Shifting Society’s Perception of Individuals
with Developmental Disabilities

Reaching New Heights in Diversity and Inclusion

4th Annual Zefer Foundation Happy Hour Fundraiser


Join us on Friday, April 24th 5:30-8:30PM for our 4th Annual Zefer Foundation Fundraiser!
Lower Forge Brewery, 14 S Main Street Medford, NJ 08055

Includes Food! Hot sandwiches, fruit & veggie trays, potato salad, macaroni salad & more! Plus: Craft Beers & Basket Raffles! TAKE A TOUR!

Limited Number of Tickets Available! PURCHASE PRIOR TO EVENT TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT: Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe in Mount Holly NJ, Lower Forge Brewery in Medford, NJ or send check to Adrienne Arena, 9 Colleen Court, Medford NJ, 08055 (checks written out to “Zefer Foundation”)

Brandi Fishman Wins 2020 “Hero of the Year” by NAWBO

Congrats to Brandi Elisabeth for winning “Hero of the Year” from NAWBO® South Jersey  (National Association of Women Business Owners) at the Beyond The Glass Ceiling Awards fundraiser on February 6th, 2020. The Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards honors extraordinary individuals for their contributions to women and women business owners. We are so proud of our leader and thank you also to all the trustees and volunteers that made all the magic happen!

The South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO SJ) was formed in February of 2003 and was granted chapter status from the National Organization in June 2003. NAWBO® South Jersey is dedicated to providing support, education, mentoring, and networking opportunities for women business owners and their associates in the region.


Brandi Fishman, posing with her husband Craig Fishman, LLC, is all smiles after also receiving the Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Andy Kim.

We are Officially Non-Profit!

Help Our Future By Helping Us

The Zefer Foundation’s mission is to shift society’s perception of individuals classified as Intellectually and/or Developmentally Disabled.


Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys nationwide

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined. Autism now affects 1 in 68 children nationwide, according to the CD. Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys nationwide, according to the CDC. It’s a growing number of our population and we want these special individuals to have their own independence as they mature into adults through recreation, housing and employment.

Zefer Has Opened Its First Business: Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe!

Starting in the Fall of 2017, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe will open in Mill Race Village, a historic and beautifully restored neighborhood in Mount Holly, NJ. Providing not only adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to gain employment, but also serving the best coffee in a comfortable setting. We are so excited for our first business!

Warrior to Revolutionary

A story about a personal journey involving autism, disability, acceptance, perception, and advocacy. Brandi Fishman discusses her work with the Zefer Foundation and how her life and purpose changed forever. Brandi Fishman is the President and founder of the Zefer Foundation, here she brings 5 years’ experience of heading charitable organizations. Brandi Fishman is the founder and President of the Pioneer Autism Sensory Center Parent Teacher Organization at Burlington County Special Services School District. Brandi Fishman is also a Special Education advocate and member for The Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates. She also founded the iPads for Autism campaign. Brandi is on the District Evaluation Advisory Committee at Burlington County Special Services School District. Click here to watch the video.

Zefer Meetings

March  6th, 2020
Burlington Library
Next Meetings:
April 4th, 9:30am, Room B
May 9th, 9:30am, Room A
June 6th, 10am, Room A

Mission Statement

The mission of the Zefer Foundation is to shift society’s perception of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We will accomplish this by collaborating with individuals and agencies to create unprecedented opportunities for inclusion and diversity in the areas of employment, housing and recreation. Read More.