Dr. Mary C. Rorro and Dr. Gilda Rorro are recipients of the prestigious New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson awards

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Each year the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson Awards medals in 22 categories of volunteer service.  

The 2018 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held at the War Memorial in Trenton at 3 pm on the afternoon of Saturday, June 2, 2018. Dr. Mary C. Rorro and Dr. Gilda Rorro are recipients of the prestigious New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson awards this year.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things were recognized as in two dozen categories of service at this event.  In addition, the achievements of over 5,000 New Jersey Students in Action were highlighted and top schools were saluted.

The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 as the official recognition program of the United States Senate. They are considered America’s highest honor for public service and volunteerism. 

In New Jersey the awards are also the official recognition program of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism, administered by a partnership that includes the NJ Office of Volunteerism, NJ Advance Media, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, and corporate sponsors, such as PNC Bank, PSEG, BD and others.

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To find out more about the New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards nomination process, CLICK HERE

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