks for our 2020/21 season
  • $400 will help pay for 2 school busses to transport students to a student matinee performance of A LITTLE MUSICAL: MIDDLE SCHOOL MYSTERIES through No Seats Empty.
  • $100 will help purchase Teaching Supplies for our Professional Development Series: The ART of Social Justice.
  • $90 will help pay for one month of our Remote Access Server to support Two River staff working from home.
YOUNG AUDIENCES (Semi-Finalist)

YOUNG AUDIENCES 

Young Audiences’ mission is to inspire young people and to expand their learning through the arts.

Ann Betterton
abetterton@yanjep.org
609-243-9000

WISH LIST ITEMS

CAPACITY: Help us grow our capacity to serve more children, teachers, and families with outcome-driven arts education programs.

  • Serve as a Board Member: Trustees believe in the mission and work to grow our impact. ($ priceless)
  • Host a Friend-Raising Event: Help educate your network about Young Audiences and our work with students and teachers. You supply refreshments and invite your friends and YA provides an arts-infused 20-minute program. ($1,000)
  • Be an Arts Education Ambassador: Help us grow our reach by making an introduction to a teacher, principal, or educator. ($0)

ARTIST INNOVATION FUND: Help us create new and innovative arts programs that respond to educational advancements, anti-racism, social justice, health and wellness, and social and emotional learning.

  • Program Supplements: Fund an artist to create a virtual supplement to a program: video, audio and other digital materials that help extend the arts engagement experience beyond the program delivery. ($500)

REACH EVERY CHILD: Help students in underfunded communities connect with their own creativity. YA programs often provide many children with their first interaction with a live artistic experience.

  • School-wide Programs: Give the gift of inspiration and creativity. Funds support programs (performance and/or hands-on workshops) for a school community. ($500-$1,500)
  • Arts Supplies: Many residencies, workshops, and family programs require materials. Support funds the per student materials fee. ($50 and up)