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A 38 year old, Trenton-based nonprofit that fosters self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.

Isles Bridge Builders

Isles Bridge Builders, our Major Donor Circle, show an increased commitment to fostering self-reliance with an annual contribution of $1,000 or more.  Help form a bridge connecting those who have resources with those whom Isles serves. 
*Members are invited to attend an exclusive annual Isles Bridge Builder gathering!

Donor Profile:  Sean Zielenbach 

In 1988, Sean Zielenbach was a junior at Princeton University with a personal interest in urban redevelopment, social justice, and civil rights.  He was introduced to Marty Johnson and Isles.  Excited, Sean volunteered on various urban rehabilitation projects and went on to write his senior thesis on Isles.  After Princeton, he earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. Today, Sean lives with his family in Alexandria, VA and manages his own national consulting practice while serving on numerous community development advisory boards.   He consults on nonprofit management, strategic planning, impact measurement, and program and product development; he researches affordable housing development and neighborhood revitalization; and he has published numerous articles on community development as well as a book, The Art of Revitalization.  
From his national perch and successful career, Sean remembers Trenton and Isles.  Maintaining his friendship with Marty and his connection to Isles, he has supported Isles' annual fund for two decades.  And, for the past several years, Sean has been a member of the Isles Bridge Builders - Isles' major donor circle.   In a recent interview, he noted that, "Isles continues to be innovative, creative, and on the cutting edge of finding solutions to complex problems of urban redevelopment.  Isles has taken a more comprehensive approach than many other organizations.  I remain committed to supporting Isles for these reasons, plus - it's fun to support Isles!"
When you make a donation of $1000 or more, you are considered an Isles Bridge Builder. Click here to make a donation online, or​ send your donation to:
Isles, Inc.
Resource Development Dept.
10 Wood St.
Trenton, NJ  08618
*Please make check payable to Isles
Consider a gift of stock to become an Isles Bridge Builder.
For more information, call us at 609-341-4798.