The awarding of a $180,000 grant from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has brought to a close the Fund the Future Capital Campaign of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County.
The grant is the largest award JFCS has received for the campaign, which began in 2014 and has allowed the agency to expand and renovate its office space and enhance service delivery to clients.
The capital campaign was also supported by individual, corporate, government, and foundation donors committed to JFCS’s mission and work in greater Mercer County and Lower Bucks County, Pa.
Through the campaign, JFCS reconfigured and renovated its office space at 707 Alexander Rd. in Princeton and was able to purchase and renovate a second office suite in the same building. The campaign has also enabled the agency to expand its core areas — Senior Services, Clinical/Mental Health Counseling, Case Management, Community Programs & Services, and Volunteer Services — and allowed JFCS to host more on-site support groups, meetings, and professional development and training sessions.
“Thanks to the generous and impactful Weinberg Foundation grant and donations from all our valued Fund the Future Campaign donors, JFCS is able to increase the number of clients we can serve and expand our scope of services to clients and members of the community,” said JFCS president Audrey D. Wisotsky. The new and upgraded facilities, she added, “will allow us to continue to be a premier social service agency in central Jersey.”
JFCS executive director Linda Meisel expressed the agency’s gratitude in establishing a relationship with the Weinberg Foundation of Owings Mills, Md., “a leading national foundation, for its support of the campaign and JFCS’s valuable work to sustain vulnerable members of the Greater Mercer County community.”