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Effective January 2014, United Way of Millburn-Short Hills was the sixth
community to join United Way or Northern New Jersey. This new union will create
a more resourceful organization that is better equipped to address the pressing
needs of families and individuals right here in our community, as well as across
the region.

We look forward to maintaining our local presence and influence in Millburn-Short Hills and the new opportunity to contribute to the hard work of advancing the common good throughout northern New Jersey.

Click here to learn more about United Way of Northern New Jersey.  We look forward to an exciting journey ahead as part of this powerful organization.

Thanks for your continued support in improving lives in our community and beyond.


Rose Twombly
Executive Director


United Way of Millburn-Short Hills and Maplecrest Ford Lincoln announces DRIVEN TO GIVE

On Saturday, April 20th, (raindate April 21st) at Millburn High School, the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills, and MMAC (Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee) are teaming up with community partner, Maplecrest Ford Lincoln Auto Dealership for the FIRST ANNUAL DRIVEN TO GIVE EVENT -- Car Care Clinics, Teen Driving Safety Tips, and Test Drives and more… 10:00AM-4:00PM

As traffic fatalities among today’s teens increase, two local organizations, the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills and The Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee (MMAC) are teaming up with local auto dealership Maplecrest Ford Lincoln to help raise awareness about driving safely to young, local residents.

Driven to Give will benefit Millburn Township residents:

  • Maplecrest Ford Lincoln will conduct auto safety and car care clinics on topics such as safely jump-starting your car battery, knowing the signs on your dashboard, proper parallel parking technique, and more.
  • For every test-drive taken at the event, Maplecrest Ford Lincoln and The Lincoln Motor Company will donate $20.00 per test drive (up to $8,000) to The United Way-Milburn Short Hills.
  • Monies raised during the event will help support local health and human care programs in our community.

(Rain date Sunday, April 21st 10:00 am – 4 pm)

United Way of Millburn-Short Hills Welcomes New Board Member:

Valerie Rand Boyle has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Millburn–Short Hills. A lifelong Short Hills resident and graduate from Millburn High School and Denison University Val’s local volunteer activities include many organizations. She has served as Vice President with the Town Beautification League, Co-Chair, Sr. Celebration Millburn High School, Co-Chair TGIF Millburn Middle School, Board Member for Hartshorn Elementary School, and Christ Church Nursery School. Val is a member of Christ Church, Cora Hartshorn Aboretum, and the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. Her extensive community involvement and leadership will be most valuable as a United Way of Millburn-Short Hills Trustee. Val and her husband Michael are the parents of three children, and have resided in Short Hills since 1992.




United Way of Millburn-Short Hills

Since 1986, the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills has worked to meet the human and health care needs of the people who live and work right here in town. We do this by first researching the needs of the local community and then developing strategies for providing the resources to the people in need. We partner with over 20 non-profit agencies and provided funding directly to programs that benefit individuals and families, children, the elderly, the sick, disabled and others who may be in the midst of crisis or who are victims of abuse.

GET HELP –Disaster Relief-Hurricane Sandy

For families beginning their recovery journey, United Way directs residents to its partner agency NJ 2-1-1, a referral service and warehouse of basic information on everything from proper clean-up procedures and temporary shelter to avenues for emotional support and more.  Click here to visit

Residents can also dial “2-1-1” 24 hours a day, seven days a week for help in finding available assistance services.

Making a Difference in Our Community

Every day, someone in Millburn or Short Hills needs help a friend, neighbor, family member, or an employee. The needs are real. Homebound residents need meals delivered. Domestic abuse victims need shelter, locks changed, and counseling. Children with cancer and blood disorders need healthcare services and transportation to medical facilities. These needs are real and are met through contributions to the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills.

Our Impact Areas


Helping Children and Youth Succeed Educationally and Socially

Fostering Financial and Social Self-Sufficiency

Maintaining Dignity and Respect for our Elderly

Assisting People with Disabilities

Improving Quality of Life and Health

United Way of Millburn-Short Hills President Michael Harwood, far right, receiving the “Major Not-For-Profit Serving Our Community and Beyond Award” at the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Come Together Gala, Short Hills Hilton. Presenting the award in the center is Shayne Miller, President of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, and former Mayor and Township Committee Member of Millburn Short Hills, Tom McDermott.


United Way of Millburn-Short Hills Honors Trustees:
Board members of the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills recently honored Karl Becker, past president, Al Connellee, past president, C. James Schaefer, past vice-president, and Roger Welt, former Treasurer for their years of leadership and dedication as volunteers to our community. Collectively, over 100 years of their outstanding service has helped make a lasting impact to the residents of Millburn-Short Hills. Honoree, C. James Schaefer is pictured above on right receiving his award with President Michael Harwood.


United Way High School Club Collects Toys for Children Affected from Hurricane Sandy:

United Way Millburn High School Club members collected over 100 toys to be delivered to the Belmar distribution center and distributed to many children who were displaced from schools in the shore areas. Toys collected consisted of stuffed animals, games, crayons, coloring books, sporting good items and much more. Pictured in front of some bags of toys collected are United Way Millburn High School Club Presidents Allie Rounick (left) and Whitney Thomas. Several collections for the Belmar distribution center were spearheaded by Short Hills’ resident Nancy Kislin.



Millburn High School Football Team helped raise awareness about brain injury prevention and helmet safety by collecting gently protective head gear for the Kids Division of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. This was a community collaborative effort with Opportunity Project, Inc. and United Way of Millburn-Short Hills.


Millburn High School seniors, Perry Zou, left, and Jeffrey Lai volunteer their time working in the offices of United Way of Millburn-Short Hills. They assist with administrative tasks, help prepare marketing materials and work on several projects for the United Way.


The Hartshorn School Student Council led by teachers Sarah McCarthy and Allison Maider organized “Crazy Clothes” day as a fundraiser for the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills. The students wore “Crazy Clothes” and donated a dollar to participate. The Student Council representatives made posters and created a flyer to advertise the event. They also met with grades K -5 to explain the fundraiser and encouraged everyone to participate. In the end, Hartshorn School proudly raised $682.00 from generous students, parents, and faculty members. Holding the poster to advertise “Crazy Clothes” are Student Council members, Jared Gehn, and Giulia Nisita.


United Way Trustees, Vice President, Nancy Hamilton (l.) and Treasurer, Kathleen Bourke (c.) pictured with New Eyes Community Relations Coordinator, Jean Gajano, and student volunteers, learned the interesting history of New Eyes, the eyeglass recycling process and an overview of the students’ various responsibilities. The year round Student Volunteer Program is funded the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills, which gives young adults an opportunity to give back to the community as well as help those in need around the world.