October 24, 2013

On the eve of our the first-ever Leadership Newark (LN) Public Policy Summit, we are excited to announce that the following organizations and corporations have signed on to sponsor the Summit!


For more than 135 years, Prudential Financial, Inc., has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Today, we are one of the world’s largest financial services institutions with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. We also have one of the most recognized and trusted brand symbols: The Rock ®, an icon of strength, stability, expertise, and innovation. We strive to create long-term value for our stakeholders through strong business fundamentals, consistent with our mission guided by our vision and directed by our company’s core values. We are committed to keeping our promises and to doing business the right way.



Rutgers University in Newark is one of three campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a public research university which is one of the 61 members of the Association of American Universities. Rutgers- Newark officially came into existence in 1946, when the New Jersey State Legislature voted to make the University of Newark part of Rutgers University. R-N’s roots, however, date back to 1908 when the New Jersey Law School first opened its doors. Rutgers-Newark is comprised of eight schools: Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College – Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration, College of Nursing, School of Criminal Justice, Graduate School – Newark, Rutgers School of Law – Newark, and Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick. Approximately 350 doctoral and law degrees, 800 master’s degrees and 1,200 baccalaureate degrees are awarded each year.



Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), is one of the largest combined electric and gas companies in the United States and is also New Jersey’s oldest and largest publicly owned utility. The Public Service Corporation was formed in 1903 by amalgamating more than 400 gas, electric and transportation companies in New Jersey. It was renamed Public Service Electric and Gas Company in 1948. PSE&G is the largest subsidiary of PSEG.


Newark Alliance

The Newark Alliance is a non-profit organization founded by leaders from some of New Jersey’s major corporations to support the broader needs of the Newark community. Since our inception in 1999, we have focused on creating partnerships with key stakeholders to address issues of high priority to advance Newark’s revitalization with the goal of improving economic conditions and public education in the state’s largest city.


Victoria Foundation

Victoria Foundation is a private grantmaking institution, which was founded in 1924 by Mr. Hendon Chubb in honor of his mother, Victoria Eddis Chubb. Since the early 1960’s the Foundation’s trustees have targeted giving to programs that impact the cycle of poverty in Newark, New Jersey. In the 1970’s, a second priority was initiated to protect the environment throughout the state of New Jersey. Within Newark, funded projects address K-12 education reform, neighborhood revitalization, and strengthening youth and families.



Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and more than 12,000 ATMs and the Internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally.


Newark Charter School Fund

Established in April of 2008, the Newark Charter School Fund makes grants to support the quality and sustainability of Newark’s charter schools. NCSF is funded and governed by national education foundations and works closely in its grant-making activities with local Newark foundations and stakeholders. NCSF makes grants to charter schools and to nonprofit organizations that support charter schools. NCSF is dedicated to improving Newark’s charter schools and generally to creating a thriving public school sector in Newark that prepares all Newark public school students for college and work.



Verizon is a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work and play.


The Schumann Fund For New Jersey

In 1988, Florence Schumann and her children created the Schumann Fund for New Jersey to continue the lifelong philanthropy of Mrs. Schumann and her husband, John. The Schumann Fund for New Jersey traces its roots to the Florence and John Schumann Foundation.


University Hospital

A statewide healthcare asset for New Jersey, University Hospital is home to Northern New Jersey’s Level I Trauma Center and to specialty programs such as the Center for Liver Diseases, which attracts patients from across the state. University Hospital is a model venue for the integration of education and research to promote breakthrough discoveries in healthcare. As the primary teaching hospital for New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey Dental School and other Newark-based healthcare programs, University Hospital is uniquely positioned to help advance extraordinary scientific discoveries in Newark, NJ.


United Way of West Essex and Hudson

Founded in 1923, United Way of Essex and West Hudson is a non-profit organization that seeks to address the root causes of community concerns by aligning resources to best meet the needs of individuals, children and families through its service-area.


Newark Regional Business Partnership

Newark Regional Business Partnership is a broad-based member organization that offers a range of services to strengthen the region’s business infrastructure and revitalize New Jersey’s largest city. NRBP delivers value in four ways:

Connecting members through frequent networking and brokered introductions

Informing members through high quality education, training, and information services

Advocating for business and economic development-friendly public policies and projects to enhance the region’s competitiveness

Revitalizing the Greater Newark region through one-on-one member support and a full spectrum of activity to promote economic growth


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