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United Way Marks Volunteer Month with Thank You Celebration

United Way of Hunterdon County (UWHC) thanked its volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition and Celebration held at Beaver Brook Country Club on April 17th.

The Sustained Volunteer Award was presented to long-time supporter Steve Croghan for his dedication to the Hunterdon community through his volunteer work at United Way, the North Hunterdon Rotary and High Bridge Youth Soccer and Basketball. Mr. Croghan is CEO of Three Bridges Wealth Advisors and a resident of High Bridge.

In addition, 34 volunteers who dedicated more than 100 hours to United Way in 2018 received The President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers. Community members, Kathy Closs, Barbara Piwinski and Ray Somers received the President’s Gold Award for giving more than 500 hours of their time to programs.


The Volunteer Recognition Celebration was made possible by support from, The Bank of Princeton; Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Three Bridges Wealth Advisors and SBCY Securities Corp.

United Way Board President Brad Muller and CEO Bonnie Duncan presented Steve Croghan with this year’s Sustained Volunteer Award.

United Way volunteers Barbara Piwinski, Ray Somers and Kathy Closs and received the President’s Gold Award for Volunteerism for the third consecutive year.





Lead to Succeed…A Board Development Primer


United Way of Hunterdon County is again offering its Board Development Primer for current and future board members. The well-received program is designed to facilitate the recruitment, development and retention of leaders on boards and committees throughout our community.  This 4-session series appeals to volunteers with all levels of experience.


This Board Development Primer Program defines board roles, responsibilities and boundaries.  The program focuses on governance roles, while at the same time addressing the fiduciary roles of board members. Participants will learn how to advocate for and support their cause and be well prepared to take on a committee or Board role, or to better meet the expectations of their current role. The program reinforces the value of recruiting culturally diverse volunteers and then training them to be

effective leaders.


“The Board Development Primer course reinforces the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful board member, non-profit professional or active volunteer. Even an experienced philanthropic leader will benefit from this program.”  Justin Eisenberg, United Way of Hunterdon County Board of Trustee, Chair Finance/Audit Committee, SHI International Corp.


Participation in all 4 sessions is essential in order to fulfill the requirements for United Way Certification.  Cost is $35, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Dinner will be served.  To RSVP, call 908-782-3414.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bonnie Duncan, CEO, via phone at 908-782-3414, ext. 22 or


Dates for next series:

Thursday, February 21, 2019              

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019                     


Wednesday, April 3, 2019                   



This interactive series of workshops will be held from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the United Way of Hunterdon County Main Office, 4 Walter Foran Blvd, Suite, 401, Flemington.

Please visit or United Way of Hunterdon County on Facebook for updates on other volunteer opportunities, or call 908-782-3414. United Way of Hunterdon County is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health because  every individual deserves the opportunity to thrive!