Holistic Family Strategy Introduced in South Jersey
The Foundation becomes fully funded in 2009, enabling it to begin implementing a larger grant strategy targeting Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties in rural Southern New Jersey. Together with its trustees, the Foundation creates a plan to spend the entirety of its funds by 2022 with a goal to transform how social services for families are delivered in the region. The Foundation hires its first Executive Director, Colleen Maguire, in 2010 and begins holding meetings with government officials, elected officials, religious leaders, nonprofits, businesses and involved citizens to uncover strengths and challenges in each county. Workgroups formed to discuss using innovative strategies to address local challenges.