New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and Essex County Bar Foundation Continue Tradition of Giving

July, 2014
Livingston, NJ – Over 80 women attended the 3rd Annual Fore Ladies Only Golf Outing and Clinic last week at the beautiful Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club. The event is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the Essex County Bar Foundation. Guests enjoyed a luncheon reception followed by a golf clinic with 9 holes or full 18 hole round of golf, a cocktail and dinner reception along with prizes and giveaways.Since its inception in 2012,The NJWLA & ECBF Fore Ladies Only Golf Outing and Clinic has always been more than a day of golf and networking. The attendees have enjoyed more than putting, driving, chipping and camaraderie. Each year, the attending attorneys provide a deserving women’s organization with support, funding and a platform to express the organization’s story and mission.

The first charitable partner, Girls On The Run of New Jersey East, is a non-profit that educates and empowers girls at an early age through running games and physical activities. The goal of the program is to inspire confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Proceeds of this first golf event funded scholarships for 3rd to 8th grade girls across Essex County who may not otherwise have been able to enjoy the Girls On The Run program. The outing led to many new contacts and at least two new chapters of Girls On The Run in Essex County.

2013’s charitable partner was The American Heart Association. An American Heart Association advocate shared her very personal survival story as well as lifesaving tips with the attendees. As a result of this outing, ECBA member and NJWLA Board Member, Stefani Schwartz, became involved in AHA and was the 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon Chair Person.

This year’s partner, Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, was represented by Lauren Hout, Legislative Liaison for the Network. Displaced Homemaker Programs – which currently number 15 — provide job counseling and other supportive services for women who have been dependent on the income of another household member; but due to the death, disability, or divorce of their spouses, must now support themselves. Its goal is to help its clients become economically self-sufficient by providing education, job readiness training, networking, outreach, referrals and emotional support. Our women lawyer attendees were again eager to learn about the organization and ways that they can support its efforts financially and through volunteering.

NJWLA and ECBF thank the sponsors and supporters for assisting in making the Fore Ladies Only Golf Outing and Clinic such a great success each year. To learn more about our sponsors, these worthy charities and our organizations, visit www.njwla.org and www.essexbar.com

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