In started back in 1923, when Eldridge Reeves Johnson, Moorestown resident, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and Philanthropist, was approached by the Moorestown Women’s Club looking for financing to build a community center. He made the decision to get involved!
Mr. Johnson agreed to donate the funds necessary to build the facility and challenged the community with establishing a “permanent maintenance fund” for building operations. Within 8 months, more than $106,000 was raised in a town wide fund drive. Donations came from 740 individuals, 500 school children and dozens of local civic and fraternal organizations. Mr. Johnson gifted $250,000 and established a “permanent maintenance fund,” which at the time was $117,000. Our doors were opened on April 11, 1926 and the Community House of Moorestown continues to fulfill its mission as a place to strengthen our community by providing a home for all civic, social and recreational activities for individuals, families and organizations.
Your Philanthropic Journey Starts Here
Start your philanthropic journey with the Community House and become a part of our extraordinary legacy. Whether it's a gift of your time, talent or treasure, we welcome your involvement with our organization as we strive to preserve the house people have been calling home for over a century. The time is now!
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