Nealon Isaacs joins Garden State Equality as Development Manager

Garden State Equality's Nealon Isaacs
Garden State Equality's Nealon Isaacs

GSE continues to grow in New Jersey

Garden State Equality hired Nealon Isaacs as its new Development Manager, where he will oversee the organization’s fundraising. Nealon, worked previously for New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak’s legislative office and Millennium Strategies.

“We are excited to have Nealon join our growing team here at Garden State Equality,” said Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality. “Over the last three years, we’ve built a financially solvent profile that’s allowed us to dramatically expand our community programs and triple our staff, and I’m confident with Nealon’s track record of success, he’ll continue to take Garden State Equality to new heights.”

As Grants Manager for Millennium Strategies, Isaacs secured critical funding for municipal and county clients that affected urban and working class communities. Isaacs earned $4.6 million in grant funding for the city of East Orange to perform lead remediation and abatement in low income census tracts.

The GSE organization recently concluded its 10th Annual Equality Walk Weekend, where it raised over $100,000 from sponsors and small donors. Isaac will join a large group of new hires at the organization. They include: Alisha De Lorenzo, Interim Deputy Director and Cole Callahan, Safe Schools Coordinator.

“It’s been a point of pride throughout my career to advocate on behalf of the ‘little guy’ and give voice to the voiceless,” said Isaacs about his new job.

“As my legislative director, Nealon was invaluable in helping me steer critical bills that protect marginalized communities in our state, including youth, seniors, LGBTQ people, and individuals with mental illness,” said State Senator Lesniak. “I have no doubt he’ll bring the same thoughtfulness, strategic planning, and vigor to his work at Garden State Equality.”