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Local Nonprofit Celebrates the Best of New Jersey
Junior Achievement of New Jersey is seeking items for the 2012 New Jersey Business Hall of Fame auction - a celebration of the best of New Jersey!
The NJBHOF, benefiting Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ), is the premier platform for recognizing the ultimate role models to today’s youth and will be attended by approximately 450 New Jersey professionals and executives. Verizon is returning for the seventh year as the Title Sponsor, and joining Verizon as Platinum Sponsors are Accenture and Chubb & Son; and NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company as the Superintendent Sponsor; along with The Star-Ledger and NJBIA as event partners; and Marriott Hotels, as the Official Hotel Sponsor.
Highlights of the April 19th festivities are the silent and online auctions with over 100 quality items up for bid. The featured categories “Get Out and About in New Jersey” and "Celebrities Bring it Back to Jersey" will once again showcase the best of New Jersey’s travel and hospitality industry, retailers and businesses with items such as wine tastings, dining experiences, business services, and theater and concert tickets (to name a few). High-end auction items and gift certificates are now being accepted. To include your item in this premier event, please contact Amy Boroff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-889-2229 or donate online http://www.biddingforgood.com/
All auction items and in-kind donors will receive substantial visibility, including recognition in the evening’s Tribute Journal, on all auction event materials and via social media. For donations valued in excess of $500, you will receive an ad in the evening’s Tribute Journal. Additionally, all items will be showcased on the NJBHOF online auction site.
Presenting the 2011 Laureates:
• Ann Borowiec, CEO, JP Morgan private wealth management
• Marjorie Perry President and CEO, MZM Construction and Management Corporation
• Will Pesce, President and CEO (Retired), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Through JANJ’s large volunteer network, more than 46,000 youth across our state are learning about such timely topics as checking, savings, investments, credit, taxes and the simple value of a dollar while also thinking about their goals in life and choosing a career based on self-exploration. Recently a bill was passed in New Jersey requiring all high school students to graduate with 2.5 credits of financial literacy education, starting with the current ninth grade class. JA’s state-of-the art programs are in high demand and proceeds from this event will help fund JA programs in some of NJ’s most underserved communities.
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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential hands-on programs. JANJ is the New Jersey Chapter of Junior Achievement.