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CPNJ recently received a $100,000 donation from the Mary G. Roebling Foundation to start our endowment.  This is an amazing and transformative gift that will support our work reaching out to the young people of Trenton and the region for decades to come.  


In addition, the Foundation gave us a $13,000 challenge grant, if we raise $13,000 in new donations dedicated to the endowment, we will receive this additional funding, making our endowment $126,000!  This is an extraordinary opportunity for the orchestra.

Donate today, and help us reach our goal with the form below.

About Mary G. Roebling

Mary G. Roebling (1905-1994) was a prominent and influential business leader, with contributions in the areas of finance, politics, women’s rights, and philanthropy. Mrs. Roebling studied at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania – attending night classes because the University prohibited women from attending day classes. She was twice married and widowed at a young age. Mrs. Roebling went on to become the first woman to head a major US bank, when she became President of the Trenton Trust Company in 1937 at the age of 30. In Trenton, she had a $500,000 town house built on State Street near her bank in 1959.


Her continued successes included her role as first woman governor of the American Stock Exchange in 1958, various roles in support of the US armed forces and the Army War College Foundation, civic, charitable and educational endeavors, and as a tireless advocate for a greater role for women in the country’s economic affairs.

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Images provided by: Trentoniana Dept., Trenton Free Public Library

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