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Conversations with the Cabinet

Since 2006, CNJG has hosted a series of highly successful gatherings entitled Conversations with the Cabinet. These programs provide representatives of New jersey’s philanthropic community with the opportunity to learn first-hand the priorities, activities and goals of various departments of the current Governor’s administration.

In previous years, grantmakers have been joined by Jennifer Velez, New Jersey Commisioner of Human Services, Commissioners Heather Howard and Mary O'Dowd of the Department of Health and Senior Services, Commissioners Kimberly Ricketts and Allison Blake of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Commissioner Bob Martin of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. At each gathering, attendees discussed initiatives of mutual interest to government and the philanthropic community and opportunities for partnership to support the goals and missions of each.