Rising Together

United Way of Greater Mercer County Board of Directors, Invite You to the 2nd Annual United in Impact Awards: Rising Together! 

Join us on April 26, 2022

Social Profit Center at Mill One
1 N. Johnston Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08609
5 PM-7 PM 

Meet, hear from, and be inspired by UWGMC's keynote speaker, Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, NJBIA. She will speak about the effects of the pandemic on businesses and families struggling to make ends meet. 

Michele Siekerka

Michele Siekerka Bio

Rebecca Kelly, Head of Community Relations, Capital Health, will be joining as master of ceremonies.

Rebecca Kelly

Rebecca Kelly Bio

Celebrate community champions who demonstrate leadership, passion, and a commitment to a thriving and equitable community in their everyday life. 

  • Community Quarterback Award- Hal English, President & CEO of Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Advocate Award- Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson
  • Live United Award- Jeannine Cimino, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of William Penn Bank
  • Eugene Marsh Community Impact Award- Rider University and Gregory G. Dell'Omo, President of Rider University 

Tickets: $75/person

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Sandra Toussaint at sandra.toussaint@uwgmc.org or 609-896-1912


NJM Insurance Group



Capital Health


Thomas Edison State University


William Penn Bank


Imbue Creative


Advocate Award

Recognizes an individual that embodies UWGMC’s mission and champions equity and access in their everyday life.

V. Reynolds-Jackson

Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson

New Jersey Legislative District #15
2/15/18 – current

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson is a product of the Trenton public school system and has obtained advance degrees from Trenton State College/The College of New Jersey, Central Michigan University.  Her career as a Social Worker coupled with a commitment to public service led her to the elected position of East Ward Councilwoman and Council Vice-President where she legislated laws for the City of Trenton. Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson proudly served 7 ½ years on City Council before being elected to fill the vacant New Jersey Assembly seat in the 15th Legislative District. Ms. Reynolds-Jackson is currently serving her 3rd term in the New Jersey Assembly and has ascended to Senior Leadership where she serves as Constituent Outreach Chair and Vice-Chairwoman of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. She is a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, the Assembly Higher Education Committee, the Joint Committee on Public Schools and the Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment. The Assemblywoman also serves as a Commissioner on the State of New Jersey Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, the Amistad Commission and is Co-Vice Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus. Since graduating from college the Assemblywoman has continued her education through the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority and Rutgers University. For the past 10+ years, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson has been committed to serving her constituents through public service. She has achieved great satisfaction working with various populations, including her neighbors, the homeless, elderly, children, and people with disabilities. Her work has focused on social justice, enforcing business and landlord responsibility, environmental protection and demanding accountability for students. Verlina resides in the City of Trenton with her wonderful husband, Lorenzo Jackson.

Memberships & Affiliations:                                                                    
•    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Trenton Alumnae Chapter         
•    League of Women Voters
•    Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
•    The College of New Jersey Alumni Association Board
•    YWCA of Princeton Board of Directors
•    Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University
•    Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Trenton State College/The College of New Jersey
•    State of New Jersey Certified Municipal Finance Officer

Community Quarterback Award

Recognizes an individual who has shown true leadership, dedication, and passion for helping the community. 

H. English

Hal English, President & CEO of Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce

Hal English is currently President and CEO of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce representing almost 1400 area businesses. Prior to that Hal was a commercial and retail banker and was responsible for all business banking in Mercer County for several banks. 

He is a fellow of both the National Alliance of Business Leadership, and Leadership New Jersey.

Over the years Hal has served on many boards and commissions in the community such as: Foundation Director at Mercer County Community College and trustee of both the Delaware Valley United Way and Project Freedom. He also served as a board member of Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness and the    Trenton Downtown Association and currently Hal serves as a Board member for the Hamilton YMCA.

Hal mentored as a Big Brother through the Big Brother/Big Sister program, served on a special finance committee for Mercer Street Friends and was Chairman of the RWJ Hospital at Hamilton Strides for Stroke 5K Run, raising funds for stroke victims.

In 2004, Hamilton Mayor Gilmore appointed Hal as Director of Economic Development for the Township of Hamilton, the 8th largest town in NJ, stating that “Hal English is uniquely qualified based on his combination of government, community and private sector experience.” Mayor Gilmore stated that “Hal has a lifetime of experience in the area of economic development and he knows this community inside and out”. 

In 2017 Robbinsville Mayor David Fried appointed Hal as Director of Community Development directing economic and community projects, grant writing, infrastructure improvements and sustainable growth for the Township. 

Hal has received many honors and most proud of his Community Service Award from Contact of Mercer and Humanitarian Award from Kidsbridge.

Eugene Marsh Community Impact Award

Recognizes an individual, group, or organization that exemplifies Eugene Marsh’s commitment to mental health, veterans, diversity, and anti-racism and who give back to the community. The awardee also personifies Eugene Marsh’s three core values: Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.

Rider University

G. Dellomo

Rider University and Gregory G. Dell'Omo, President of Rider University 

Gregory G. Dell’Omo became Rider University’s seventh president on August 1, 2015. Born and raised in Rumson, New Jersey, Dr. Dell’Omo returned to the Garden State and joined Rider after ten years as the seventh president of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh where he oversaw the University’s unparalleled growth.
Early in his tenure at Rider, Dr. Dell’Omo led a highly participatory strategic planning process, culminating with the approval in June 2017 of a new vision and mission and Our Path Forward, the University’s comprehensive multi-year strategic plan. With a strong focus on visionary growth, Our Path Forward is ensuring the University’s continued growth into the future and provide successive generations of Rider students a highly transformative and affordable college education. This will be achieved by fostering a vibrant living and learning environment for all students – one that engages them fully in their learning inside and outside the classroom. The plan will also advance the University’s academic reputation and brand, expand and diversify enrollments, invest in campus facilities and infrastructure; all of which will allow the University to deliver Rider’s promise for the next 150 years.
Since Dr. Dell’Omo’s arrival, Rider has developed more than a dozen new undergraduate and graduate academic programs, including the University’s first doctoral program in Educational Leadership, offered for the first time in summer 2017. With leadership and support provided by Rider’s world-class faculty and staff, the University launched in fall 2017 its new Engaged Learning Program, a cornerstone of the Strategic Plan.
As part of the Strategic Plan, a campus master (facilities) plan was completed in February 2018 and a comprehensive fundraising campaign is in its beginning stages. Donor support for the University continues to grow with record funds raised over the past three years, major capital improvements in academic and athletic facilities, and endowed programs and scholarships.
In 2019, Rider received the largest philanthropic gift in its 155-year history when alumnus Norm Brodsky and his wife Elaine made a $10 million gift to endow a scholarship for business students and to support future business projects. In turn, the University announced that Rider’s College of Business would be known as the Norm Brodsky College of Business.
Under Dr. Dell’Omo’s leadership, Rider introduced a new initiative in 2020, called Lifting Barriers, a series of new measures intended to strengthen the overall value of a Rider education,
including a 22% reduction of annual undergraduate tuition, as well as robust support for career preparation and academic success. The Lifting Barriers initiative is designed to help students break through the significant obstacles they face in obtaining a college education and a successful career, including understanding the true cost of college and the ability to adapt, both socially and academically, in a college environment and beyond. Dr. Dell’Omo’s goal is to help lift any barrier that prevents a student from thriving at Rider University, including those who assume a private education is out of reach based solely on sticker price.
On the heels of Lifting Barriers, Dr. Dell’Omo led the launch of Cranberry Investment in the spring of 2021, a new program that guarantees that Rider’s undergraduate students who fulfill their responsibilities will obtain an entry-level job related to their field of study or be accepted into graduate or professional school within six months of graduation. The Cranberry Investment (named after Rider’s primary school color), reinforces the University’s longstanding commitment to providing transformative student experiences that lead to career success.
The Cranberry Investment symbolizes Dr. Dell’Omo’s deeply held belief that students who invest in a Rider education should feel confident that the University is going to do everything within its power to make sure they reach their full potential and achieve their professional dreams.
Dr. Dell’Omo designed the Cranberry Investment to work hand in glove with other signature Rider programs designed to promote career success including the Engaged Learning Program and Lifting Barriers.
Earlier in his thirty-four year academic career, Dr. Dell’Omo held positions at Canisius College as an Assistant Professor of Labor Relations and Human Resources and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he was a Professor of Management and also held a sequence of academic and administrative leadership positions – Dean of the Haub School of Business, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for External Affairs. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dell’Omo spent seven years as a human resources executive in the retail industry.
Dr. Dell’Omo serves on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (effective July 1, 2021), New Jersey Presidents’ Council (Executive Committee), Independent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey (Vice Chair, Executive Committee), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Presidents’ Council, NJEdge.Net, Inc., and just completed a six-year term on the Board of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Montclair State University, a Master of Science in industrial relations from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in industrial relations/human resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also earned certifications at Harvard University from the Institute for Education Management and the Seminar for New Presidents.
Dr. Dell’Omo and his wife Polly reside in the president’s home, known fondly as Betta House, in Lawrenceville. They have three grown children, five grandchildren and three granddogs.

Live United Award

Recognizes the corporate and personal commitment to building a stronger, equitable, and thriving community.

J. Cimino

Jeannine Cimino, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of William Penn Bank

Jeannine Cimino is Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of William Penn Bank, joining the Bank in July 2021. Cimino is responsible for the executive management of retail banking sales and service delivery function including oversight of a branch network of 13 locations, along with Private Banking, sales and service distribution and mortgage sales.

Cimino, a retail banking executive for more than 20 years, is a trusted leader, mentor and influencer. She has hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights and a background of strategic development and tactical execution. Prior to joining William Penn, Cimino served as Senior Vice President, Regional President at Berkshire Bank, where she was responsible for driving brand awareness, increasing market share and identifying and sourcing business opportunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Collaborating with all business lines to expand customer relationships as well as providing leadership to the organization.

Mrs. Cimino began her career in the Financial Services Industry in 1991 working on Wall Street for PaineWebber/UBS from 1991 through 2005 where she held various roles such as Technical Analyst and Divisional Managed Account Consultant. In 2005 she joined Sovereign Bank where she was a Vice President of Retail Banking until the acquisition by Santander Bank in 2008 at which time she was promoted to Director of Marketing for NY & NJ. In April of 2010 she joined First Choice Bank as the Director of Marketing. In 2018 First Choice Bank was acquired by Berkshire Bank where she assumed the role of Regional President.

Cimino is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Hamilton Partnership, Vice Chairman of the Board for the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Ryan’s Quest’s and President of the Saint Gregory the Great Academy PTA.  Cimino served in several past community leadership roles including; Chairman of the RWJ Young Professionals Group, Board member of the RWJ Foundation,   Board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mercer County,  Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the Hamilton Area YMCA,  Chairman of Hamilton Townships Biz 33 Group.  She is a recipient of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey Woman of Distinction Award, the RWJ Young Professional of the Year Award, and is the Young Audiences reining DAZZLE champion.  

Live United Award


NJM Insurance Group- Michael Van Wagner, 2021

Community Quarterback Award


Frank Lucchesi, 2021

Advocate Award


Diane Grillo, 2021

Eugene Marsh Community Impact Award


Late Eugene Marsh, 2021

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Gateway Sponsor $15,000

  • Co-branding on program communications (e.g. flyers, website)
  • Membership to United Way' Tocqueville Society (national benefits) 
  • Feature article in (1) monthly newsletter 
  • Logo Placement on UWGMC site (1 year)
  • Press Release Acknowledgement
  • Annual Report Recognition
  • Social Media Post Acknowledgement 
  • Complimentary tickets to the event 12

Tocqueville Sponsor $10,000

  • Membership to United Way' Tocqueville Society (national benefits) 
  • Feature article in (1) monthly newsletter 
  • Logo Placement on UWGMC site (1 year)
  • Press Release Acknowledgement
  • Annual Report Recognition
  • Social Media Post Acknowledgement 
  • Complimentary tickets to the event 10

Visionary Sponsor $7,500

  • Feature article in (1) monthly newsletter 
  • Logo Placement on UWGMC site (1 year)
  • Press Release Acknowledgement
  • Annual Report Recognition
  • Social Media Post Acknowledgement 
  • Complimentary tickets to the event 8

Champion Sponsor $5,000

  • Logo Placement on UWGMC site (1 year)
  • Press Release Acknowledgement
  • Annual Report Recognition
  • Social Media Post Acknowledgement 
  • Complimentary tickets to the event 6

Partner Sponsor $2,500

  • Press Release Acknowledgement
  • Annual Report Recognition
  • Social Media Post Acknowledgement 
  • Complimentary tickets to the event 4

Devotee Sponsor $1,000

  • Annual Report Recognition
  • Social Media Post Acknowledgement 
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