NEW BRUNSWICK—Twenty years ago, Rosemary Jefferson started a non-profit organization with the help of her employer, PSE&G, and asked her family and co-workers to help her collect and distribute toys to children in New Jersey hospitals.
Last week, she officially closed the doors on her non-profit and donated the remaining $48,000 to the hospital that bears her long-time employer’s name: PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.
The funding will be placed into an endowment that will ensure that uninsured and underinsured patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital receive the medical care they need to reach their fullest potential.
“This transcends corporate giving,” said Philip Salerno, III, president and chief development officer of the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. “This is about employees sharing a sense of pride about where their company has placed its money and its trust.”
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, treating 18,000 children each year at its nine sites in New Jersey. It treats children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses.
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