Our Mission

New Jersey Heroes recognizes and celebrates the work done by individuals and non-profit organizations in New Jersey

Mission

To recognize, celebrate, and promote the Heroes of New Jersey who inspire fellow New Jerseyans to give back to their community.

Vision

To establish NJ Heroes as the premier recognition vehicle for the state’s individual volunteers and/or non-profit organizations that directly impact the lives of New Jersey’s less fortunate.

NJ Heroes, a private, non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2010.  NJH is inspired by the work of New Jersey’s first lady, Mary Pat Christie.  NJH operates alongside Mrs. Christie to encourage, recognize, and support the tireless efforts of unsung heroes that make the lives of New Jersey citizens better.  Unlike many other non-profit organizations, NJH does not directly serve a specific community need, but rather recognizes and celebrates the work done by individuals and non-profit organizations in New Jersey.

Board Members

First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Chairperson
Pat Hessels, Vice Chair
Mike Dion, Treasurer
Cam Henderson, Secretary
Leigh Ann Errico
Dianne Jacobs
Wendy Lazarus
Janice Maguire
Lori Morsch
Kathryn Oram
Debbie Riccardi

Hero Selection Process

New Jersey Heroes recognizes about eight Heroes every calendar year.  Once you are nominated to be a hero, you will be entered into our pool of applicants and be considered to win the New Jersey Heroes award.  Every individual that is nominated will receive a letter informing them that they have been submitted for consideration.