May 5, 2017: 11:30 AM — 01:30 PM

Mercer Oaks Golf Course
West Windsor


Thriving Women, Thriving Communities  

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Early Investment in our Children

Join us on May 5 for lunch and a panel discussion about the role of early investments in our children as we work to break the cycle of poverty.

Registration: 11:30 AM

Keynote and Panel Discussion: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Place: Mercer Oaks Golf Course, 725 Village Road West, West Windsor, NJ

Cost: $40 per person (no portion is tax-deductible.)

Table sponsorships are also available. Tables seat 10 people.

Leader: $5,000 Sold Out!

Patron: $2,500

Supporter: $1,000

Read more about our event program here.

Meet our keynote speaker, moderator and panelists:

Jacqueline JonesJacqueline Jones is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Child Development in New York City; Dr. Jones served as senior advisor on early learning at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration. She was also assistant commissioner for the NJ Department of Education and worked as a senior research scientist at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton.


Ingrid Reed


Ingrid Reed is the retired Director of the New Jersey Project at Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Before joining Eagleton, she was vice president for public affairs at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Ms. Reed also served as an assistant dean at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.


Ana Berdecia_colorAna Berdecia is a senior fellow/director at the Center for Positive Development of Urban Children at the Watkins Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University. She previously was executive director of the Puerto Rican Community Day Care Center in Trenton. Ms. Berdecia also serves on the Board of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.



Sarah StewardSarah Steward is the Chief Operating Officer at HomeFront, a non-profit agency dedicated to ending family homelessness and breaking the cycle of poverty for families in Central New Jersey. She also has served as deputy chief of staff and district director for former Congressman Rush Holt. Ms. Steward currently is a Councilwoman in Ewing.

Tickets and Table Sponsorships

To purchase a table sponsorship, visit our donate page here, and choose the orange “support a specific fund” button. Enter the sponsorship amount and specify “Fund for Women and Girls Lunch Sponsor.” Then email your guest list to Myriam Padro.

This event is sponsored by BNY Wealth Management.

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