Montclair Magazine Holiday 2016 - Page 48

LEADNJ LEADER Montclair resident Barbara Kauffman was honored at a LeadNJ gala in September as one of the organization’s 30 Leaders for 30 Years. She is the Executive Vice President of Newark Regional Business Partnership and Chair of the Board Appointments Committee for Executive Women of New Jersey. LNJ’s mission is to educate, empower, and engage talented leaders to create systemic change around New Jersey’s most challenging issues. Nicole Alexander, Director of Legal Recruiting for McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, with Barbara E. Kauffman, Executive Vice President, Newark Regional Business Partnership MOUNTIE PRIDE FUN RUN The fourth annual Mountie Pride Fun Run was held in late September. The 5 K run/ 1 mile walk raised funds for Montclair High School Athletics. Participants played games and purchased cool swag supporting MHS athletic teams and local sports businesses. 1 MHS Principal James Earle and Jeff Gannon, Assistant Principal, Athletics and Activities 2 Standing: Jeff Gannon, Dean Schansinger, Grant Burroughs, Marianella Herrera. Seated: Corinna Davis, Victoria Liverpool 1 2 LEADNJ: COURTESY OF LEADNJ; FUN RUN: COURTESY OF SCOTT KENNEDY, FOR THE MONTCLAIR DISPATCH SOCIAL SCENE The ARC of Essex County held its third annual Uncorked & Uncapped fundraiser in late September. The evening featured samplings of fine wine, craft beers, spirits and culinary treats from celebrated local chefs. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Essex County and the nearly 1,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities whom they serve. 1 Verona resident Herb Lev, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree 2 Montclair State University students Nicholas Novakowski and Ronald Castillo 2 1 HERB LEV: COURTESY OF ARC OF ESSEX COUNTY/KRISTEN NOBLE PHOTO; NOVAKOWSKI & CASTILLO: COURTESY OF THE ARC OF ESSEX COUNTY/RONALD CASTILLO/NICK NOVAKOWSKI UNCORKED & UNCAPPED A year after the great Yankee’s passing, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center observed a day devoted to honoring his legacy. The free event featured appearances by the Berra family, games and giveaways that ensured everyone attending would leave with a souvenir. 1 Lily Hawryluk, Bill Bella and Joni Bronander, Director of Special Events 2 Mike Morton, Mary Beth Morton, Judy St. John, Carly Rodriguez, Rich St. John and Logan Rodriguez (baby) 1 46 MONTCLAIR MAGAZINE HOLIDAY 2016 1 YOGI BERRA: COURTEY OF NIKKI MORTON YOGI BERRA CELEBRATION DAY