ELIZABETH — United Way of Greater Union County will present the Humanitarian Award, a new award for 2011, to Joseph and Elizabeth Wilf, at the organization’s annual Celebration! event on Thursday, April 28, at Kean University’s STEM Building.
The Humanitarian Award is the highest honor United Way of Greater Union County can give. It is being presented to the Wilfs in honor of their lifetime commitment and dedication toward creating positive change in both Union County and throughout the world.
The Wilfs demonstrate extraordinary leadership and dedication in support of philanthropic causes. Joseph is an active member of The Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees and one of the original founders of the American Society for Yad Vashem. Additionally, he is a Trustee of the World Jewish Agency, Yeshiva University and Kean University. Mr. Wilf also serves as the a founder of the US Holocaust Museum and past president of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey, The Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey and the Jewish Educational Center of Elizabeth. Mrs. Wilf serves on the board of trustees of Yeshiva University Stern College for Women
Both Joseph and Elizabeth helped found the Wilf Family Foundation which supports many social and educational institutions and causes such as United Way of Greater Union County, The Jewish Federations of North America, St. Barnabas Hospital, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, The American Cancer Society.
United Way’s Celebration! event brings together hundreds of business and community leaders for an upscale evening of signature cocktails and gourmet indulgences recognizing the outstanding work of United Way and its 2011 Honorees. Others to be honored on April 28 include: Dr. Thomas Brown, former president of Union County College, who will receive the Dell Raudelunas Spirit of Caring Award, Outstanding Corporate Partners C.R. Bard, Inc. and Linde North America, Inc. as well as Ruth Lebau Brewster and Martin Shupack, Community Cornerstone Award recipients.
This year’s presenting sponsors are C.R. Bard, Inc. and Linde Group. The proceeds from this year’s event will support United Way of Greater Union County’s Community Impact Fund which focuses on Health, Education, Income and Family Strengthening related programs.
Tickets are available for purchase online by visiting: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157156 or calling Tenisha Malcolm at 1-908-353-7171 ext. 136.
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