As a company, JM Sorge is dedicated to providing practical solutions to complex environmental problems. As a community member, we are committed to making meaningful contributions to our community by lending support to environmental causes and community organizations. Some of the events and organizations we support include:
JMS teamed up with the Salvation Army to spread some holiday cheer to those less fortunate than us.
On October 1, 2016, the Women’s Association of NJPAC will host their Spotlight Gala. The event is held to promote, fund, and advocate for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. JM Sorge’s support for the Spotlight Gala helps NJPAC continue to bring live performances and its Arts Education program to the surrounding community.
On May 16, the New York League of Conservation Voters hosted their Spring Gala. This event honored Stephen Ross and Related Companies for their extraordinary environmental efforts that are at the forefront of sustainable design, construction and building management. In addition, the NYLCV Education Fund honored the New Jewish Home. By supporting this event, JM Sorge continues to help NYLCV realize their mission of electing for the environment.
The Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County will hold their Generations Gala on June 9. Honoring Neil Van Cleef for his tireless support of the Adult Day Care Center, the event hopes to raise awareness and funds for the services it provides. JM Sorge supports ADCC and recognizes the importance of providing assistance and care to community members in the later stages of their lives.
JM Sorge is a contributing supporter of the New Jersey Land Conservation Rally. The Rally is a statewide conservation training event. Attendees include a diverse community that works to protect threatened natural areas and farmland through land acquisition and stewardship. The community includes land conservation nonprofits, state agencies, county and municipal governments, private companies, the federal government and other organizations. The Rally provides an opportunity for the conservation community to dialogue about strategies to promote strong New Jersey land use policies and to forge partnerships to help safeguard water and other natural resources. JMS’ contributions help bring workshops, educational sessions and networking opportunities to rally attendees.
JMS will support the KIPP New Jersey’s ninth annual Be The Change Celebration. The event raises funding for multiple objectives, such as supporting Life and Revolution Academies, serving a greater number of students, constructing new classrooms, and sending more students to college. KIPP is dedicated to ensuring students’ academic growth and college goals. In December 2014, Peter Sorge, VP at JM Sorge, visited with 10th grade students at the TEAM Newark Collegiate Academy (NCA) High School. Peter shared his own journey with the students, discussing his path from high school to college to his current career. In this way, Peter was able to share the value of going to college and explain the connection between majors and careers. Visit http://kippnj.org/schools/team-academy/ for more information.
The Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation distributes funding to pediatric cancer research facilities and promotes awareness through fund raising activities. The foundation was started in 2008 by Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10. As a continuing supporter, JM Sorge assists the foundation in raising vital funds for research, and shining a light on this very important issue. Visit http://www.makenoise4kids.org/index2.php for more information.
The Trust for Public Land’s mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy communities for generations to come. The organization creates close-to-home parks and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to connect with nature. As a continuing supporter, JM Sorge assists the Trust for Public Land in helping communities raise funds for conservation, acquiring and protecting land, and renovating existing parks, gardens, and playgrounds. Visit http://www.tpl.org/ for more information.
JM Sorge was a gold sponsor of the 14th Annual Hull & Associates Charity Memorial Golf Outing. This event raised $57,000 for Kinder Key of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. Kinder Key is an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and provides financial and volunteer support for the Heart Center, one of the largest and most advanced cardiac centers in the United States. Visithttp://www.nationwidechildrens.org/kinder-key for more information.
Ramapo College Foundation – Distinguished Citizens Dinner
Somerset County 4-H Association – Fair Sponsor
Somerset County Board of Agriculture
JM Sorge remains committed to improving not only the environment but also the community we live in and will continue to support important environmental and community causes and organizations in the future.