• 4CS of Passaic County
  • 92nd Street “Y”
  • Acme Screening Room
  • Adult School of Montclair
  • American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • American Corporate Partners
  • American Friends of Bucerius
  • American Montessori Society
  • American Research Center in Sofia
  • Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
  • Arthur Andersen & Co. S. C. Foundation
  • ARZA
  • Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies
  • Baja Musical Arts Initiative, The
  • Bergen County CASA
  • Barkai Yeshiva
  • Berrie Leadership
  • Birthright Israel Foundation
  • Brooklyn Jubilee
  • Brooklyn Music School
  • CASA for Children of Essex County
  • CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties
  • CASA of New Jersey
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Change at Brookdale Community College
  • Civic Spirit
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels
  • Community Chest of Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs
  • Community FoodBank of New Jersey
  • Community Hope Inc
  • Community Roots Charter School
  • CWB Foundation for Children & Music
  • David Aronow Foundation, The
  • East Midwood Hebrew Day School
  • Exceed Network
  • Figure Skating in Harlem
  • Forward, The
  • Gesher Yehuda
  • Gottesman Fund, The
  • Green Hill Retirement Community
  • Hair We Share
  • Harlem Village Academies
  • Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
  • Hudson County CASA
  • Hunter College Hillel
  • Israel National Museum of Science
  • Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County
  • Jewish Family Services of Delaware
  • Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
  • Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
  • Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
  • Jewish Grandparents Network
  • Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
  • Kindersmile Foundation
  • Leading Edge-CEO On boarding
  • Long Island Community Foundation
  • Magen David
  • Mental Health Association of Essex County
  • Moises Safra Center
  • Narcolepsy Network
  • Nassau Coalition of Youth Agencies
  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains
  • National Council of Jewish Women Essex Section
  • Nefesh International
  • Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
  • New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Orthodox Union
  • Partners for Health, Montclair, NJ
  • Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
  • Pennsylvania Foundation for Jewish Day Schools
  • Phoenix House
  • Programs for Parents
  • Project Education
  • Project Morry
  • Project Witness
  • Ramaz School
  • Rutgers University Hillel
  • SAGE Eldercare
  • Scholarship Plus
  • Seatuck Environmental Association
  • Senior Care and Activities Center
  • Sephardic Academy of Manhattan
  • Sephardic Bikur Holim
  • Sephardic Community Center
  • Seton Hall University Department of Public and Health Administration
  • Steinway & Sons
  • Student Partner Alliance
  • Student Sponsor Partners
  • Summit Area Community Foundation
  • Summit Medical Group Foundation
  • Temple B’Nai Or
  • The Do Gooders
  • The Jewish Agency
  • The Jewish Federations of North America Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence
  • The Jin Hua Foundation
  • The Lend A Hand Project
  • The New Jewish High School
  • The Safe Center LI
  • The Tepper Foundation
  • The WELL
  • TV Food Network
  • UJA-Jewish Federation of New York-SYNERGY
  • United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan & Darien
  • United Mashadi Community
  • United Way of Essex and West Hudson
  • United Way of Greater Mercer County
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Walder Foundation
  • We Care About New York
  • Women’s Rights Information Center
  • Workmen’s Circle
  • YMCA of Newark & Vicinity
  • zt Systems


“The Gottesman Fund, a private family foundation, was seeking to create a new program and Marian conducted a series of focus groups for us. She impressed us with her unique blend of strategic thinking, professionalism,warmth and sensitivity to the clients’ needs. Her skills as facilitator are exceptional: she gains the trust of her audience, asks the right questions, and draws incisive conclusions. Marian’s contributions to our project were invaluable!”

Diane Eidman

Director, The Gottesman Fund

“Marian Stern is a strategic thinker whose advice is informed by her experiences as a corporate grantmaker, college professor, and consultant to many diverse nonprofit agencies and foundations. She works with all stakeholders to assess your organization’s needs, and then to develop a meaningful, results-oriented action plan that is aligned with your mission and vision.”

Pam Scott

Chief Foundation Officer, Partners for Health, Montclair, NJ

“Marian Stern has been a wonderful resource for our agency. She has facilitated the Programs for Parents strategic planning sessions and worked with me and the Board to ensure that we are on the right path for optimum governance.”

Beverly Lynn

CEO, Programs for Parents, Inc.

“Rutgers Hillel is truly blessed to work with Marian Stern on a number of very important grant initiatives that the organization is developing. In addition to providing strong counsel on the content and construct of these grants Marian also facilitated separate strategic focus groups that helped advance the case for support for each grant proposal. We consider her to be the best in her field and areas of expertise.”

Lee Rosenfeld

Development Director, Rutgers Hillel

“Marian Stern worked and continues to work with the Community Chest of Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on a variety of efforts directed at re-positioning the Chest to become a more effective fundraising organization. Marian developed the process and brought our Planning Committee through a series of exercises that resulted in our board having new energy around our annual campaign, new strategies for cultivating donors, and a new message for our donors and prospects. Marian has unique expertise in working with organizations, which both fundraise and make grants; she provided us with a strategy that was unique and creative. On top of that, she was a pleasure to work with.”

Mark P. Kesslen

President, Community Chest of Englewood