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Honey Open Raises Over $53,000

Twelve women posing for a golf clinic photo at Farmstead Golf & Country Club
New golfers took part in a beginner golf clinic taught by LPGA professional Kammy Maxfeldt.

Over 100 area women took part in the annual United Way Honey Open Golf Outing on September 12 at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club.

The women’s-only golf event, which raised over $53,000 was focused on helping ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and households in poverty — those who struggle to afford life’s basics.

Hosted by United Way of Northern New Jersey Women United, this event honors the legacy of tournament founder Helen “Honey” Ackerman, a former Sussex County clerk who believed in helping those in need.

Women United engages philanthropic women throughout the year in volunteer, fundraising and advocacy efforts to help ALICE and those in poverty throughout the region get on a path to financial stability.

The golf event raises critical funds for United Way’s work across the region to improve life for ALICE. Despite working hard, ALICE essential workers live paycheck to paycheck, unable to afford life’s basics. United Way is working toward a future where ALICE can afford to save for an emergency, access health care and give their children the right start in life.

The event was made possible by Signature sponsors HLW and JLL, Platinum sponsors Bentley Assisted Living, Lakeland Bank, MillerKnoll and ThorLabs, and Gold sponsors First Hope Bank and Selective.

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