For the forth consecutive year, Donna Custard, NJCCF President, is honored for the work of the NJ Chamber of Commerce Foundation: NJBIZ Education Power 50
Custard has led the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation since 2015. The organization partners with national and New Jersey-based nonprofits, K-12 schools and other strategic stakeholders to prepare young adults for college and their careers. Bringing more than 30 years of nonprofit experience to this leadership role, Custard is responsible for directing program and service initiatives that help drive current and future members of the workforce to be globally competitive, successful members of society. She is deeply involved with the foundation’s flagship program – Jobs for New Jersey Graduates, assisting high-school students who were 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. Throughout her career, her work has centered on education and workforce development initiatives including major fundraising campaigns and program design and implementation for system reform. Custard serves on a number of boards and committees pertaining to these areas including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Education, Employment and Training Committee; the NJBIA’s Post-Secondary Education Taskforce; New Jersey STEM Pathways Network; and more. She is a sought-after speaker and recognized for her work, including being a past honoree on this list.