NJ Employees Charitable Campaign co-chairs Commissioner Richard Hammer from the NJ Department of Transportation and President Harvey Kesselman of Stockton University announced the statewide campaign raised over $700,700 at the annual recognition ceremony held on March 31st at Mercer County Community College Conference Center.
The campaign which runs from September through December each year, provides state and local municipal employees with the opportunity to contribute to more than 1,100 charities through payroll deduction.
Commissioner Hammer and President Kesselman were honored for their commitment to the 2016 campaign. Their energy, dedication, and support helped increase the credibility and visibility of the campaign.
The Commissioner and President gave out the Chairperson’s award to departments that demonstrated outstanding dedication, exemplary participation, and for exceeding the previous year’s fundraising goal. The awards went to the Office of Information Technology, NJ State Commission of Investigation, the City of Trenton, The College of NJ, Stockton University, and NJ Institute of Technology.
Susan O’Brien presented the Campaign Manager Award to the following coordinators for team leadership, dedication and going above and beyond to promote the ECC. The awards went to Peter Baratta/Stockton University, Sharon Simmons/Department of Transportation, Daryl Jones and Chris Papp/Department of Education, David Zappariello and Sue Lubrano/South Jersey Transportation, John Cipriano and Gerri Greco/Office of Information Technology and Yetta Somers/Board of Public Utilities.
The Campaign also acknowledged and thanked The Credit Union of New Jersey for partnering with the NJECC. The ability to provide campaign materials for the coordinators would not be possible without the generous support from the credit union.