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College Foundation Announces Honorees for this Year's 39th Annual Scholarship Ball

Jan 25, 2008

EDISON (January 17, 2008)--Gerald M. Ostrov, former Company Group Chairman at Johnson & Johnson, and Sovereign Bank, both pacesetting supporters of Middlesex County College and its Foundation, have been selected by the Middlesex County College Foundation as the honorees of this year’s 39th Annual Scholarship Ball.

The announcement was made last night at the kickoff cocktail party hosted by Sovereign Bank, Edison. The annual Scholarship Ball—The Faces of Success—will be held on Saturday evening, April 12, at the Pines Manor, Edison. This year’s theme is Mardi gras.

“We are proud to recognize Jerry Ostrov and Sovereign Bank for their continuous and far-reaching support of the Middlesex County College Foundation,” said Linda Landis of Highland Park, volunteer chair of the Foundation Board of Directors. “They have been outstanding leaders in both fundraising and support for both student scholarships and program enhancement.”

Mr. Ostrov has served Middlesex County College in a leadership position for more than 14 years, including six as chair of the College Board of Trustees. “During his tenure, the College and Foundation have benefited immensely from his knowledge, wisdom and keen strategic insight,” said Michael David-Wilson, Executive Director of the Foundation. “His advocacy has left an enduring impression.”

Sovereign Bank, the 18th largest banking institution in the United States, began its relationship with the Middlesex County College Foundation in 1990. “From the beginning, Sovereign Bank has been a devoted supporter of the Foundation and our mission to 'help students open doors to their futures with financial aid, scholarships and educational resources.’” Mr. David-Wilson stated. “Sovereign team members have provided leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of the Foundation’s initiatives.”

Jackie Hancock Pena, vice president of Sovereign Bank, is co-chairing this year’s Ball. She has announced that more than $35,000 has already been raised toward its $150,000 goal.

The Scholarship Ball has long been an outstanding social event in Middlesex County. It is open to everyone who supports the College, its Foundation and the honorees. Individual tickets are $250 and there are many opportunities for corporate sponsorship.

For more information on tickets and sponsorships, contact the Foundation at 732-906-2564 or visit them at www.mcc-foundation.org.