Corporate Support

Companies Give Back

From its earliest days, UrbanPromise'’s strength has been its people and the transformational community that has grown in Camden, as local youth have been brought together in caring relationships with college students, volunteers, and donors.  UrbanPromise got its starting financial support from local churches.  However, the UrbanPromise mission also resonated with the corporate community and soon companies stepped in to support us, as well.

Our first formal corporate donor was Campbell Soup Company, thanks to the heart and concern of a foundation officer, Jessica Gonzalez.  With Campbell's support, we were able to start the StreetLeader Program in 1994.  Since that time, hundreds of corporate leaders and entities have come alongside us, giving their time and resources.  Some contribute to UrbanPromise through work projects, as Ernst and Young does every fall, and some through in-kind donations, as Georgetti’'s and Tortilla Press do year-round, and still others contribute by giving grants.

In 2009, board member Frank Beideman (Vice President at Holman Automotive) challenged himself to increase South Jersey’s corporate giving to UrbanPromise and launched a corporate committee.  The business community’'s contribution to our total revenue at the time was only 5%, but under his leadership and with the corporate committee’s support, this share of revenue has been quadrupled.

What is striking, is that behind each corporate gift, is a person with a story about why they believe in giving to UrbanPromise.  These compelling stories show the vibrant community that has grown up around UrbanPromise continues to be one of transformation.

Here we highlight some of these stories from our corporate donors, and we thank ALL of our corporate partners for their faithful support.

Georgetti’s Pasta and Sauce Market

Supporting Children in Camden for 20 Years

Michael Georgetti and his gourmet food business have been supporting UrbanPromise for nearly 20 years with donated catering.  In addition to catering multiple events throughout the year, Georgetti's Pasta & Sauce Market partners with The Tortilla Press to cater UrbanPromise's Annual Banquet, which draws 700 to 1,000 guests.

Holman Automotive Group

Building a Stronger Community with UrbanPromise

Holman Automotive Group is one of UrbanPromise'’s largest corporate supporters, sponsoring several events a year.  Holman VP of Resource Development Frank Beideman is leading UrbanPromise’s Spirit Building Renovation Campaign which has already raised more than $1 million. 

Arlene Fuller Wube

A Promise Kept

Arlene Wube serves on the board of UrbanPromise and launched the Ambassadors of Hope Scholarship Fund, since 2010 has provided more than $140,500 to support college-bound UrbanPromise alumni.

The Tortilla Press

Keeping its Promises for 20 Years

For almost 20 years, Chef Mark Smith and his wife, Lydia Cipriani, owners of The Tortilla Press and The Tortilla Press Cantina,– have faithfully provided donated and discounted catering of their gourmet food to UrbanPromise events.

Michael Byrne

An Ambassador for Promise

Cherry Hill-based business owner Michael Byrne has supported UrbanPromise since 1997.  As a member of the Corporate Committee, Michael connects UrbanPromise with businesses and donors in the community.

Our Corporate Supporters

As a nonprofit organization, UrbanPromise relies heavily on the support of the corporate community to support our programs. We are grateful to the following businesses that have funded our programming and operations over the past year:

  • 16W Marketing, LLC
  • A&E Construction Company
  • Abbey Color
  • Aetna Foundation, Inc
  • All Risk Property Damage Experts
  • Anderson Jackson Metts
  • American Express Charitable Fund
  • America's Charities Distribution
  • Archer & Greiner
  • Automotive Resources International
  • Beneficial Foundation
  • Blenheim Construction
  • BNY Mellon Community Partnership
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Bruce Paparone, Inc
  • Campbell Soup Foundation
  • Car Sense Inc
  • Colliers International
  • Conner Strong & Buckelew
  • Del Duca Lewis, LLC
  • Digital Embrace Inc.
  • Flaster/Greenberg PC
  • Food Sciences Corporation
  • Franklin Electric Charitable Fund
  • GE Foundation
  • General Civil Company
  • Georgetti's Pasta & Sauce Market
  • Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, Inc.
  • Hardenbergh Insurance Group
  • Herr Foods Inc
  • Holman Automotive Group, Inc
  • Hutchinson Plumbing Heating & Cooling
  • Innomed, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Kramer Marks Architects
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lane Bridgers Schill Associates, LLC
  • Lee-Sure Pools Inc
  • Lighthouse Planning Consultants
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation, Inc
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Maley & Associates
  • Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc
  • Mary Anton Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Masonry Preservation Group Inc.
  • Maxim Automotive Products, LLC
  • McMaster-Carr Supply Company
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • PNC Bank
  • PSE&G
  • PTR Inc.
  • Quality Installation Associates, Inc
  • Redburn Partners USA
  • Regal Wine Imports
  • Retail Sites, LLC
  • Royal Sugar, LLC
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • Smile Design Gallery, LLC
  • Sovereign Insurance Group
  • Stout & Caldwell Engineers, LLC
  • Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
  • Suite 202
  • Tanner Industries, Inc.
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • The Glenmede Trust Company
  • Tortilla Press
  • Underground
  • United Insurance Co of America
  • Vanguard Charitable Endowment PA
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Virtua Health
  • Wilmington Trust  Division of M&T Bank
  • Woehr Associates