Testimonials from Community Members
NORM NEIL, School Counts! Committee Chair
“All the funds stay right here. All this money stays at the college. It's good for my business. It's good for the families, it's good for the kids, and it's a win-win.
“There are lots of people out there who say, 'it really made a difference in my life'. And that's important. That's why I think School Counts! is so critical to this county, and certainly to this institution."
“If I can help this person, I'm going to get a benefit from it. The community is going to be better. I've got better prospects to hire people that I know are going to be good workers, and they're committed."
LILLY K EJZMAN, Donor and Foundation Board Member
“I believe that somebody $1 donation is as important as someone else's hundred or thousand or million… What might not be an astronomical amount to me can make such a huge difference in someone's life."
“When we (our family) started a scholarship and I was on stage for the first time handing a $500 scholarship to a student, I realized what that meant to her and her sincere thanks. I went, 'wow'. I said, it really does make a difference."
DAVE HEMPLE, CEO of Century Savings Banks
“We probably support over 100 nonprofit organizations, but many of those, we can't look at statistics and see do we make a difference? But School Counts! we can. We can look and see how many students from Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton are able to take advantage of the program here and start their higher education. And we know we we're an important part of that."
Testimonials from current School Counts! Students
“You can impact somebody's life that you don't know. Because of your donation, they're able to go to college and do something great with their life."
SIANI FEASTER MASON
“School Counts! helps you stay focused on your career path. It's so nice being able to go to school knowing my tuition is covered, and I can just focus strictly on school."