Our Impact & Work

Learn more about our impact and collaborations 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.

Institutions/organizations that we have worked with include:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) (and their Corporate Partners)
ArtsCAP (Arts Coalition of Asbury Park)
Beth Israel Medical Center/ Continuum Health Partners
Big Brother and Big Sister of Essex and Hudson County
Contact Fund
Housing Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS)
Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
Interfaith Neighbors
Jacob Riis Settlement House
Job Path
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lighthouse International
National Hemophilia Association
New York Blood Center
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Pride Center of Staten Island
Rocking the Boat
Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED)
Team Wilderness
Valley Arts
Visiting Nurse Services of NY, among others
WHEDco

Current and Past Affiliations and Collaborations (current highlighted in bold):

ASAE (Center for Association Leadership) & the ASAE Research Foundation
Advisors in Philanthropy (AIP)
Association of Nonprofit Specialists
Community Investing Network of NJ
Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
HudsonImpact!
New York University Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship
NJ Impact Investing Collective – Founding Member & Consultant
New Jersey Office of Faith-Based Initiatives – Social Entrepreneur Enterprise Development Program (SE2D)
New School Community Development Finance Lab
Support Center of NY/NJ

Contact Us

Let’s do more good together!

Phone number

(646) 701-3778

Email

info@melarbit.com