On February 27, 1997, Jon Shure incorporated a fledgling think tank named New Jersey Policy Perspective. From a home office and P.O. box, NJPP has grown in scope and reach.

For 25 years, NJPP has been at the forefront of efforts to secure a thriving future for everyone in our state — from a $15 minimum wage, to paid sick leave, to a fairer tax code, and beyond. But no matter how much progress we have made, more work remains.

Join NJPP for a celebration a quarter of a century in the making!

This September, NJPP will celebrate this major milestone and we want you to be part of the festivities! Join us as we celebrate the last two and a half decades and lay the groundwork for the years to come at two special events:

25th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Livingston Ballroom, Heldrich Hotel
New Brunswick, NJ

Progress 2022 Policy Conference

Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Heldrich Hotel
New Brunswick, NJ

NJPP offers scholarships to Progress 2022 for nonprofit professionals, students, and others. If you would like to be considered, please email .

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

By sponsoring our silver anniversary year, you can help ensure that our work to advance economic justice and racial equity will continue for the next 25 years and beyond.

New Jersey Policy Perspective's 25th Anniversary celebration is made possible through the support of

The 25th Anniversary Gala and Progress 2022: Justice for All are sponsored by:



Marcia Marley


Genova Burns LLC
Gerville “Gerry” Gibbs Jr.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey
Jon Shure and Janice Conklin


Adriana Abizadeh
Henry A. Coleman
Ideal Image Consulting, Dan Fatton
IFPTE Local 194
National Association of Social Workers New Jersey


Deb D'Arcangelo and Ed Dippold
Family Success Institute
Janice Fine and David Donnelly
Heather Howard
Riverview Studios
Julia Sass Rubin and Gregory Stankiewicz
Stoolmacher Consulting Group
Senator Andrew Zwicker