Jersey City Leadership Awards to Celebrate Four Impact Makers for Exemplary Contributions to Jersey City

May 3, 2018
Jersey City skyline in the evening

NJCU Foundation to Honor Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Angelo J. Genova, Esq., Stefania Panepinto, and the late Thomas Stanton, Jr. on June 7

Four acclaimed individuals whose contributions to the City and people of Jersey City represent the pinnacle of excellence in the areas of the arts, innovation, and community building as a lifelong legacy will be honored with Jersey City Leadership Awards at a celebration presented by the New Jersey City University Foundation on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event will take place at Liberty House in Jersey City, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Rooted in the fundamental premise that bettering the quality of life for those who live, work, play, and study in Jersey City is a noble pursuit, the Jersey City Leadership Awards were conceived to honor, promote, and encourage exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations who have made and continue to make exemplary contributions to Jersey City.

The inaugural honorees, who will be recognized for the tremendous impact they have had on Jersey City and their efforts to positively transform our community, are:

  • Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop (Service)
  • Angelo J. Genova, Esq., Senior Partner, Co-Founder and Chairman, Genova Burns, Attorneys-At-Law  (Innovation)
  • Stefania Panepinto, Founder, Panepinto Galleries (Arts)
  • The late Thomas Stanton, Jr., a Jersey City banker, visionary and prime mover committed to the renaissance of his hometown, who helped transform the City’s waterfront into the thriving corporate and residential hub it is today (Legacy, awarded posthumously).

In announcing the Jersey City Leadership Awards, NJCU President Sue Henderson said, “We are proud to salute our outstanding honorees for their vision, achievements, and continuing commitment to advance their areas of expertise on behalf of Jersey City. The four inaugural recipients of the Jersey City Leadership Awards set the bar high for both professional and personal contribution to our community.”

Dr. Henderson continued, “We also celebrate NJCU’s nine decades of achievement and deep connection to this diverse city of opportunity. Since 1927, this University has been an integral part of the Jersey City community. As do those we honor, NJCU affirms its desire to ensure that Jersey City continues to thrive and grow.”

About the NJCU Foundation

NJCU is wholly dedicated to offering the best, most affordable education to its students, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and campus amenities that augment learning and support personal development. Philanthropic giving is key in making this happen. The NJCU Foundation Board of Directors empowers this work by guiding philanthropic endeavors and serving as ambassadors for NJCU.

NJCU Foundation’s mission is to support New Jersey City University as it transforms itself into a nationally recognized leader in urban public education while maintaining its commitment to transforming the lives and livelihoods of its diverse student body.