Freedom House Distinguished Citizen Awards Banquet

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.

Mark Scott Portrait

Mark Scott, President      Commercial Mortgage Capital

Anthony Slimowicz, Esq. Executive Vice President Crum & Foster

Anthony Slimowicz, Esq. Executive Vice President Crum & Forster










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This year’s Emcee

scott clarkScott Clark – Retired Director and Anchor of Sports at WABC TV in New York

Fiddlers Elbow

Fiddler’s Elbow Ballroom

Award Sponsor CMC Logo.jpeg

Past Recipients

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