29th Annual TCSF Awards Dinner
On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Tri-County Scholarship Fund celebrated 29 years of providing FREEDOM THROUGH EDUCATION at its Annual Awards Dinner at the Parsippany Hilton that was attended by more than 580 business, community and educational leaders and concerned citizens.
Kurt Bock, Chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation and Peter J. Cocoziello, President and CEO of Advance Realty were recognized as TCSF Honorees. Reade Seligmann, Class of 2010 at Brown University, was recognized for his work with the Innocence Project. Governor Christie was also a special guest. All spoke of how education changed their lives.
Gov. Christie spoke of the “moments of wonder” that come when knowledge unlocks new meaning. Kurt Bock spoke of lifelong intellectual curiosity sparked by education and the will to succeed. Peter Cocoziello spoke of growing up in a small southwestern town in Pennsylvania, attending a school without plumbing and ultimately receiving a scholarship that let him attend Penn State. Reade Seligman spoke of wrongful accusation, justice and character. In addition, Nazaree Jones and Angeline Lopez, TCSF scholarship recipients, spoke of the opportunity to learn in a rigorous, safe environment and how it is changing their lives. Perseverance, respect, hard work and continuous education were among the key themes of the day.Tri-County Scholarship Fund is solely dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged children in northern New Jersey by providing private education. Over the past 29 years, Tri-County Scholarship Fund has given more than 27,000 scholarships to thousands of children in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties, regardless of their race, religion or national origin.
Chairman and CEO of BASF Corp.
Peter J. Cocoziello,
President & CEO of Advance Realty
Brown University, Class of 2010
|Kurt Bock and Peter J. Cocoziello were honored for their outstanding examples of corporate citizenship. Reade Seligmann received a special award of recognition for his work with the Innocence Project.|