November 8, 2017

Landon Jones Moderates Arm in Arm Benefit

The 2017 Arm In Arm fall benefit “People, Poverty, and the Power to Overcome” is Wednesday, November 15, at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a panel conversation moderated by Landon Jones, author and former managing editor of People magazine.

Panelists are Johannes Haushofer, assistant professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University; The Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen, pastor of Trenton’s Westminster Presbyterian Church and 2017 Community partner-in-residence at Princeton University’s PACE Center for Civic Engagement; and Marygrace Billek, MSSW, director of the Mercer County department of human services.

Benefit committee members are Lauren Fasolo, Rachel Herr, Gretchen Jaeckel, Sharyn Kerschner, Leah McDonald, Martha Sword, and Phil Unetic.

“We look forward to a great evening spent with friends and partners from across our community,” says Arm In Arm executive director Carolyn Biondi. “Our panelists, all of whom are dedicated to helping individuals and families thrive, will bring different perspectives on the challenges of poverty. We hope for a rich discussion that will strengthen commitments to work together to achieve stability for our neighbors in need.”

To learn more, make reservations, or support the event, visit or call (609) 396-9355, ext. 15. Arm In Arm, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partners each year with thousands of low-income Mercer County families and individuals who are improving their food security and nutrition, housing and financial stability, and job readiness. It has received a top four-star rating from independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator six years in a row.