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Andy Fraizer Hired As New CFSJ Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) is pleased to announce that Anthony “Andy” Fraizer will become the organization’s new Executive Director effective March 19, 2018.  Fraizer will fill the position previously held by Sidney Hargro who left in July 2017 to become Executive Director for the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia.

Fraizer, a native of Indiana, comes to CFSJ after serving as Executive Director of Prosperity Indiana for 10 years.  As a community economic development intermediary, Prosperity Indiana supports a network of organizations in developing comprehensive solutions that engage local leadership to generate private and public investment.  Prosperity Indiana members are nonprofit organizations working alongside partners in government and private enterprise to build vital communities and support resilient families.  The organization’s services include consulting, training, grant making, public policy advocacy, and networking to achieve its mission.  Fraizer previously worked as Director of Community Development and Assistant Controller for the City of Indianapolis.

Fraizer received his BA (’98) in Political Science and Social Studies Education from Indiana State University and an MPA in Public Management from Indiana University-Indianapolis (’05).  Fraizer was a Fannie Mae Fellow in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and graduate of the Achieving Excellence Executive Education program at the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.  Fraizer is also a Byron Fellow, a community of leaders with a vision to create a renaissance in the health of human and natural communities.  He is an active volunteer who has served on several local and national Boards, including the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations, for which he is currently treasurer.

“After a national search, and considering many national and local candidates, we are certain that Andy’s qualifications and experience combine well to meet the needs of our growing foundation,” said CFSJ Board Chair John C. Connell.  “We’ve come a long way since 2009, when Ford Foundation provided seed money to launch Community Foundation of South Jersey.  We are confident Andy’s strong community focus will greatly expand CFSJ’s ability to create impactful, local change driven by increased philanthropic investment.”

About Community Foundation of South Jersey
CFSJ works with charitable-minded people to make impactful decisions about the money they donate. CFSJ serves the eight-county South Jersey region, from Ocean to Cape May counties, managing donor-advised funds for individuals, families, businesses and communities.  Currently, CFSJ manages assets of $21 million in donor-advised funds.  Along with our fund-holders, CFSJ has issued more than $7 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships.

Joseph E. Murphy Joins CFSJ Board of Directors

Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) is proud to announce the addition of Joseph E. Murphy, PC to the Board of Directors. Murphy is the Director of Public Policy for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and is well known for his active participation in community initiatives in Haddonfield, NJ.

Murphy practices law in the compliance and ethics field and has done work in this area on six continents. He is an internationally recognized expert on this topic, and was also co-founder of Integrity Interactive Corporation, one of the world’s top online compliance training firms (now part of SAI Global). He has written numerous books and articles about compliance programs. In addition to his professional activities, he is a past recipient of Haddonfield’s “Citizen of the Year” award, Founder of Dance Haddonfield and The Friends of the Indian King Tavern. In 2017, Murphy received the Alfred Driscoll award from the Haddonfield Civic Association for outstanding service in the Borough of Haddonfield.   He sits on the boards of the Haddonfield Foundation and the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust. He is also a member of the Historical Society of Haddonfield and the Haddonfield Rotary Club.

“We’re fortunate to add Joe’s passion for community to our Board of Directors,” said CFSJ Board Chair John C. Connell. “He has a strong history of volunteerism and is highly-regarded in his field. We anticipate benefitting greatly from his knowledge and experience.”

About Community Foundation of South Jersey
CFSJ works with charitable-minded people to make impactful decisions about the money they donate. CFSJ serves the eight-county South Jersey region, from Ocean to Cape May counties, managing donor-advised funds for individuals, families, businesses and communities. Currently, CFSJ manages the assets of $21 million in donor-advised funds, and along with our fund-holders, has issued more than $7 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships.

Impact100 South Jersey Raises $74k To Award to A Local Non-profit

A group of South Jersey women have raised $74,000 through a newly created collective giving initiative called Impact100 South Jersey.  A single grant in that amount will be awarded in June to one deserving nonprofit in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester or Cumberland Counties.  Impact100 South Jersey launched in September with the goal of raising $100,000 to be given to one organization.  The members will choose which nonprofit will receive the grant during their annual meeting on June 26th.

Impact100 is a global women’s collective giving initiative that combines the financial resources, expertise and talents of women who want to generate transformative change in their own communities.  There are dozens of Impact 100s throughout the United States and several more in Australia.  The model is simple.  Each member contributes $1,000.  Volunteer members then vet local organizations that apply.

Nonprofit organizations with annual budgets between $300,000 and $5 million are invited to apply for Impact100 South Jersey’s first grant.  These proposals must fit within three focus areas:  Women, Children and Families; Arts and Culture; Education and Professional Development.

Grant Information Session for interested non-profits will be held Tuesday, January 23 at 10 AM at the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, Haddon Township Branch, 15 MacArthur Blvd. in Westmont, NJ.  Attendance is not required to be considered for the grant.

Impact100 South Jersey was born out of a gathering of women hosted by Community Foundation of South Jersey in 2015. “The women who attended expressed the desire to have an impact on organizations that serve their community, but they that felt being a philanthropist was out of reach,” said Kyle Ruffin, a founding member. “Impact100 is a tested, well-thought out model that puts philanthropy within reach for women at different income levels,” Ruffin added.

Impact100 South Jersey is one of four Impact100s in New Jersey, but the only one exclusively focused on South Jersey.

“It is important for us to have an impact where we live,” Ruffin added. “Our group is eager to support smaller organizations that compete for funding with larger, better-resourced organizations and non-profits from other parts of our region.”

For more information about Impact100 South Jersey, visit impact100sj.org or email info@impact100sj.org.

Pictured:  Seated (l-r) Impact100 SJ Members Kyle Ruffin, Cynthia Quinton, Judy Greenberg, Jenn Delmonte.  Standing (l-r) Amy Leis, Kim Moon, Patti Withington, Barbara Little, Theresa DiVietro, Nancy Weber and Lee Albright