NJ Heroes

  • Jack McDonald – GI Tickets Foundation - 5/26/15

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    Posted on May 26, 2015

    This past month, we had our second online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award.  I’m so pleased to name Jack McDonald, founder of GI Tickets Foundation, our 35th New Jersey Hero! Jack was up for the NJ Hero Award along with two other nominees – Tom Cunningham of Operation Jersey Cares and Ray Chimileski of Operation Chillout. These […]

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  • Peg Wright – The Center for Great Expectations - 4/27/15

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    Posted on April 27, 2015

    Today I visited The Center for Great Expectations to name their Founder and President, Peg Wright, my next NJ Hero.  The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) is a residential and outpatient treatment center whose mission is to provide homeless pregnant women a safe place, a safe presence, and a safe path so they may complete a healthy […]

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  • Beth Stefanacci – Go4theGoal - 3/31/15

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    Posted on March 31, 2015

    This past month, we had our first-ever online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award.  I’m so pleased to name Beth Stefanacci, founder of Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation, our 33rd New Jersey Hero! Beth was up for the NJ Hero Award along with two other nominees – Julianna Furfari of Tiara’s Loving Children and Yvette Long […]

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  • Melina García – Union City Music Project - 2/11/15

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    Posted on February 11, 2015

    Today I had the opportunity to visit the Union City Music Project where I awarded my first NJ Hero of 2015, Melina Garcia. Melina is the Founder and Executive Director of the Union City Music Project, which is in its 3rd year as a non-profit organization. Melina is a native to Venezuela native who immigrated to Brooklyn […]

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  • Rosemary Gilmartin – Interfaith Food Pantry - 11/25/14

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    Posted on November 25, 2014

    Today I had the opportunity to visit the Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) where I awarded my 31st NJ Hero, Rosemary Gilmartin, the Executive Director of the 20 year old organization. Rosemary started at Interfaith Food Pantry as a volunteer in 1995 and was asked to become their Executive Director a year and a half later. It was […]

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