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  • Jon Bon Jovi Honored with Lifetime Philanthropy Award

    04/28/15

    This past Saturday, April 25th, Jon Bon Jovi was honored for his lifetime accomplishments at the 36th Annual Common Wealth Awards ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware. The awards recognized individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors.

    The 2015 Common Wealth Award recipients were:
    Jon Bon Jovi, lead singer of Grammy Award-winning rock band and humanitarian, for Public Service;
    Edward Norton, award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and philanthropist, for Public Service;
    Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, for Mass Communications.

  • The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the Peoples Pantry (Inspire NJ), and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Join Forces to Form the B.E.A.T. Center

    04/14/15

    With initial philanthropic support from The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, The B.E.A.T. Center will provide assistance and support services aimed to end hunger in Ocean County; also house FoodBank satellite location, permanent home of The Peoples Pantry and second location of JBJ Soul

    TOMS RIVER, NJ (April 14, 2015) – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (FoodBank), The Peoples Pantry (INSPIRE NJ), and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (JBJSF) announced today the formation of The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together), a community hub where families and individuals in need can access food, job training and other resources that aim to end the cyclical cause of hunger in Ocean County, N.J.

  • Monmouth County’s 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. Breaks Ground on State’s Largest Safe House for Victims of Domestic

    03/03/15

    Lt. Governor Guadagno Lauds Efforts to Keep NJ Families Safe
    Major Funders Recognized for support of the Project

    WALL, NJ – With hardhats and shovels, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. Executive Director Anna Diaz-White, elected officials and major donors ceremoniously broke ground on 180’s new safe house, the largest shelter for victims of domestic violence in the State of New Jersey. The event was hosted at the headquarters of New Jersey Natural Gas, one of the shelter’s major donors. In addition, other major donors, including the Verizon Foundation/HopeLine, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, and the Faith and James Knight Foundation, each contributed $100,000 toward the completion of the shelter.

  • JBJ Soul Kitchen Sponsors Spoon Full of Hope in Monmouth County

    02/24/15

    Union Beach community restaurant reopens, provides much-needed boost to town as it continues to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy

    RED BANK, N.J. (FEBRUARY 24, 2015) – The JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant, a program of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Spoon Full of Hope, a non-profit community restaurant and outreach program of Gateway Church of Christ. The “JBJ Soul Kitchen Sponsors Spoon Full of Hope” pop-up location began serving meals in Union Beach at Union Hose Fire Co. #1 in January. Dinner is served on Wednesdays with seating at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

  • Happy Holidays from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation!

    12/08/14

    This holiday season, give the gift of giving by donating to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in honor of your co-workers, employees, friends, or loved ones. By using our “Give a Gift” function, they will receive an email with a personal message from you notifying them that a donation was made in their name!

  • Jon Bon Jovi Receives Marian Anderson Award

    11/19/14

    Jon Bon Jovi, founder and front man for the iconic band Bon Jovi and Chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, accepted the 2014 Marian Anderson Award last evening during a gala dinner and concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. The singer, songwriter, actor, and producer, known for his philanthropy, has a long history of civic and humanitarian outreach.

  • Jon Bon Jovi Lends Support to Help NJ Middle Class

    11/11/14

    Jon Bon Jovi, Chairman of the JBJ Soul Foundation, was on hand Monday to lend his support to a new organization whose goal is to help rebuild New Jersey’s middle class.

  • JBJ Soul Kitchen 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

    10/10/14

    Mark your calendars and join us for 3 days of events at Soul Kitchen!

    In celebration of three wonderful years at Soul Kitchen, we are hosting three days of special events as a thank you to everyone who has supported our mission and welcomed us into the community. We hope that you will join us – all events are rain or shine and are open to the public, you do not need to dine at Soul Kitchen to participate. We will be open our normal hours during most of this celebration week.

  • JBJSF Celebrates Grand Opening of Merrick Hall

    07/31/14

    New Building Brings Brighter Futures for More Young Mothers and Their Children

    Philadelphia – When Jon Bon Jovi first stepped on Northern Children’s Services campus about ten years ago, he recognized the beauty in one particular building, Merrick Hall. Today, Merrick Hall opened its doors back up again for the first time at the Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony.

  • Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Marian Anderson Award

    07/23/14

    The JBJ Soul Foundation would like to congratulate our Board Chairman, Jon Bon Jovi, on being named this year’s recipient of the Marian Anderson Award.