Conserve Wildlife Among Charities to Receive Funds from AC Electric

Jan 10, 2018
Supplied Photo On Dec. 19 Atlantic City Electric presented three South Jersey nonprofits with an equal share of $154,500 secured as part of the company’s 12th Annual Golf Classic. Pictured left to right are Bert Lopez, public affairs manager, Atlantic City Electric; Charlie Wimberg, region vice president; David Bailey Jr., CEO, Ranch Hope, Inc.; Ben Wurst, wildlife biologist, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey; David Wheeler, executive director, Conserve Wildlife Foundation; Susan Coan, region vice president, Atlantic City Electric; and Vince Maione, region president, Atlantic City Electric.

Three South Jersey nonprofit organizations will share $154,500 collected in part from Atlantic City Electric’s 12th Annual Golf Classic.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, Ranch Hope Inc. and the Val Skinner Foundation-LIFE LPGA Pros in the Fight were recently presented with the funds to help support the fulfillment of their local missions, supporting local youth development, breast cancer education and protecting diverse wildlife across the region.

“These organizations are doing important work in support of our local communities,” said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. “We are pleased to once again provide these funds that help to extend the important support these organizations provide for people in need.”

Ben Wurst, CWF’s Habitat Program manager, said the $51,500 will go toward his osprey management and monitoring program in Barnegat Bay and for pollinator enhancement of areas including Bass River Elementary School, where a pollinator garden is planned.

Since its inception in 2006, the Golf Classic has raised nearly $1.6 million for 18 local nonprofit organizations in South Jersey. The funding, which is provided by AC Electric’s parent company foundation, PHI Community Foundation, has helped support many local programs, including those that provide youth mentoring, breast cancer awareness, support abused or neglected children, help struggling individuals and families achieve self sufficiency, and celebrate the achievements of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. —P.J.

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