For the third consecutive year, Donna Custard, NJCCF President, is honored for the work of the NJ Chamber of Commerce Foundation: NJBIZ Education Power 50
Since 2015, Custard has led the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, an organization that partners with national and New Jersey-based nonprofits, K-12 schools and other strategic stakeholders to prepare young adults for the increasingly competitive worlds of college and careers. She is also deeply involved in the foundation’s flagship program, Jobs for New Jersey Graduates, which in July received national honors for its work assisting high school students – once considered at-risk for dropping out of school – to graduate and go on to succeed in full-time jobs, the military or post-secondary education. The event represented the first time in its 11-year history that JAG NJ received the “5 of 5 Award” for all of its programs, the highest honor bestowed by the national organization Jobs for America’s Graduates. Custard’s educational and other activities include serving on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Education, Employment and Training Committee, New Jersey’s STEM Pathways Network, NJDOE Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, NJBIA’s Post-Secondary Education Taskforce, and she is a member of the Burlington Township School Board and the town’s Planning Board. Custard has also been recognized as a Fellow by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Elite Business Leads Fellowship Program.