N.J. SEEDS raises $900K at its Leading Change Benefit

New Jersey SEEDS, a Newark-based educational nonprofit, announced it raised more than $900,000 at its 2019 Leading Change Benefit.

“I speak for the entire SEEDS community when I say thank you for a tremendous night,” John F. Castano, executive director, N.J. SEEDS, said. “The generosity of our friends is critical as we work to level the playing field for these hard-working scholars. It’s only through this continued financial support that we are able to change our students’ lives by providing exceptional educational opportunities.”

The event, which was held March 28, honored Nathaniel E. Conard, a SEEDS trustee and headmaster of The Pingry School, and Maite Amorebieta, a SEEDS alumna and producer at CBS News. The benefit, N.J. SEEDS said, helps enhance educational opportunities for young people throughout the state.

“I think it’s important to see each other succeed because we cannot become what we do not see or what we do not know,” honoree Amorebieta said at the event. “What SEEDS did for me and for so many of my fellow alumni is that it changed the realm of the possible. SEEDS leveled the playing field.”