Improving Our Environment and Our Community
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:
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
On May 17, 2014 the New Jersey Conservation Foundation held its Field & Fashion program, which raised funds towards preserving open space, farmland, and natural resources. Over 400 guests attended the event, which was held at Cedar Lane Farm in Oldwick. The fundraiser featured a horse parade representing a variety of equestrian disciplines, and showcased how horses and the preservation of rural landscapes are vitally important to New Jersey’s economy. As a contributing supporter, JM Sorge helped bring entertainment and educational resources to the fundraiser attendees. Visit www.njconservation.org for more information.
TEAM Charter Schools
JMS supported the Friends of TEAM Charter Schools’ eighth annual Be The Change Celebration. The event raised $2 million in funding which will go towards multiple objectives, such as supporting Life and Revolution Academies, serving a greater number of students, constructing new classrooms, and sending more students to college. TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More, and 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 https://kippnj.org/schools/team-academy/ for more information.
New York League of Conservation Voters
On May 19, the New York League of Conservation Voters hosted their 2014 Spring Gala. The 25th anniversary of the event paid tribute to the late Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff, and featured an appearance by former Governor George E. Pataki. By supporting this event, JM Sorge helped NYLCV realize their mission of educating the public, evaluating the performance of elected officials, and electing for the environment. Visit www.nylcv.org for more information.
NJ Club Foundation
The New Jersey Club Foundation held their annual Charity Golf Outing on August 11 at the Upper Montclair Golf Club. As an event supporter, JM Sorge assisted them in raising funds for various causes, such as Shelter Our Sisters, university student chapter programs, NJ Club Managers Association manager education, and student scholarships. Visit www.njcma.org for more information.
Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family
In December 2014, JMS participated in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program. The program matches impoverished families with sponsors to provide for their tangible needs during the holiday season. JMS was matched with three local families, and donated all of the families’ requested Christmas gifts. The presents were organized and distributed at the Bound Brook Salvation Army. A total of 372 families were adopted in 2014, which is more than double the total from 2013. JMS is thankful to help the program grow, and looks forward to participating next year. Visit https://newjersey.salvationarmy.org/NewJersey for more information.
Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation
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 https://www.makenoise4kids.org/index2.php for more information.
The Trust for Public Land
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 https://www.tpl.org/ for more information.
Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County, NJ
The Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County held their Generations Gala on May 29. Honoring Jim and Anita Ventantonio and Peapack-Gladstone Bank for their support of the Adult Day Care Center, the event raised 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. Visit https://www.adultdaycenter.org for more information.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH
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. Visit https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/kinder-key for more information.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach, and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this disease. By supporting the network, JM Sorge is assisting in raising funds for comprehensive private research and advocating for dedicated federal research. Visit https://www.pancan.org/ for more information.