The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce honored the Princeton Area Community Foundation with its Community Impact Leader Award in recognition of its “excellence in serving the citizens of the Mid-Jersey region” and its “great impact on the community.”
“We want to thank the MIDJersey Chamber for recognizing us with this award because Community Impact is at the center of our work,” said Carol P. Herring, the Community Foundation’s Chair of the Board of Trustees. “The grants we make are investments in the future of communities.”
The Community Foundation was presented with the award Thursday during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.
“We are pleased to honor the Princeton Area Community Foundation with the MIDJersey Chamber’s Community Impact Award. They are a valued partner in the community and steadfast in their support of non-profit organizations in our area,” said Robert D. Prunetti, the Chamber President & CEO. “Their leadership team has done a remarkable job in executing the mission and promoting a culture of charitable giving and social responsibility.”
Several hundred people, including elected officials and members of the business and nonprofit community, attended the Chamber’s 2016 Annual Awards Gala.
“For 25 years, the Community Foundation has served as a vital link between philanthropists and nonprofits, working together to build strong communities,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do in our region.”
The Community Impact Award was sponsored by: Clarke Caton Hintz, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP, Landit, Miller Porter & Muller, P.C., Segal LaBate Commercial Real Estate, and Stevens & Lee.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $120 million in assets and made grants of over $70 million, including $16 million in 2015.