Looking to do more good?

You’ve come to the right place.

At Melarbit Partners, we understand that positive change comes from expected and unexpected places. Now, more than ever, it’s important to work across different industries and sectors with the full range of change makers and community builders – nonprofits, anchor institutions, entrepreneurs, corporate social responsibility teams and social investors – relentless in their pursuit to positively impact the causes and communities they care about.

Let’s do more good together.

Looking to do more good?

You’ve come to the right place.

At Melarbit Partners, we understand that positive change comes from expected and unexpected places. Now, more than ever, it’s important to work across different industries and sectors with the full range of change makers and community builders – nonprofits, anchor institutions, entrepreneurs, corporate social responsibility teams and social investors – relentless in their pursuit to positively impact the causes and communities they care about.

Let’s do more good together.

Luna Theatre
West Orange, NJ

Luna Theatre
West Orange, NJ

Melarbit Partners: Doing More Good

Business Planning & Advisory Services

Fundraising & Philanthropic Counsel

Melarbit Partners is a specialized team of colleagues, collaborators, and consultants dedicated to harnessing the full range of financial and other resources needed to solve social problems, revitalize neighborhoods and build community. From concept to completion, we collaborate with you to activate and accelerate your fundraising, philanthropic and social impact goals with consulting, coaching and interim services offered at transformational times.

Founded by Bruce Arbit, in 2006, Melarbit Partners, Inc. has set new standards of fundraising and social impact at major institutions and community-based organizations, with over $150 million raised. Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, the company has built a reputation as a trusted source for fresh, innovative services and solutions.

Featured Solution:

Interim Services

Our Impact

Learn more about our impact and collaborators below.

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Large-Scale Positive Change and Impact Can Come from Unexpected Places

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers – AIChE

CHALLENGE:
Address major global challenges and demonstrate the ways in which the chemical engineering industry is a force for good.

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SOLUTION:
The Doing a World of Good campaign, a five-year $15 million industry-wide global philanthropic initiative centered around 5 core transformative priorities to shape the future of the profession and use that expertise to advance solutions to pressing societal challenges.

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IMPACT:
Since its launch in 2015, the Campaign has raised $17 million through the support of 120 corporate partners and more than 6,000 individual supporters. Funds raised are driving solutions to advance the safe and responsible practice of the profession; increase inclusion at each stage of the career continuum; research and innovation. Discussions are underway to build on the success of this initial phase of the campaign.

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Pioneering a New Blended Capital Social Investment Fund

Housing & Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. - HANDS

CHALLENGE:
Maintain the affordability of several real estate properties in a gentrifying New Jersey neighborhood, to maintain their use for — artists, entrepreneurs and other change makers and community builders – committed to the community’s revitalization.

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SOLUTION:
The Neighborhood Anchors Fund (NAF), a $2.85 million blended capital social
investment vehicle that ‘blended’ 3 different sources of funding and finance.

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IMPACT:
The NAF was part of a longer-term commitment to harness the power of the Arts to revitalize neighborhoods in Orange, and East Orange, NJ. The NAF supported a portfolio of 7 real estate properties to serve as long-standing community assets, regardless of gentrification, including notable destinations such as Luna Stage and Hat City Kitchen. The fund has grown to $11 million and continues to provide for long-term affordability of properties in the community. Note the mural featured on the Melarbit landing page, by Dan Fenelon is painted on the side of one of these NAF funded buildings, that houses Luna Stage, in West Orange, NJ.

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Leveraging the Power of a Milestone Anniversary to Raise Visibility and Funds

Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development - CUEED

CHALLENGE:
Create a culture of fundraising & philanthropy to advance the Center’s vision to build a world-class, research-driven teaching and practitioner-oriented program. A center that stimulates entrepreneurial economic growth that transforms the city of Newark, New Jersey, and other urban centers in the state and around the world.

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SOLUTION:
Leverage the Center’s 10th anniversary to bring attention and resources to CUEED.

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IMPACT:
A series of events, fundraising activities, including two crowdfunding campaigns, and a culminating UnGala resulted in more than $250k raised for the Center. These ten-year anniversary activities allowed CUEED to develop relationships with several high-profile ‘Council of Urban Entrepreneurs’ and many corporate partners, to foster inclusive economic growth and wealth among the next generation of 1,000 small business owners.

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Using What you Have to Get What You Want

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - LLS

CHALLENGE:
Diversify funding in order to drive cures to leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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SOLUTION:
Build on the organization’s event-based fundraising through a relationship-based philanthropic giving effort, focused on blood cancer research, to stimulate large-scale philanthropic investments.

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IMPACT:
Proved the organization’s ability to extend its resource development efforts beyond events, including the realization of the largest single gift in the organization’s history at the time, a multimillion-dollar philanthropic research gift. Over the years, these new sources of funding have led to the formation of strategic collaborations with biotech companies and academic researchers to accelerate drug development and pathways.

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Note: Work with LLS was led by Melarbit founder, Bruce Arbit, and took place prior to the creation of Melarbit Partners, Inc.

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Large-Scale Positive Change and Impact Can Come from Unexpected Places

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers – AIChE

CHALLENGE:
Address major global challenges and demonstrate the ways in which the chemical engineering industry is a force for good.

.

SOLUTION:
The Doing a World of Good campaign, a five-year $15 million industry-wide global philanthropic initiative centered around 5 core transformative priorities to shape the future of the profession and use that expertise to advance solutions to pressing societal challenges.

.

IMPACT:
Since its launch in 2015, the Campaign has raised $17 million through the support of 120 corporate partners and more than 6,000 individual supporters. Funds raised are driving solutions to advance the safe and responsible practice of the profession; increase inclusion at each stage of the career continuum; research and innovation. Discussions are underway to build on the success of this initial phase of the campaign.

null

Pioneering a New Blended Capital Social Investment Fund

Housing & Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. - HANDS

CHALLENGE:
Maintain the affordability of several real estate properties in a gentrifying New Jersey neighborhood, to maintain their use for — artists, entrepreneurs and other change makers and community builders – committed to the community’s revitalization.

.

SOLUTION:
The Neighborhood Anchors Fund (NAF), a $2.85 million blended capital social investment vehicle that ‘blended’ 3 different sources of funding and finance.

.

IMPACT:
The NAF was part of a longer-term commitment to harness the power of the Arts to revitalize neighborhoods in Orange, and East Orange, NJ. The NAF supported a portfolio of 7 real estate properties to serve as long-standing community assets, regardless of gentrification, including notable destinations such as Luna Stage and Hat City Kitchen. The fund has grown to $11 million and continues to provide for long-term affordability of properties in the community. Note the mural featured on the Melarbit landing page, by Dan Fenelon is painted on the side of one of these NAF funded buildings, that houses Luna Stage, in West Orange, NJ.

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Using What you Have to Get What You Want

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - LLS

CHALLENGE:
Diversify funding in order to drive cures to leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

.

SOLUTION:
Build on the organization’s event-based fundraising through a relationship-based philanthropic giving effort, focused on blood cancer research, to stimulate large-scale philanthropic investments.

.

IMPACT:
Proved the organization’s ability to extend its resource development efforts beyond events, including the realization of the largest single gift in the organization’s history at the time, a multimillion-dollar philanthropic research gift. Over the years, these new sources of funding have led to the formation of strategic collaborations with biotech companies and academic researchers to accelerate drug development and pathways.

.

Note: Work with LLS was led by Melarbit founder, Bruce Arbit, and took place prior to the creation of Melarbit Partners, Inc.

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Leveraging the Power of a Milestone Anniversary to Raise Visibility and Funds

Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development - CUEED

CHALLENGE:
Create a culture of fundraising & philanthropy to advance the Center’s vision to build a world-class, research-driven teaching and practitioner-oriented program. A center that stimulates entrepreneurial economic growth that transforms the city of Newark, New Jersey, and other urban centers in the state and around the world.

.

SOLUTION:
Leverage the Center’s 10th anniversary to bring attention and resources to CUEED.

.

IMPACT:
A series of events, fundraising activities, including two crowdfunding campaigns, and a culminating UnGala resulted in more than $250k raised for the Center. These ten-year anniversary activities allowed CUEED to develop relationships with several high-profile ‘Council of Urban Entrepreneurs’ and many corporate partners, to foster inclusive economic growth and wealth among the next generation of 1,000 small business owners.

Our Team

Meet the Melarbit Partners Team

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Bruce Arbit

Founder, Principal

Throughout his career, Bruce has launched transformative fundraising initiatives, working with organizations during pivotal moments in their history. He has raised more than $150 million during his 25 years as a frontline fundraiser. Melarbit Partners, an homage to his family’s namesake, was founded in 2006 and stems from his passion to collaborate with changemakers and community builders to help them activate and accelerate their programs and do more good.

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Kristy Omelianuk

Managing Director

Since joining Melarbit, Kristy has had the opportunity to apply her skills in project management to support client initiatives. Her organized approach to campaign management stems from 15 years of experience with strategic partnerships, business and program development, event planning, marketing and philanthropic activities in higher education and social services fundraising.

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Mary Ann Ludwig

Associate

Mary Ann has extensive senior level development experience in the nonprofit health sector, giving her particular insights and expertise to advance our clients’ goals. She is the team’s head writer and editor, crafting strategic communications, ranging from solicitations, stewardship and annual reports.

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Chelsea Duffy

Campaign Coordinator

With firm roots in Hudson County and social impact projects, Chelsea develops and executes multi-channel marketing campaigns for Melarbit and its clients. In this capacity she creatively communicates organizational effectiveness to broaden reach and secure resources.

Our Team

Meet the Melarbit Partners Team

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Bruce Arbit

Founder, Principal

Throughout his career, Bruce has launched transformative fundraising initiatives, working with organizations during pivotal moments in their history. He has raised more than $100 million during his 25 years as a frontline fundraiser. Melarbit Partners, an homage to his family’s namesake, was founded in 2006 and stems from his passion to collaborate with changemakers and community builders to help them activate and accelerate their programs and do more good.

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Kristy Omelianuk

Managing Director

Since joining Melarbit, Kristy has had the opportunity to apply her skills in project management to support client initiatives. Her organized approach to campaign management stems from 15 years of experience with strategic partnerships, business and program development, event planning, marketing and philanthropic activities in higher education and social services fundraising.

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Mary Ann Ludwig

Associate

Mary Ann has extensive senior level development experience in the nonprofit health sector, giving her particular insights and expertise to advance our clients’ goals. She is the team’s head writer and editor, crafting strategic communications, ranging from solicitations, stewardship and annual reports.

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Chelsea Duffy

Campaign Coordinator

With firm roots in Hudson County and social impact projects, Chelsea develops and executes multi-channel marketing campaigns for Melarbit and its clients. In this capacity she creatively communicates organizational effectiveness to broaden reach and secure resources.

Contact Us

Let’s do more good together!

Phone number

(646) 701-3778

Email

info@melarbit.com

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