New Jersey American Water was recently named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 4th Annual Expect Change Luncheon. Held at the Kroc Center in Camden on October 24, this annual event honors individuals and businesses who have made a positive impact in Camden.
This year’s program included a keynote address delivered by Deborah Degillio, President of New Jersey American Water and Senior Vice President of Eastern Division for American Water, remarks from Congressman Donald Norcross and others, highlighting The Salvation Army’s valued partnerships with various nonprofits, individuals and corporate entities and their work to make a greater impact on the community.
New Jersey American Water was named this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Corporate Partneraward, recognizing local corporations whose continued partnership, dedicated service and volunteer efforts are commendable and exceed expectation. Citing New Jersey American Water’s longstanding history in Camden, exceptional community outreach efforts and commitment to the future of the city, The Salvation Army presented the award to Degillio, who accepted the honor on behalf of the company.
“In everything we do, New Jersey American Water is looking to make a bigger, long-standing impact on the community – beyond the 9-to-5 workday, beyond the typical work week,” said Degillio. “Building strong communities one of the most important things we do at American Water. With unyielding support from our employees, we remain dedicated to helping the communities we serve across the state become vibrant places to live, work and play.”
In her keynote address, Degillio highlighted the company’s commitment to the City of Camden, work throughout the city and strategic vision for the future.
“We want to be a part of Camden’s ongoing transformation – and we know it starts with building relationships and strong, strategic partnerships,” she explained. “The Kroc Center serves as a perfect model of how quality programming and creative partnerships can work hand-in-hand to foster continued community engagement and civic pride. Our commitment to Camden is part of the very fabric of our organization. We are very proud of the work we do every day to help this city rise to new heights. For us, Camden is the future. It signifies promise, continued growth and opportunity. We believe in Camden, and this is exactly where we want to be.”
New Jersey American Water shared the spotlight with other 2018 award honorees, which included the Anointed News Journal (Outstanding Community Partner), Holman Enterprises (Outstanding Corporate volunteer Partner), PowerCorps Camden (Outstanding Community Volunteer Partner) and local resident John F. Kauffeld (William Booth Award).