More than $350,000 raised to support life-changing programs

Philadelphia, PA, May 17th, 2024 — JEVS Human Services hosted its 2nd Annual Grow with JEVS fundraiser at the historic Water Works Philadelphia on May 15th. The event brought together over 300 hundred sponsors, volunteers, staff, and elected officials for an evening of celebration and inspiration. More than $350,000 was raised to support JEVS programs.

The presenting sponsor for the evening was Citizens. “Citizens has been a proud partner of JEVS for over 20 years,” said Dan Fitzpatrick, Mid-Atlantic President of Citizens. “We share in their vision to help communities thrive by equipping individuals with resources like job training and financial education to achieve economic success.”

JEVS President & CEO, Cynthia Figueroa, recognized sponsors and supporters like Citizens for their investment in the organization’s growth and mission: “We know that JEVS has a rich more than 80-year history of changing lives, but what the past few weeks have shown us, is that our future will have an even larger impact. Stakeholders near and far recognize our proven track record for making a difference and our strides toward a shared vision of a brighter future.”

JEVS ambassador, Revena Washington, shared her inspiring testimony about how the nonprofit has transformed her life, as well as thousands of others. “I am here to say that we all have our struggles, but for me, the struggle is over. JEVS has given me the tools, and the resources to better my life. The opportunities at JEVS are abundant. We come to work each day ready and willing to support our participants in their endeavors, while helping them to realize their vision and dreams,” said Washington who was met by applause and tears from the audience.

The funds raised from Grow with JEVS will support nearly 40 programs across Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Programming areas include workforce development, career & technical education, services to people with disabilities, and in-home care for older adults.

JEVS gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for their support of the 2nd annual Grow with JEVS fundraiser:

· Citizens, Presenting Sponsor

· Aetna, Inc. · Aon Consulting · AFSCME Local 1739 · Ballard Spahr, LLP · Becker & Frondorf · Canon Solutions America, Inc. · Columbus Construction/Campenella Development · Comcast NBCUniversal · CliftonLarsonAllen LLP · J.D. Irving, Ltd · Jefferson Health · Jerry Miller and Lois Frischling · KME Technology Consultants LLC · Laurie & Jeffrey Franz · Lisa Washington · Liz Cohen and David Whellan · Marcos and DeeDee Lopez · Odell Studner Insurance Brokers & Consultants · Pathstone · Dan Muroff, Mission Government Relations · Denise and Jeffrey Portner · Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC · Emerald Business Supply, Inc. · Esperanza · Firstrust Bank · Frank and Marilyn Ash · Ivan and Etta Szeftel · J2-Building Brands with Purpose · JDB Service Group, Inc. · PECO, An Exelon Company · Philadelphia Foundation · Philadelphia Parking Authority · Rivers Casino Philadelphia · Roberta Pichini, Esq. · Stevens & Lee · Teri and Evan Benn · The Ladipo Group · Trilogy Security, Inc. · WSFS Bank · 1845 Walnut Associates, Ltd.



JEVS Human Services (JEVS) has an 80+ year history in working with individuals to create sustainable paths to independence and economic security. JEVS’ vision is to help every person achieve personal independence and fulfillment. Our mission and vision reflect JEVS’ long-standing history of helping people connect to opportunity and cultivate independence.

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