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Community Involvement

    The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) is committed to giving back to our profession and helping people in need within the communities, in which we live and work. In support of the HR Profession, we actively support the SHRM Foundation. It is the leading organization in the US to support research, publications, and scholarships related to all facets of the HR Profession.

    On the local level, each year a not-for-profit organization, that is a JSAHR member is selected to be the recipient of our fundraising efforts.

    Some of our past recipients include:

    • O.C.E.A.N
    • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
    • American Cancer Society
    • United Way Monmouth County
    • Monmouth Cares
    • Catholic Charities


    SHRM Foundation

    The SHRM Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM. The Foundation funds research, publications, and education to advance the HR profession and enhance the effectiveness of HR professionals.

    To support its important work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible. 

    The Foundation promotes research, innovation, and the use of research-based knowledge. With an annual budget of approximately $1 million, it funds major research projects that have a direct and practical impact in advancing the HR profession. The Foundation puts out RFP's to the research community and then evaluates the research proposals it receives. Using its "LIVE" criteria: L-Leverage, I-Impact, V-Visibility, E-Enhances the profession, the Foundation selects projects to fund.

    The Foundation also funds practical publications on specific issues such as the highly acclaimed book, Making Mergers Work: The Strategic Importance of People and the new DVD Fueling the Talent Engine; Finding and Keeping High Performers. Other Foundation projects include educational scholarships, the Effective Practice Guidelines series, and online directories of undergraduate and masters degree programs in human resource management.

    For more information on the foundation and how you can help support its work, you can go to its web site at: