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United Way Celebrates Leaders in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties!

Wed, April 19, 2017

Community Awards

Please join us in celebrating the efforts of our volunteers and corporate partners who have made the commitment to changing lives and strengthening our community through their collective time, talent and treasure. Additionally, we will hear from keynote speaker, Harvey Kesselman, Ed.D., president of Stockton University. This event will take place Tuesday May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

This year we are honoring:

Volunteer of the Year

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism and an extraordinary commitment to the community through United Way.

  • Wendy Bartlett, of Fulton Bank of New Jersey
  • Mary Gruccio, of Vineland Public Schools, John Nichols Volunteer of the Year

United Way Campaign Champion

An award presented to recognize a company's exceptional commitment to the community through service and support.

  • Harrah’s Atlantic City

Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award

This award recognizes an employee campaign chair who has achieved exceptional results.

  • Gloria Sanchez, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Alan Angelo Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award

Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Award

Honors a Campaign Cabinet Volunteer whose commitment to United Way was evident by their performance and leadership on the cabinet and by their overall contribution to the campaign’s success.

  • Rick Mazer, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Campaign Chairman’s Award

Community Advocate Award

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an unselfish dedication to advancing the common good in our region through collaboration, community service abnd a willingness to invest in innovative, strategic and expanded partnerships.

  • Merydawilda Colon, Stockton University, Henry Wise Community Advocate Award

Corporate Citizenship Award

Honors excellence in corporate volunteerism by recognizing those companies who interact with us beyond the campaign and are highly engaged in our volunteer efforts.

  • OceanFirst Bank
  • Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc.
  • UPS

Agency Executive Director’s Awards

Presented to an agency director who has demonstrated good agency management, remarkable leadership among peers and partnership with United Way

  • Albert B. Kelly with the Gateway Action Community Partnership, Cumberland County Agency Director Award
  • Jacqueline Meiluta, Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County, Henry J. Remeis Agency Director Award

Culture of Caring Award

This award honors organizations with outstanding employee participation rates

  • Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Investment in Impact Award

Honors an organization for their campaign’s focus on and contributions to the Impact Fund

  • South Jersey Industries

Nonprofit Campaign Award

Honors the United Way Impact Partner Agency that runs a successful employee campaign and encourages giving to the Impact Fund.

  • Family Service Association of South Jersey, Spirit of Giving Award

Successful Leadership Campaign Award

Honors an organization that runs a successful Leadership campaign.

  • South Jersey Industries

RSVP today!

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