We are pleased to share photos of our 2012 Humanitarian Awards recipients.
Each year, with the prestigious Humanitarian Award, we honor individuals or organizations demonstrating a commitment to our mission to value diversity, educate leaders, and promote respect. Our Chapters recognize local leaders who are helping to make their communities and workplaces more inclusive. Our State Humanitarian Awards Dinner recognizes individual leaders and leading organizations working throughout New Jersey, the United States, and globally on behalf of equity and justice.
2012 State Humanitarian Awards Recipients
The 2012 honorees include the following:
Virginia Aiken Gormley, Founder Atlantic City Friends of Music; Diane and Patrick McKoy; Rabbi Aaron Krauss, Beth El Synagogue
Humanitarian Award: William R. Hagaman, Jr., CPA Managing Partner & CEO, WithumSmith+Brown, PC; Community Service Award: Elijah’s Promise; Corporate Citizen Award: Siemens Corporation; Middlesex County Community Diversity Champions: Sheila Highsmith, Highland Park; Sgt. Lisa Robinson, Monroe Township; Venus Majeski, Perth Amboy
South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
Steven J. Diner, Professor and former Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
Darnell L Moore, Director of Educational Initiatives, Hetrick-Martin Institute
Greater Bergen County Area
Humanitarian Award: Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi, Associate Professor of Education, Fairleigh Dickenson University and Dr. Joan Rivitz, New Jersey Civil Rights Commissioner; Associate Director, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education; Chairperson, New Jersey Human Relations Council Advisory Board; Community Service Award: Nancy Boone, Founder and Market Manager, Ramsey Farmers’ Market; Diversity in Higher Education Award: Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF), Ramapo College of NJ
Fidelity Investments; Hudson Community Enterprises; Ahmed Shedeed, President of the Islamic Council of Jersey City
Lorenzo (Bill) Dangler, President, Greater Long Branch NAACP; Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis, Sr., Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church; Jersey Shore PFLAG, Abby Maisonave, President; Lakewood BlueClaws, Geoff Brown, General Manager; Laura F. Rickards, Director, Educational & Opportunity Fund – Office of Multicultural Services, Ocean County College
The Arc Mercer, Inc.; Connie Mercer, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, HomeFront; Mercer County Community College; PNC Bank – Downtown Trenton Branch