The YWCA Princeton has been awarded a $50,000 grant for technical assistance and support from The Bunbury Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation. The Bunbury Fund is a donor advised fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, created from the assets of the Bunbury Company, a private grant-making, charitable foundation formed by Dean Mathey in 1952.
Over 5,000 community members interact with YWCA Princeton annually, a number that continues to grow. YWCA Princeton’s programming takes place throughout Mercer County in four facilities (in Hamilton, Trenton, and two places in Princeton) and in seven elementary schools (in Princeton and Lawrence).
As part of the YWCA Princeton’s strategic plan, a significant overhaul of the IT infrastructure included the launch of a new website, cloud-based registration tools, and industry leading fundraising/financial systems. The Bunbury Fund grant will enable YWCA Princeton to further leverage the improved technological capacity with corresponding hardware for the sites and trainings for teachers and administrative staff.
“This grant will be used to update our hardware systems, including bringing tablets into all our sites for electronic attendance with digital parental/caregiver signatures, and cutting the administrative workload by more than fifty percent. Our teachers and staff will also benefit by learning technical skills that are valuable to their career development. Most importantly, it will be the parents and families that we serve, who will notice the difference with an online registration process that can be completed with a few clicks at home, and a payment system they can control,” said Julie Sullivan-Crowley, Director of Operations at YWCA Princeton.
About YWCA Princeton
Established in 1922, the YWCA Princeton is a not-for-profit organization with thousands of members, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. It serves Mercer County and Central NJ through educational and recreational classes, social services, advocacy, and leadership development. Programs include aquatics, arts and crafts, breast cancer resources, childcare, community events, dance, early childhood education, English as a Second Language, High School equivalency preparation and testing and a Newcomers group for those new to the area. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world with affiliates in over 120 countries and with 250 associations in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.ywcaprinceton.org.
About Princeton Area Community Foundation
The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $170 million in assets and made grants of more than $126 million, including $20 million in 2017.
For more information, visit www.pacf.org