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Dawn Schwartz


connecting. creating. changing.

▪  Business Development  ▪  Fundraising Strategy

▪  Content Writing  ▪  Marketing Communication 
▪  Events & Campaigns  ▪  Strategic Engagement

▪ Thoughtful Planning  ▪  Social Responsibility 


Get to Know Dawn

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With age comes wisdom and experience. My life-long career ambition is that it is always evolving and expanding my portfolio of knowledge and skills to benefit others. I take pride in helping people, nonprofits and small businesses become the best versions of themselves.  I even completed the 200-hour NJ Yoga Teacher Training Certification, so I could further myself and others through the power of yoga. 

Whether it is taking deep dives into analytics and strategy, increasing revenue and organization efficiencies or brand awareness through inspiring events and creative online storytelling, together, we will connect, and create the change you are looking for.

Over the course of the past 30 years, I have had the privilege to learn from and work with some of the most highly respected and prominent business leaders. 

And, here's what some of them are saying . . .

“I have worked with Dawn for over a decade while I served on the North and State Boards of Junior Achievement of NJ. In that time I have come to know Dawn as an extremely capable passionate  professional. Simply put, Dawn always gets it done and always gets the results she is tasked to achieve. She is the consummate organizer and motivator . . . bringing teams and people together to rally around a mission and achieve it. Dawn operates with integrity and builds long lasting trust based relationships. I would not hesitate to call on Dawn to support revenue generation, communication or any complex event organization and execution.” 


~John Cusano, Chief Business and Technology Operations Officer, AIG General Insurance

"I have had the pleasure of working with Dawn Schwartz in a range of different environments. As one of the key founders behind the launch of the Junior Achievement’s NJ Business Hall of Fame, we met and worked closely together the year that I was inducted as a Laureate. In that role, she was thoughtful, disciplined and organized. She made the process easy, took my limited time availability into account and created a fun-filled, awesome experience. Subsequently we have met often as she has evolved her own career and transitioned to a consulting role for the nonprofit community. Leveraging her knowledge of this unique sector and her strong relationships in the state, Dawn has been able to deliver value to the organizations that rely on her for strategic advice regarding their marketing communications and branding. While her professional skills are the core of success, her passionate and energetic approach to her clients and the community make it a joy to work with her."

~Sally Glick, Principal and Chief Growth Strategist, SobelCo

"Dawn recently conducted an Organizational Audit for Runway of Dreams and did a thorough and complete job. She met with staff, vendors, Board members and volunteers to access all aspects of the organization and was well received by everyone she met. She reviewed overall organizational and fund development processes and procedures, roles and responsibilities, materials and our website and made thoughtful recommendations in each area. Dawn concluded the project with a written report that will serve as a road map for our organization moving forward and presentation to the Board of Trustees. She was delightful to work with and we look forward to collaborating again on future projects."

 ~Mindy Scheier, Founder & CEO Runway of Dreams Foundation

"Dawn brings an unparalleled passion and energy into any room! It’s because of her that I serve as the North Board Chair of Junior Achievement of NJ. She is a person of influence, and I can say without a doubt that she led the charge in building the Regional Boards to be the top-quality leadership that they are today. She makes fundraising seem easy to do when we all know how uncomfortable it is for most people to ask for money. I credit that to her positive nature and strategic mindedness. Whenever she’s introduced, it typically begins with “Let’s bring up the woman who knows how to always put the ‘fun’ in fundraising, Dawn!”


~Peter Wallburg, Senior Managing Director, Peapack Gladstone Private Banking &  JANJ North Board Chairman

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