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August 22, 2013

Friday, August 30th, United Way of Greater Union County to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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Photo #1: Representing United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC), James W. Horne Jr., President/CEO and, Debbie-Ann Anderson, Vice President and COO, as they prepare to ring the Closing Bell at The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.  James and Debbie-Ann were joined by UWGUC Board Members and over 30 representatives from corporations who participated in the kick-off of the workplace fundraising campaigns.  Corporate representatives came from C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks.  Photo by Larry Russo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #2: United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) Board Members Bibi Taylor, Finance Director and County Treasurer, County of Union, NJ; Patricia Perkins Auguste, Councilwoman-At-Large, City of Elizabeth, stand next to James W. Horne Jr., UWGUC President/CEO (center), Tom Ponosuk, UWGUC Board Member, and Debbie-Ann Anderson, UWGUC Vice President and COO (far right).  Excitement was building as the group prepared to ring the Closing Bell of The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Over 30 corporate representatives joined them to commemorate the kick-off of their workplace fundraising campaigns, including C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks. Photo by Larry Russo.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #3: All smiles and cheers as guest of United Way of Greater Union County prepare to ring the Closing Bell of The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Over 30 corporate representatives joined them to commemorate the kick-off of their workplace fundraising campaigns, including C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks. Photo by Larry Russo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #4: Guests of United Way of Greater Union County smile below The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square jumbo-tron as they view their ringing of the Closing Bell. Over 30 corporate representatives joined them to commemorate the kick-off of their workplace fundraising campaigns, including C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks.  Photo by Larry Russo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #5: Corporate representatives, UWGUC Board Members and staff arrive early for a photo below The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square jumbo-tron. Over 30 corporate representatives joined them to commemorate the kick-off of their workplace fundraising campaigns, including C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks.  Photos by Larry Russo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #6: James W. Horne, President/CEO, United Way of Greater Union County smiles as his organization is featured on NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square jumbotron (directly behind him) right before he and his guests prepare to ring the Closing Bell on Friday August 30 2013.  Over 30 corporate representatives joined he and staff to commemorate the kick-off of their workplace fundraising campaigns, including C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks.  Photo by Larry Russo.

Post Media Release

On Friday, August 30, 2013 at The NASDAQ MarketSite, Broadcast Studio, 4 Times Square, 43rd & Broadway, NY, NY, United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) rang the Closing Bell. UWGUC representatives and corporate guests were extremely excited to attend the ringing of the Closing Bell at The NASDAQ Stock Market.

UWGUC rang the Closing Bell to commemorate the kick-off of its Annual Workplace Fundraising Campaign and to provide an opportunity to thank its many corporate partners who vehemently stepped-up and made last year’s campaign highly successful.  Corporate representatives, who attended the Closing Bell ceremony, came from C. R. Bard, CINTAS, NJ County of Union, Hub International, Linde North America, NuStar Energy LP, and UPS.  Many more will begin their workplace campaigns in the coming weeks.

Situated in central NJ, many Union County families and residents endured and suffered a great deal of loss due to Hurricane Sandy.  Immediately responding to the challenges presented by the natural disaster, UWGUC asked its corporate partners to work extra hard to help raise funds and resources so they could help hurricane victims as well as continue its mission of helping strengthen families.  The response exceeded expectations and many answered the call to the tune of $304,000 for the Hurricane Sandy Community Relief Fund. 

As UWGUC begins to work with its many corporate sponsors, philanthropists, and donors, they will advocate for the many hurricane victims who are struggling to recover.  UWGUC continues to receive funds and in-kind donations from its partners who have pledged to also participate in the annual workplace fundraising campaign. 

“The needs of our greater Union County families have grown tremendously, and the hurricane was especially difficult to overcome.  Too many families in our community are struggling and the media and emergency effort placed more emphasis on the Jersey Shore.  Our community suffered as well and the ringing of the Closing Bell was a symbolic tribute to our corporate sponsors who do business in Union County and joined us in helping those most in need,” states James W. Horne, President/CEO, UWGUC.  “Not only did we gain another opportunity to thank our sponsors, our visit to The NASDAQ created a great deal of enthusiasm for our partners who are gearing-up for their workplace campaigns. It was a lot of fun.”

The NASDAQ Opening and Closing Bells are events that are broadcasted around the world so that hundreds of thousands can part-take in the event.  It is considered very special and an honor for those who participate.   For more information visit www.uwguc.org

About United Way of Greater Union County 

The mission of United Way of Greater Union County is to ensure the health and human services needs of the community are identified and addressed in ways that create a better quality of life for the residents of Union County, North Plainfield and South Plainfield.  UWGUC is dedicated to family strengthening—ensuring that everyone in Greater Union County has the necessary opportunities, relationships and networks to support the success of their family.  Family strengthening is built on three pillars: education, income and health:

  • Education is the foundation of a good life, setting an individual on a path of personal fulfillment and economic security. 
  • Adequate income to pay for today’s necessities and save for the future provides a family with financial stability and independence. 
  • Good health improves a child’s opportunity to learn, increases an adult’s productivity at work and enhances quality of life for the elderly. 

UWGUC partners with non-profits and government agencies throughout the county to help deliver the human services our community needs.  For more information on United Way of Greater Union County, please visit www.uwguc.org

Media Contact

Zoraya E. Lee-Hamlin, United Way of Greater Union County, 973-509-4602 or 973-332-4381