Dec 28, 2020
Bridget Cutler is the founder and executive director of Moms Helping Moms Foundation – a New Jersey nonprofit, baby supply and diaper bank. She founded Moms Helping Moms 2011 shortly after having her first child. While still adjusting to new motherhood, Bridget read a magazine article that changed her life. It was about a mother who decided to give her child up for adoption because she couldn't stand to hear her crying from hunger. She was overcome with the thought that no mother should ever be faced with that choice, and no child should ever go hungry. She started collecting and distributing baby items from her garage in Hoboken. Since that day in 2011, Ms. Cutler has grown Moms Helping Moms Foundation from a small initiative to a thriving nonprofit that distributes hundreds of thousands of items, including diapers, clothing, strollers, safe sleep solutions, books to low-income families annually
Ms. Cutler was recognized as a CNN Hero in 2015; received the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award in the Founders / Innovators Category in 2018 for her leadership, dedication and commitment to addressing childhood poverty; and received a Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award in 2019.
Ms. Cutler earned her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University, and her Masters in Elementary Education from Montclair State University. Prior to work at Moms Helping Moms Foundation, Ms. Cutler worked as a CPA at Ernst and Young, JP Morgan and Luxor Capital Group in NYC.
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