Judith Glick Buckman Fund for the Future

PO Box 4725, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
info@jgbfundforthefuture.org

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Although the Fund is a fairly new organization, our Board members have over
forty years experience working for women's advancement in society.
Below is a fact sheet on the activities our Fund supports. To download this Fact Sheet, click here.

Fact Sheet

The Judith Glick Buckman Fund for the Future, Inc. (the "Fund") was incorporated in November 2014. The Fund is named after a woman who devoted more than 40 years of her life working for women's rights in southern New Jersey and beyond.

The Fund's purpose is to educate the community about the importance of women's contributions to all segments of American society, and the importance of the advancement of women's rights. This includes, but is not limited to, citizenship and participation in all aspects of a democratic society, public service, employment, education, Title IX athletics, family life, and volunteerism.

What Does the Fund Do?
The Fund raises money to assist with charitable activities and educational programs in our service area from Trenton to Cape May.

Activities Supported by the Fund Include:
* Cash awards to winners of an annual essay contest for middle and high school students on topics related to women's participation in education, public service and volunteerism;

* Speakers and presenters on topics such as women's entrepreneurship, girls and technology, women heroes of the civil rights movement, portraits of women in popular fiction, and WOMENS WAY (a funder of organizations that provide social services to women and families throughout Philadelphia and southern New Jersey).

* Public programs on "Maintaining Healthcare Insurance Following Divorce", "Human Trafficking and How to Combat It" and other topics.

* Films and videos about women in history including "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" (which led to the development of unions and safe labor practices); "Makers: Women Who Made America Parts 1-3"; and "Votes for Women" (C-SPAN award winning student documentary).

* Publicity for local Displaced Homemaker service organizations.

* Collaborated with the Southern Burlington County NAACP to hold three public "Conversations on Race in America".

* Sponsored seminars with the Burlington County League of Women Voters including "Why Aren't More Women in Politics?" as well as "Running and Winning" for high school girls to get them involved in the political process as voters, candidates or campaign officials (https://lwvnj.wordpress.com/tag/burlington-county).

* Scholarships and financial support for Alice Paul Institute's "Lead-A-Way" leadership program for teen-aged girls (http://www.alicepaul.org/programs) and AAUW/Stockton University's "Tech Trek STEM camp" (http://techtrek-nj.aauw.net) to expose eighth-grade girls to science, technology, engineering and math careers.