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Our Founder/CEO Donna Marie Romani was recently awarded the distinction of Super Women of the Year as reported by South Jersey Magazine. We are very proud of her accomplishments and well-deserved recognition.
An active volunteer in South Jersey since 1975, Romani founded Grace in the Mud last year. The charitable organization seeks to help young, at-risk girls ages 9 through 11 develop skills that will aid them in becoming established young women and leaders for the next generation. The nonprofit inspires these girls to pursue the future of their dreams through a fully immersive enrichment program, using a three-pronged approach to promote positive identity formation, character development and civic responsibility. Romani often works with these girls as they transition into adulthood and reach 21 years old. By partnering with local businesses and organizations, Grace in the Mud is able to give the girls hands-on experiences that wouldn’t otherwise be available to them. “I would love to see this program grow and be a model for programs like Girls Scouts of America, Big Brothers and Big Sisters,” Romani says.