About Us

The I Am Trenton Community Foundation was formed in 2007 by a group of individuals united in their passion for the city. The organization has formed a board of trustees who are committed to the mission of making Trenton even better through community engagement, building pride in our city and community-focused giving. I Am Trenton plans to be a lasting resource that will grow over time, making immediate and lasting contributions to the Trenton community. As a community foundation, we are an independent 501(c)3 organization that is not affiliated with city, county or state government; nor any other foundation, non-profit, political party or outside interest.

Like many community foundations, I Am Trenton raises funds to benefit the people of our city. In addition, I Am Trenton is looking for participation from every person, business and organization in our city in the belief that giving to help each other increases civic pride and engagement—making Trenton an even stronger community.

Our Vision

I Am Trenton was founded with the understanding that each and every individual who lives, works, learns or plays in Trenton can contribute to the city. The organization’s name reflects a pride of ownership and membership in our unique urban community. It is people like you—like your neighbor, your co-worker, your uncle, your niece, and the person who you sit next to in religious services—who can join our effort to strengthen our great city of Trenton so it can become, and forever remain, the city that we know it has the potential to be. Trenton is a city of great resources—both in terms of infrastructure—great parks, homes, history, entertainment venues and restaurants—and in terms of the closely-knit communities and the people who live in them and who believe in the city’s future. We believe in a Trenton that provides opportunities for all, and we are committed to strengthening the community resources necessary to build and sustain growth. We believe in a unified Trenton that embraces opportunities for all Trentonians. We believe in a Trenton that is philanthropic, and shares its individual wealth—financial or in-kind resources—with others in an effort to build community wealth. And most importantly, we believe in the people of Trenton. Our goal is to provide opportunities to all Trentonians to be actively engaged in shaping the future of our city. We hope that you will choose to support this vision for the city of Trenton.

Our Board

Our all-volunteer board and advisory committees are comprised of a diverse group of individuals with a commitment to the city’s success.

Our Trustees

Kelly Ingram, President
Shenette Gray, Vice-President
Ayo Johnson-Richardson, Treasurer
Niquole Primiani, Secretary
Jon Carl Lewis, Recording Secretary
Beth Feehan, Corresponding Secretary
Rudy Rodas
Alba Hernandez
Mindy Romero
Ayesha Demond-Angell

Former Presidents

Dan Fatton, 2012-2014
Ali Wilson, 2010-2012
Monique King-Viehland, 2010
Debby D’Arcangelo, 2009-2010
Roland Laird, 2008-2009

Our Advisory Committee

Phillip Bonaparte, M.D.
Christopher Brashier
Ann Christiano
Rev. Wayne Griffith
Mrs. Adrienne Hayling
Rev. Stanley Justice
Eleanor Kubacki
Jeannine LaRue
Rev. Willie J. Smith
Robin Walton
Jay Watson
Dr. Joseph Youngblood


Former Board Members

Dan Fatton
Leticia Williams
Fiah Gussin
Carlos Avila
Aniela Brzoza
Debby D’Arcangelo
Kesner Dufresne, deceased
Ed Feinberg
Sam Frisby
Teska Frisby
Rosemary Hill
Jacque Howard
Zebedee Jones
Monique King Viehland
Roland Laird, deceased
Sheriff Massaquoi
Darlene McKnight
Joi Lynn Ortiz
Roland Pott
Kristian Richardson
Kelley Satterfield
Drew (WD) Smith
Leonor Tapia
Nelida Valentin
Jeffrey Wilkerson
Ali Wilson
Tonya Woodland
Stephani Register

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