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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, Brian C. Jackson, Chief Operating Officer of Stockton University - Atlantic City campus. 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, Fulton Bank of New Jersey
  • Mary Gruccio, EdD, Vineland Public Schools, John Nichols Volunteer of the Year

Community Champion Award

This award recognizes a company's exceptional commitment to the community through service and support.

  • Harrah’s Resort 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

Agency Executive Director’s Awards

This award is 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 Community Action Partnership, Cumberland County Agency Director Award
  • Jackie Meiluta, Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County, Henry J. Remeis Agency Director Award

Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Award

This 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 and a willingness to invest in innovative, strategic and expanded partnerships.

  • Merydawilda Colon, Stockton University, Henry Wise Community Advocate Award
  • Ken Pustizzi. Sr., SNJ Today, Cumberland County Community Advocate Award

Corporate Citizenship Award

This 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

Culture of Caring Award

This award honors organizations with outstanding employee participation rates.

  • Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Game Changer Award

This award honors an organization with a re-energized campaign demonstrated through increased employee participation and giving.

  • Hendricks House Group

Investing in Impact Award

This award honors an organization for their campaign’s focus on and contributions to the Impact Fund.

  • South Jersey Industries

Nonprofit Campaign Award

This 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

Leading the Way Campaign Award

This award honors an organization that runs a successful Leadership campaign.

  • South Jersey Industries

RSVP today!

Questions? Please contact us at 215-665-2504 or communityawards@uwgpsnj.org event sponsors