In 1999, five determined Black Women in Southern New Jersey met to form a NCBW Interest Group. The women had a desire to fill a void that occurred when a former NCBW Chapter dissolved after the death of Alice D. Corsey who served as President from the mid-1980's until her death in 1997. For the next year and a half, their goal was focused upon recruitment and organizational development. By early 2001, 32 founding members who provided the financial support needed to launch the Chapter had been recruited.
On February 24, 2001, a new Chapter with 39 members was installed and chartered by the National Organization. Symbolically, the installation ceremony was held in the Alice D. Corsey Courtroom, which is located in the Deptford Township Municpal Building in Deptford, NJ. The Chapter has continued to grow and thrive.
The NCBW-SNJ is proud to be a part of United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey's Donor Choice Program. This program provides the opportunity to make a difference in your community, assuring that your donation is channeled to where the needs are greatest. We are pleased to inform you that donors can now designate a gift to NCBW-SNJ via the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. Our donation code number is 52351 and we invite you to visit their website for more information.