Financial Highlights

The work of NCJW/Essex is possible only with the generous contributions of our donors and supporters. We strive for diversity in funding to create long-term financial stability and to allow us to direct your dollars to ensure our mission continues for years to come.


Chai Circle donors provide a strong and sustaining annual commitment that allows the organization to operate and thrive. Chai Circle grew this year with the addition of a new giving tier, and benefits that highlight the value of Chai Circle members’ overall support in meaningful ways throughout the year.


Over the next few years, the transfer of generational wealth will reach historic levels including planned giving to charitable causes and organizations. Generations Society is an opportunity for NCJW/Essex members to support our organization through planned giving. We are grateful to the more than 20 members who have made this commitment. 


Donations from our Annual Campaign are highly valued as they support ongoing programming and operational and other expenses. This year’s
theme of “Be Engaged, Be Hopeful, Be Generous” encouraged our donors
to “be” all of the above and highlighted the many reasons to become involved in NCJW/Essex. 

100% Board Participation

According to BoardSource, less than half of nonprofits (49%) have 100% participation in board giving.

77.4% of Dollars
to Program Expenses (FY21-22)

The Better Business Bureau recommends that at least 65% of a nonprofit’s total expenses should be for program expenses.

We know the simple act of giving is an act of hope and an investment in our future. And, the simple act of giving this year has led to remarkable changes as we work to improve the lives of women, children and families in our community and safeguard individual rights and freedoms.
Lisa Santola
VP, Fund Development