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Cultural Access Advisory Committee

Mary Jane Bavais, Adssistant Director of Parks & Recreation and ADA coordinator for the Ocean County Parks & Recreation Department
Brianna Blank ,Recreation Leader Ocean County Parks & Recreation
Justin Gallo, Coordinator Ocean County Office for Individuals with Disabilities
Lindsay Dandeo,Former Director of Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission and Non-Profit Consultant
Lucas DiMartini, Full time Recreation Leader Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Kim Fleischer, Part time financial manager and active in the life and educational challenges of children with Autism
Scott Lepley, Arts/cultural advocate, knowledge of physical access issues, Architect, Adamson, Riva & Lepley. Member, Commission on Individuals with Disabilities. Knowledgeable about building/facility issues
Gina Zippo- Mazur,MS,LAC,CRC, CPRP, Ocean County College Coordinator of Disability Services
Jeanine Niemira, Member of the County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities
Michele Niemira, Arts/cultural advocate, assists Jeanine
Steve Steiner, Producing Artistc director for the Ocean Professional Theater

Ocean County Council of Maritime Museums

• New Jersey Maritime Museum
• New Jersey Museum of Boating
• Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum
• Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Forum

• Amergael
• Barnegat Light Museum
• LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences
• Lighthouse International Film Festival
• Murray Grove Association
• NJ Maritime Museum
• Ocean County College
• Ocean Professional Theatre
• Reclam The Bay
• Southern Ocean Birding Group
• Southern Ocean Branches of Ocean County Library
• St. Francis Community Center
• Stafford Historical Society
• Stockton College
• Surflight Theatre
• Tuckerton Seaport

New Jersey Cultural Trust

The New Jersey Cultural Trust was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times. The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts,
history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund.
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New Jersey Historical Commission

The New Jersey Historical Commission is a state agency within the Department of State dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. All of its grant funding is provided by legislative appropriation. The New Jersey Historical Commission offers General Operating Support Grants, Project grants and Minigrants to support a variety of programs and activities related to New Jersey history. It also offers prizes and free archival evaluation services through the Caucus Archival Projects Evaluation Service or CAPES.
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New Jersey Historic Trust

The New Jersey Historic Trust was created by law in 1967 to preserve New Jersey's historic resources across the state. The mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.
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New Jersey State Council on the Arts

The Council was created in 1966 by Public Law Chapter 214 and consists of 17 members, all appointed by the Governor for terms of three years, and three ex-officio members. The mission of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts is to improve the quality of life in this state, its people and communities by helping the arts to flourish. The programs and services of the Council annually support thousands of public arts events in every corner of the state which reach audiences exceeding 18 million and help stimulate over $1.5 billion in economic activity for New Jersey.
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Discover Jersey Arts

Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council of the Arts working in partnership with other cultural service organizations statewide including New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. The project’s mission is to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey.
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