This year’s honorees are Maureen and John Lloyd. You may not know that Maureen volunteered for many years as a nurse at The Arc’s Dorothy B. Hersh High School. She now serves as President of the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, which has funded The Arc’s Cultural and Recreation programs for many years. John, in addition to supporting the work of so many charities through his role as president of Meridian Health Affiliates, has served as the Winter Glow Ball’s auctioneer.
We are also pleased to announce the creation of The Countess’ Award, named in honor of Countess Anatole Buxhoeveden, who founded the Winter Glow Ball 47 years ago. There is no one more fitting to receive this first award than The Hilton Family, whose sister Judith was served by The Arc for many years until her passing in 2011.
- Father Hank Hilton, who has volunteered for The Arc since he was a boy – beginning as an envelope stuffer at the very first Winter Glow Ball! Hank is now an active board member and in Sandy’s aftermath, reached out to friends throughout the country to raise over $100,000 for WOC’s rehabilitation.
- Sarah Hilton, a gifted artist and graphic designer who has volunteered her talents for over 20 years, teaching art classes to individuals with disabilities.
- James Hilton, who established the Judith Hilton Transportation Fund in honor of his sister, which ensures that her friends can attend The Arc’s recreation programs.
- Alex Rogers, the Hiltons’ cousin, who not only raised significant sums of money to help WOC recover from flood damage, but also arranged for WOC’s 30 new computers – and he did all of this from California!
Past honorees of the Winter Glow Ball have been:
2000 – Marjorie Tedesco
2001 – Peter & Judy Dawkins
2002 – John F. Croddick
2003 – Lou Giordano
2004 – Vincent Puma
2005 – Stacey Cooper
2006 – Celebrating Our History
2007 – Jack Privetera; Junior Honoree: Mara Bey; Recognizing Roxanne Oka
2008 – Janice Colondrillo
2009 – Timothy J. Hogan, Steven G. Littleson & W. Peter Daniels
2010 – Steven Bidgood
2011 – Eric Hinds (Hope for Children Foundation)
2012 – Peter Cancro (Jersey Mike’s Subs) and in Memoriam, Grace & Louis Scaduto and Joseph Azzolina, Sr.
2013 – Maureen & John Lloyd; Countess’ Award Recipients: The Hilton Family