150 West State Street. Trenton NJ 08608 -- 609-989-1100 office

Association Staff

Barbara Berreski, JD, MS

Chief Executive Officer

Director, Government & Legal Affairs



Patricia S. Berry

Chief Operating Officer


Pamela J. Hersh

Communications & Public Affairs


Support Staff

Charlene R. Pipher

Executive Assistant/Web Design


Terry Toth

Part-Time Secretarial Assistant


Contact Info

New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities

150 West State Street

Trenton, New Jersey 08608

609-989-1100 office

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The Higher Education Incentive Endowment Program was established in September 1999 to build partnerships between private business leaders and New Jersey's colleges and universities.  Under the program, the state provided matching dollars for significant donations and endowment contributions.  The state's institutions of higher education and their students greatly benefitted from this program.  Four-year public colleges and universities received a 100% match over 10 years for endowment contributions of at least $1 million, and a 10% match for donations of at least $1 million.  Two-year colleges and independent colleges and universities also received benefits for securing significant endowment contributions and donations.  Institutions receiving Higher Education Incentive funds earmarked them to help stabilize tuition and provide scholarships, attract talented faculty, and build new classrooms and research facilities.

Funding for this program has been eliminated.  NJASCU supports restoring this program with its added benefit of helping public institutions help themselves in fundraising and expanding their endowments.

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