lbc community partnersPHOTO: Community Partners from the Child Care Resources, Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey, and 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. pictured at the Strengthening Families Community Garden Kick off and Health Fair.

LONG BRANCH, N.J.— The Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center celebrates its own “Success Story” as it concludes the 1st annual “Running With a Purpose” fundraiser with team runners as part of the novo nordisk NJ Marathon.

If the definition of success is achieving a desired outcome then the LBC has been extraordinarily successful this 2016! A new, talented Board of Trustees, enthusiastic staff, continued collaboration with community service providers at the Strengthening Families Garden Kick off & Health Fair, and valuable partnerships with marathon runners and corporate sponsors produce much needed funds and priceless relationships.

The great achievements of the Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center this year leads to Monmouth County family success in that funding and community partnerships help continue to provide engaging, educational programs and essential life skills workshops that build strong, self-reliant families in an effort to prevent child maltreatment and promote community well-being.

lbc starting linePHOTO: Andrew Richter and Dan McDevitt at the start

The 1st annual “Running with a Purpose” fundraiser exceeded expectations thanks to the selfless efforts of Andrew Richter, Dan McDevitt, Amy Bailey and Anna Kurtz, the LBC Team runners and their “Cheer Squad”. Through “Team LBC’s” willingness to volunteer, tireless training and enthusiastic encouragement to families, friends and colleagues to sponsor their run with donations on Crowdrise, the LBC received a substantial funding boost. Gratefully, the “Running With a Purpose” campaign also garnered the continued support of Sacco’s Landscape, Inc., Long Branch Covenant Church, and Monmouth University as they became “Community Partners” through generous corporate sponsorship which shows their dedication to building resilient families. Corporate Partners recognize that an investment in a stronger community ultimately fosters thriving business, vibrant real estate and overall neighborhood well-being.

Executive Director, Lisa Wilson says, “Our “Success Story” is due to exciting new partnerships and mutual relationships. Partnerships between the LBC and our extraordinary volunteer team of runners and donors, dedicated Board of Trustees, and generous corporate sponsors are lasting and fruitful because each one involved is motivated to take their part in the community because they are inspired by what the Family Success Center does for Monmouth County families.”

lbc cheer squadPHOTO: Amy Bailey pictured with Lisa Wilson, Executive Director of the LBC and “Cheer Squad”

Becoming a part of the Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center is an investment in community. Investments come in many forms such as contributions of time and effort by volunteering in the office or at the Community Garden, contributions of expertise and experience as a Trustee, and monetary contributions.

Be on the lookout for details of our exciting upcoming Annual Appeal this fall. At any time, individuals, corporations and organizations can make a tax deductible contribution, payable to Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center, by sending a check to 300 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740.

For questions or more information, please call Lisa Wilson, Executive Director at (732) 571-1670 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.