2022 Gala Nominees
Lifetime Achiever Award recipient – Peter and Kathleeen Wise;
Celebration of Life – Dick Cunningham;
Celebration of Life - Dennis McClary;
Organization Award recipient – East Windsor Green Team;
Organization Award recipient – Hightstown Women’s Club;
Business Award recipient – Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.
Better Beginnings Child Development Center is a Non-Profit 501-c(3) organization founded in 1967 to provide high quality, affordable child care for working parents in the Hightstown-
East Windsor area of Mercer County, NJ. It has been consistently evaluated as an "excellent and innovative" program by state, county, and peer organizations.
About the Investors Foundation
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $22 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. The Investors Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enrich the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves. To date, the Foundation has dispensed more than $15 million to support initiatives ranging from community and civic improvements to the fight against diseases. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About the Community Foundation:
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 $182 million in assets and made grants of more than $149 million, including $21 million in 2018.
Learn more at https://pacf.org
About the Burke Foundation:
The Burke Foundation is a private foundation based in Princeton, New Jersey.
It funds transformative early childhood initiatives to foster the healthy development of families and communities in New jersey. The Burke Foundation focuses on three key areas: healthy pregnancies and births, positive parent-child relationships and high quality early care and learning. Learn more at https://burkefoundation.org
About the Fund for Women and Girls:
Founded in 1998, the Fund for Women and Girls is a group of members dedicated to improving the lives of economically vulnerable girls and women in greater Mercer County. Over the past 20 years, the FWG has raised over $1 million and made over $800,000 in grants to programs supporting women and girls in our community. In 2017, the Fund for Women and Girls invested over $100,000 in organizations that allow women and girls the opportunity to reach their full potential. Learn more at: