CAMDEN, NJ (May 21, 2015) – Two nationally recognized leaders in civic justice and equality received honorary degrees from Rutgers University–Camden during a Convocation and Graduate Commencement ceremony held at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden at 9 a.m. today.
It’s the final push, and thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Phoenix Pass, Inc., will break ground on the new apartment units for temporarily homeless women and their children on Thursday, May 14 at 10 a.m., at the Conyers complex.
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
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 Kitchen
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.