United Way of Northern New Jersey is proud to announce two titans of business as the headliners for its biggest fundraiser of the year on Friday, May 3; Alfred F. Kelly, President and CEO of Super Bowl 2014 as the keynote speaker and Jon Hanson, chairman and founder of the Hampshire Real Estate Companies, as the moderator.
Hanson, who has 45 years of real estate investment management, including some of the state’s biggest development projects currently in the works, will lead the 14th annual United Way Commercial Real Estate Network Legacy Luncheon. This annual United Way networking and fundraising event recognizes outstanding achievements in the region’s commercial real estate landscape as well as raises critical funds for United Way’s work.
“United Way is honored to have two of the greatest minds in business today share their insights and time with us as we work to strengthen our community,” said Theresa Leamy, United Way senior vice president for resource development.
Kelly will share his game plan for staging the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl during the 14th annual. Kelly is overseeing all host activities leading up to the historic Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
Kelly, former president of American Express, will provide a behind-the-scenes peek into how he is preparing for the game on its biggest stage, working with business leaders and public officials in New York and New Jersey to generate a projected $550 million in economic stimulus for the region.
Kelly is known for producing top quality results at one of the most successful Fortune 500 companies. He helped mold American Express into the innovative marketing and customer service powerhouse that it is today.
Likewise, Hanson has more than 45 years of real estate investment management experience. Hanson’s legendary leadership in business and politics was recently recognized by NJ Biz, which named him to their 25 Legends of New Jersey list, alongside the likes of Ben Bernanke and Ray Chambers.
Since 1999, United Way has partnered with the commercial real estate industry to raise more than $1.65 million in support of capital infrastructure projects at area nonprofits providing vital services to individuals and families in need. Through this event, United Way helps nonprofits focus their funds on helping local citizens by providing funds needed to fix leaky roofs at child care centers, broken boilers at homeless shelters or broken windows at homes for people with disabilities.
For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/CRE2013 .
About United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health. We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people’s lives. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow throughout Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, call 973.993.1160 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.