Each year, WRI hosts a variety of events to educate, inspire and provide a platform for discussion among community members, leaders, stakeholders and business representatives. Whether presenting research, convening partners around innovative topics, or rallying support for WRI’s mission, events are a great way to learn more about WRI and our work throughout the region.


The 19th Annual Walter & Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner was held virtually on October 1, 2020.

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A virtual celebration of outstanding “South Jerseyans”

On October 1, the Walter & Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner goes virtual. It is the first time that this annual event will be hosted online, showcasing the extraordinary contributions of three South Jersey citizens named “South Jerseyans of the Year.” Additionally, a special recognition, the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be presented to The … Continue reading A virtual celebration of outstanding “South Jerseyans”

Are South Jersey school districts prepared for the recession?

To help the state distribute cuts fairly, and to help school districts plan for the future, it is vital that state and local policymakers in South Jersey are aware of the most financially vulnerable school districts in the region. This study provides actionable and pertinent school district funding information.

Freeman, Twomey and Collins Named South Jerseyans of the Year

2020 marks 20 years that WRI has been serving the residents and communities in southern New Jersey. Join us and celebrate at the Walter & Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner on April 30 at The Merion in Cinnaminson.

Mental Health Panel Supports Youth Needs

On October 8, members of the Burlington County Partnership for Youth Success (BCPYS) presented a panel discussion on mental health among Burlington youth as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

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