A special honor was bestowed on our founder and CEO Connie Mercer past weekend as she received an honorary degree from Princeton University in recognition of HomeFront’s impact on the community. This is as meaningful as it is rare – a major recognition reserved for a handful of people who have made lasting contributions to the world. Ruth Scott, HomeFront’s Board of Trustees president says, “I’m delighted that Connie’s work founding and building HomeFront has been held up as an example of what the Princeton University Class of 2021 should strive to accomplish with their lives’ work.”
Connie was shown a problem of suffering and hopelessness in our area three decades ago and in that moment made it her life’s mission to end family homelessness in our community. She rallied like-minded residents to make a permanent change, to offer the prospect of a happier future to families who have not been given the same advantages as she had.
Today, under Connie’s leadership and your involvement, HomeFront answers over 32.000 requests for housing, food, and life-changing assistance every year.