The 2019 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award
IT'S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR NEW JERSEY HERO!
Deadline: February 18, 2019
Celebrate a local hero by nominating them for the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award by February 18th!
The Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award recognizes individuals who make New Jersey a better place – whether through a lifetime of service or a single heroic act.
In 2019, up to ten extraordinary people will be honored, with the top award at $50,000, two awards of $25,000 and up to seven awards of $7,500 each.
An Advisory Board of prominent New Jersey citizens will select the finalists, who will be honored at a ceremony at Ramapo College of New Jersey on May 3, 2019.
Established in 1997 by the late Russell Berrie and Ramapo College of New Jersey, the awards honor “unsung heroes” throughout the state who have made a significant impact on their communities.
“Through this award, we honor the contributions of people who don’t seek recognition for what they do, yet generously give of themselves to make New Jersey a better place,” said Angelica Berrie, president of The Russell Berrie Foundation.
The Advisory Board charged with selecting finalists is co-chaired by Josh S. Weston, honorary chairman, Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and Dr. Peter P. Mercer, president of Ramapo College of New Jersey. The Board, comprised of prominent New Jersey business and nonprofit leaders, will evaluate nominations submitted by individuals, community groups, houses of worship, educators, representatives of the media and others. Following this evaluation, based on criteria refined by the Board, awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
You can nominate a hero online here or, if you prefer paper, print out the PDF form and fax (201-684-7950) or mail to:
The Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award
c/o Dr. Peter Mercer, President
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1623
For more information, please call 201-684-7458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be received by February 18, 2019.