Bridging the gap between homelessness and hope one family at a time
Irwin Stoolmacher is the founder and president of the Stoolmacher Consulting Group. He has more than forty years of diverse experience in government, education, business and the nonprofit sector.
Irwin’s experience includes serving as an aide to the Governor of New Jersey, as director of urban programs at a Jesuit college, as the chief business official for the second largest school district in New Jersey and as the chief operating officer of an international human resources consulting firm. Since 1987 he has headed the Stoolmacher Consulting Group, a strategic planning/fundraising consulting firm. Over the years the firm has worked with more than one hundred nonprofit organizations including the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
Irwin holds an A.A. in political science, highest honors, Suffolk County Community College; a B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, Binghamton University; and an M.A. in political science (Eagleton Fellow), Rutgers University. He resides with his wife, Phyllis, in West Windsor. His daughter, Ellen, resides in Massachusetts.
Irwin has served as president of the Hudson County Council of Social Agencies, president of the Board of Trustees of the United Way Princeton Area Community, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Loan Fund of New Jersey. Irwin was appointed by three consecutive governors to the New Jersey Commission on National Services. He is the recipient of the 2000 New Jersey Community Loan Fund‘s Distinguished Service Award and was named in 2007 by the Princeton Area Community Foundation to their Professional Advisor Recognition Society. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Policy Perspective.
Irwin has taught seminars on fund-raising and strategic planning for the Volunteer Management Certificate Program at the Rutgers University School of Social Work and courses on fundraising and proposal writing at Princeton University to students who participate in the Student Volunteer Council. He also has taught fundraising at the Nonprofit Management Development Program at the School of Business, College of New Jersey.
He has presented dozens of seminars and speeches throughout the United States on fundraising, education, strategic planning and personnel topics.
Irwin has authored more than 300 articles and opinion pieces for leading publications such as Business New Jersey, Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Business Employment Weekly, New Jersey Reporter, The New York Times, Non-Profit Times, Practical Politics, Princeton Packet, The Times of Trenton, School Leader, and Strategic Governance.
Glowing Praise for Mission Possible
"This is the best and most complete guide that I have ever seen for anyone considering beginning a soup kitchen—step by step it will guide - covers everything - but it is so much more. For those soup kitchens ready to do more than provide a meal—this is a guide for you too. Foodbanks across the country are actively involved in building the capacity of the charities they serve - this is a great tool for doing just that." - Kathleen F. DiChiara, President and CEO, Community FoodBank of New Jersey
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