2013 One Millionth Dollar Donor Congratulations to the Garden State Council-SHRM! Their contribution was the one that put the SHRM Foundation over the $1 million mark in its 2013 annual fundraising campaign, and we are pleased to recognize them as our 2013 One Millionth Dollar Donor! Under the leadership of state director, Laraine Knauss, SPHR and immediate past director, Jerry Dropcho, SPHR, the Garden State Council supports the eleven SHRM chapters in New Jersey. Founded in 1987, its rich history laid the foundation for its evolution into an influential voice of the human resource profession in New Jersey. Foundation Chair, Ed Dougherty, SPHR told us “the Garden State Council – SHRM has long been an avid supporter of the SHRM Foundation and its valuable work.” Since 1998, they have donated more than $60,000 to fund SHRM Foundation scholarships, research and educational resources. In fact, GSC-SHRM is consistently ranked in the top 10% of donor State Councils each year.How do they raise money for the SHRM Foundation? Ed says “the Foundation is actively promoted at all Council events, including the annual GSC – SHRM Conference & Expo held each year in October.” State director Laraine Knauss adds “The SHRM Foundation will continue to be an important part of our focus as a Council and is supported by our eleven chapters throughout the state. Congratulations on reaching the ambitious $1,000,000 goal! We are pleased to have played a role in that accomplishment.”Visit the Garden State Council online. Donate to the SHRM Foundation.