January 30, 2013
South Jersey Chapter of AABE Holds Successful First Annual Networking Mixer & Fundraiser
HAMMONTON, NJ – The South Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy ("AABE") held its first annual Networking Mixer on December 20, 2012. Various members of the local business community attended and helped to raise $7,000, which will fund scholarships for minority students pursuing studies in energy-related fields, and to further develop community service initiatives coordinated by the Chapter. Additionally, parts of those funds were used to purchase holiday gifts for five displaced local families from Atlantic City, Ocean City, Pleasantville, and Vineland. Canned goods and non-perishable food items were also collected to benefit a local food bank.
A special thank-you goes out to the following sponsors for their generous support of this event: Cozen O’Connor, Cooper Levenson April Niedelman & Wagenheim, Jasinski Law Firm, and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
Founded in 1977, AABE is dedicated to ensure the input of minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policy, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. It consists of 35 chapters across the United States. The South Jersey Chapter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, focuses on community service, scholarships, mentoring, education awareness, and networking within the business community. For more information about AABE, please visit www.aabe.org. To learn more about the South Jersey Chapter’s initiatives, please visit www.aabesouthjerseychapter.org. You can also find us at facebook.com/aabesouthjerseychapter.