About Us

The Sharing Network Foundation supports the work of NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for the nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. The Foundation is committed to increasing the number of lives saved through clinical advancement, family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

By making a contribution, you empower our efforts, bringing us a step closer to providing the greatest gift of all... the gift of life.

Board of Trustees

Chris Bautista, Chair
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Resident of Spring Lake Heights

Jane Buckiewicz, Vice Chair
Resident of Point Pleasant Beach

Ron Oswick, Vice Chair
Seix Investment Advisors
Resident of Freehold Borough

Elizabeth Stamler, Secretary/Treasurer
County of Union
Resident of Scotch Plains

Steve Alessi
Advance Local
Resident of Cream Ridge

Kisha Bray
Maplecrest Ford Lincoln of Union
Resident of Plainfield

Patrick Buddle, MD
Jersey Shore University
Medical Center
Resident of Manasquan

Sandy Erwin
Resident of Newton

Paul Jova
Herr Foods Inc.
Resident of Brick

Mitch Kogen
Landmark Dividend
Resident of West Orange

Philip S. Kolm
Resident of Fort Lee

Stephen Orenchuk
Resident of Mahwah

Debbie Prince
Resident of North Caldwell

Michael Rizzo
Resident of Upper Saddle River

Bernard Simon
Resident of Edison




Ex-Officio Members:

Amanda A. Tibok
Executive Director

Carolyn M. Welsh
President & CEO
NJ Sharing Network

Named Funds

We are proud to partner with donor families and transplant recipients to honor their loved ones and further our life-saving mission through philanthropy.


Riley’s Path

Seeks to improve the quality of life for transplant recipients and those in need of organ transplants.


Directly supports scholarships to high school students whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation and/or are advocates.


Raises funds to increase outreach to multicultural communities in New Jersey about the critical need and importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor.


Directly supports the Hero Act through the production and distribution of educational materials and related programs on the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.


Raises funds to provide transplant recipients and their caregivers support to ensure they continue to thrive post-transplant.


Continues to build awareness and educate the public about the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation through documentary screenings and partnership with the 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games.

Contributor Privacy Policy: The Sharing Network Foundation’s Commitment to Our Contributors

We will not sell, share or trade our contributors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our contributors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by our Foundation both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Sharing Network Foundation website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any contributions are processed through a third-party service provider, our contributors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the contribution.

The Sharing Network Foundation adheres to the standards put forth in the Contributor (Donor) Bill of Rights.