64 Garden State Companies Named Great Oak Awards Finalists
New Jersey Monthly to honor the state’s most philanthropic companies.
MORRISTOWN (May 12, 2015)—New Jersey Monthly continues its tradition of recognizing all that’s great in the Garden State with its second annual Great Oak Awards. The magazine announced that 64 New Jersey companies are 2015 finalists for the Great Oaks, which honor the state’s most generous companies.
“We are delighted to recognize companies that have been nominated by New Jersey’s leading charities for exceptional generosity in terms of financial support, in-kind giving, volunteerism and professional expertise,” said Kate S. Tomlinson, Publisher and Editor in Chief of New Jersey Monthly.
Ten New Jersey companies were honored at last September’s inaugural Great Oak Awards presentation:
Bank of America, Prudential Financial and Wakefern Food Corporations took top honors among large companies.
AAA NJ Automobile Club, Campbell Soup Company, DCH Auto Group and OceanFirst Foundation/OceanFirst Back were the winners among medium-sized firms.
Crest Savings Bank, Lowy’s Moving Service and Roof4Roof were the small-company winners.
This year’s 64 nominees are equally impressive. “The finalist companies range from small to large, and represent diverse industries,” said Tomlinson. “They support a myriad of charities and causes, yet all have one thing in common—a passion for helping to make life better here in the Garden State.”
The winning companies will be determined in a multistep process culminating in a judging session by a panel of philanthropy experts.
The magazine will showcase this year’s Great Oak Awards finalists in the August issue. Finalists will be saluted—and top honorees announced— at a dinner on September 29, 2015, at The Palace At Somerset Park. Ticket and table information is available at 973-539-8230.
The 2015 Great Oak Awards finalists:
C.R. Bard, Inc.
Capital One Bank
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of NJ and Rockland County
Crowe Horwath LLP
Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers
Enjou Chocolat of Morristown, LLC
The Festival Group
Fusion Employer Services, LLC
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace
Grace & Glory Yoga
Hilton Short Hills
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
Johnson & Johnson
Kings Food Markets
Landmark Development & Hospitality
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
McCarter & English, LLP
Meyer & Depew Co., Inc.
Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks
New Jersey Natural Gas
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Open Road Auto Group
Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company
Pole Position Raceway
The Provident Bank
Salt Creek Grille
Salvatore Minardi Salon
Sobel & Co., LLC
Somerset Patriots Baseball Club
Strip House at Westminster Hotel
Suzi’s Salon, Spa & Wellness
Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.
Valley National Bank
Victory Pest Solutions
WDHA and WMTR
Well Pet Animal Hospital