Press Releases

Media inquiries can be directed to: 
Theresa Murray, Manager of Communications & Public Relations


Friday, June 14, 2019: 100% of New Jersey SEEDS’ College Scholars Graduates to Enroll in College

Friday, May 10, 2019: New Jersey SEEDS Raises More Than $900,000 at Annual Leading Change Benefit

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: New Jersey SEEDS to Honor Pingry Headmaster, Nathaniel E. Conard, and Alumna Maite Amorebieta at 2019 Leading Change Benefit

Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Tricia Brentjens, M.D. Joins New Jersey SEEDS’ Board of Trustees


Thursday, November 15, 2018: Dr. Crystal Broussard Joins the New Jersey SEEDS Board of Trustees

Friday, August 31, 2018: New Jersey SEEDS Scholars and Young Scholars Graduates Head off to the Nation’s Top
Selective Middle and High Schools

Monday, July 16, 2018: The 2018 Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic, Presented by Bleakley Financial Group, to Benefit New Jersey SEEDS This August

Thursday, June 21, 2018: New Jersey SEEDS Celebrates its College Scholars Graduates

Friday, May 11, 2018: New Jersey SEEDS Raises More Than $750,000 at Leading Change Benefit

Friday, April 6, 2018: Theo Lubke Elected as Chair of New Jersey SEEDS’ Board of Trustees

Tuesday, March 13, 2018: New Jersey SEEDS to Honor William V. Engel, Esq. and Alumna Dr. Neha Pathak at Leading Change Benefit

Tuesday, March 6, 2018: New Jersey SEEDS Welcomes New Trustee and Director of Development


Thursday, August 17, 2017: New Jersey SEEDS Congratulates Scholars and Young Scholars Graduates

Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Bleakley Financial Group to Present The Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic Benefiting New Jersey SEEDS

Friday, June 16, 2017: Educational Access Organization Prepares to Send First Class of College Scholars Off to College

Wednesday, June 7, 2017: New Jersey SEEDS Congratulates Graduates in College Preparatory Program Class of 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017: New Jersey SEEDS Welcomes Alumna Taffi Ayodele to Board of Trustees

Wednesday, February 8, 2017: New Jersey SEEDS 25th Anniversary Benefit to Recognize Former Executive Director and SEEDS Alum as Leading Change Honorees


Monday, October 3: NJ SEEDS Adds Two to Board of Trustees

Thursday, August 11: New Jersey SEEDS Congratulates 104 Graduates from Scholars and Young Scholars Programs

Monday, July 18, 2016: John F. Castano Named Executive Director of New Jersey SEEDS

Friday, July 15, 2016: Bleakley Financial Group to Present 22nd Annual Golf & Tennis Classic Benefiting New Jersey SEEDS

Monday, June 20, 2016: NJ SEEDS President Ronni Denes to Retire

Tuesday, June 7, 2016: NJ SEEDS Congratulates College Preparatory Program Graduates Heading to College This Fall

Tuesday, February 9, 2016: First Class of NJ SEEDS College Scholars Begin 17-Month Program

Tuesday, January 19, 2016: New Jersey SEEDS Honors Philip D. Murphy and Susan B. Present at 5th Annual Leading Change Benefit


Monday, December 14, 2015: New Jersey SEEDS Welcomes Facebook and Dropbox Designer and Newark Academy Head of School to Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : More Than 100 NJ Middle School Students Complete Rigorous Academic Programs with New Jersey SEEDS

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 : Bleakley Financial Group Presents the 21st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for New Jersey SEEDS

Friday, June 12, 2015 : New Jersey SEEDS Congratulates College Preparatory Program Graduates

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 : New Jersey SEEDS Launches New Program to Prepare Students for College Success

Monday, March 23, 2015 : NJ SEEDS President Ronni Denes Named as One of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business

Friday, March 13, 2015 : Investors Bank Executive Joins NJ SEEDS Board of Trustees

Thursday, February 12, 2015 : Bank of America and Arthur Levine to be Honored by New Jersey SEEDS


Monday, October 27, 2014 : NJ SEEDS Welcomes Two to Board of Trustees

Monday, August 11, 2014 : 113 Scholars and Young Scholars in New Jersey SEEDS Graduate from Programs

Monday, July 21, 2014 : New Jersey SEEDS and Bleakley, Schwartz, Cooney and Finney, L.L.C. to Host 20th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 : 120 Students Enrolled in New Jersey SEEDS Complete the Summer Challenge Program with Grant from Goldman Sachs Gives

Thursday, June 12, 2014 : Seniors Enrolled in New Jersey SEEDS’ College Preparatory Program Celebrate Commencement

Friday, May 9, 2014 : Twenty-Nine NJ SEEDS Seniors from Orange and Trenton Receive More Than 140 College Acceptances

Friday, April 11, 2014 : New Jersey SEEDS Eighth Graders Shadow Healthcare Professionals at Annual Hospital Day

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 : ADP and Alan and Jennifer Fournier Recognized for Commitment to Educational Opportunities in New Jersey

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 : NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation Awards Grant to New Jersey SEEDS


Tuesday, October 1, 2013 : New Jersey SEEDS’ Young Leadership Committee and Alumni Alliance to Host Annual Casino Night

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 : New Jersey SEEDS Board of Trustees Welcomes Five New Members

Friday, August 9, 2013 : Scholars and Young Scholars Graduate from 14-Month NJ SEEDS Programs

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 : Bleakley, Schwartz, Cooney & Finney Support NJ SEEDS Golf & Tennis Classic for 16th Consecutive Year

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 : Students From Orange and Trenton High Schools Graduate from New Jersey SEEDS

Monday, May 20, 2013 : 8th Graders Explore Healthcare Careers at New Jersey SEEDS’ Annual Hospital Day

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 : CHASE and Bedtime Math Founder Honored for Commitment to Education

Thursday, February 14, 2013 : Pershing Executive Joins NJ SEEDS Board


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 : New Jersey SEEDS and The Pingry School to Host Best Selling Author Paul Tough