The 17th Distinguished Citizen Awards Banquet
The volunteers leading the charge for the 17th Distinguished Citizen Awards Banquet, which took place at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster on October 19th, , would like to formally thank all who made the event a record breaking success raising over $150,000 in support of Freedom House’s mission of Saving Lives and Reuniting Families.
This year’s event brought in attendance nearly 300 guests to the dinner and an awards ceremony which celebrated honoree, Mark M. Scott Commercial Mortgage Capital president and Anthony Slimowicz, Esq. Crum and Forster executive vice president. Scott Clark, former Director of Sports at WABC-TV in New York City was the master of ceremonies.
The following sponsors were instrumental to the success of the night, Biancamano & Distefano, Carroll, McNulty & Kull LLC, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, Chubb, CIT, Clara Maass Medical Center, Commercial Mortgage Capital, Crum & Forster, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, HUB International, Kushner Real Estate Group, Magna Legal Services, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Navigators Management Co., O’Toole Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu and Sterling Properties.
This year’s Emcee
Scott Clark – Retired Director and Anchor of Sports at WABC TV in New York
1992 James E. Burke, Chairman, Partnership for a Drug-Free America
1994 Irwin Lerner, Chairman, Governor’s Council for a Drug-Free Workplace, Inc.
1996 James R. Leva, Chairman and CEO, General Public Utilities Corporation
1998 Dean R. O’Hare, Chairman and CEO, The Chubb Corporation
2000 William H. Longfield, Chairman and CEO, C.R. Bard, Inc.
2002 Fred D. Hafer, Chairman, President and CEO, FirstEnergy, Inc.
2004 Roger E. Egan, President, Marsh, Inc.
2006 New York Jets Organization and the 1968 Super Bowl New York Jets
2008 Bob Franks, President, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
2009 John J. Degnan, Vice Chairman and COO, The Chubb Corporation
2010 Dr. Walter F. Guarino, President & Managing Partner, Insight/SGW and
Dave Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Sports Writer, New York Times
2011 Christopher R. Carroll, Esq., Partner, Carroll, McNulty & Kull, LLC and Congressman Leonard Lance
2012 Timothy M. Ring, Chief Executive Officer, C.R. Bard, Inc.
2013 Vincent C. Tizzio, President and CEO, Navigators Management Company, Inc.
2014 Fred T. Reihl, Former Freedom House Executive Director
2015 Adam M. Ambielli, President, Custom Alloy Corporation and Jody C. D’Agostini, CFP®, CDFA™, Volunteer, Community In Crisis