Gloucester County NAACP Celebrates Leaders at Black & White Gala Oct. 24


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DEPTFORD — The Gloucester County NAACP will honor more than a dozen community leaders, companies and “power couples” for their work in the community and on behalf of social justice issues with Game Changer Awards at is annual Black and White Gala on Oct. 24.

Loretta Winter, longtime president of the Gloucester County NAACP made the announcement of the winners this month, which will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Auletto Catering, 1849 Cooper Street in Deptford.

Gloucester County President Loretta Winters and the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Photo courtesy of Loretta Winters.

Honorees include:

  • President’s Award — Christine Hoffman, Gloucester County interim Prosecutor
  • First Harvest Federal Credit Union Power Couples — Dr. Shawnequa Carvalho and Dr. Roy Dawson; Robert “Balicki” Goodale and Yolanda Garcia-Balicki, Esq.
Yolanda Garcia Balicki with husband, for Cumberland County Democratic Party president Bob Balicki. Photo courtesy of Yolanda Garcia Balicki Facebook.

Community Game Changers:

  • Communication — Clyde Hughes, AC JosepH Media, Front Runner New, South Jersey Journal
  • Community Service — Ronda Abbruzzese, President Habitat for Humanity
  • Corporate Excellence — Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Excellence In Education — Pat Haney, Superintendent, Logan Twp Schools
  • Faith Based — Wayne Howard, Pastorm True Spirit Ministries
  • Government & Public Policy — Edmund Deveraux, NJ Cannabusiness Association
  • Iene Hill Smith Community Service — Stephanie Fisher, Planned Parenthood
  • Law & Public Safety — Chief Pat Gurcsik, Washington Twp Police
  • Medical Award — Mark Roberts, President and CEO, CAMcare Health Corp.
  • Making A Difference — Martino Cartier, Creates Free Wigs for Cancer Patients
  • Veterans & Armed Services — Dr. Diane D. Turner, retired U.S. Marine Corps

Tickets are available for $75. Ads in the events souvenir booklet runs from $50 to $250. Sponsorship packages can also be purchased from $1,000 to $5,000.

For more information email or call 609-221-1307 or 856-318-4555.

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