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Join Us!

If you too love Morris Plains and want to see our downtown thrive, join us in our mission of economic, social and cultural enrichment. Downtown Morris Plains was established by a small group of residents who knew that a vibrant business community benefits everyone. We are grateful for your interest and support, whether you can lend your time, make a gift, or offer your expertise. 

Make a Gift

Every dollar makes a difference right here in our community. Downtown Morris Plains is proud to celebrate your generosity and recognizes gifts based on the giving levels below.

1926 Circle - $10,000 and above
In celebration of Morris Plains' founding in 1926, members of the 1926 circle are our most generous leadership donors.
Merchant's Mark Club- $5,000
Daniel Merchant ("Mr. Morris Plains")  was the first Mayor, having also served as everything from postmaster to fire chief
Borough Believers - $2,500
Previously under the jurisdiction of Hanover Township, the Borough of Morris Plains was incorporated on January 15, 1926
Community of Caring Circle- $1,000
Morris Plains has been known as the "Community of Caring" since citizens stepped up to make our town what it is today.
Speedwell Supporter - $500
Speedwell is the heart of our downtown and the location of the first houses built in town nearly a century ago
Watnong Welcomers - $250

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Gifts can be made online via the link above or by check, made payable to Downtown Morris Plains (8 Forest Ct., Morris Plains, NJ 07950). Downtown Morris Plains is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,. Gifts made are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law . No goods or services are provided in exchange for gifts made to the organization.


Get involved with Downtown Morris Plains

Our vision is big, but our team is small. In order to fulfill our mission and expand our impact in Morris Plains, we will grow our Board and create committees. To learn more about our volunteer needs, please click the button below and tell us more about yourself.


The path to establishing and launching Downtown Morris Plains was paved by many and due to their leadership, support, and inspiration. Thank you to Mayor Karr and the Borough Council, especially the Business Development Committee that believes so passionately in the importance of supporting our local businesses. 

23 Founding Friends of Downtown Morris Plains

In order to cover startup costs and propel the organization beyond the planning phase, we launched a small fundraising effort in June 2023 and invited friends and neighbors to fill 23 spots as our "Founding Friends." We are thrilled to celebrate the individuals and families below, all of whom made a gift of $100 or more.
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