SEEDS Raises More Than $900,000 at Benefit

At the March 28th Leading Change Benefit (view photos), SEEDS honored Pingry Headmaster and Trustee Nathaniel E. Conard and Alumna and CBS News Producer Maite Amorebieta (’96).

Each year, New Jersey SEEDS’ Leading Change Benefit serves as an opportunity to celebrate the organization’s successes, introduce guests to SEEDS’ students and alumni, and raise funds to support academic programming. This year’s event raised more than $900,000 in support of future scholars.

Guests at the 2019 event had the opportunity to enjoy strolling dinner and bid on silent auction items before the formal program. The theme of the evening focused on the first three letters of SEEDS – “see” – and, in the words of Executive Director John F. Castano, helped guests “remember how great the world can be when we see each other.”

Thank you to Joi Anderson (’09, St. Timothy’s School, Columbia University), Nadjulia Constant (’18, Villanova University), Abdiel Perde (’18, Delbarton School), Idaliza Perez (’18, Princeton Day School), Anson Ferguson (SEEDS’ Site Dean) and Kimino Rutherford (mother of Kimon Rutherford-Holmes ’18, George School) for sharing their stories. And be sure to check out a recap of our event here.