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December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation will honor Frank Gargiulo and Gary Greenberg at their 22nd Annual Holiday Gala on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, located at 161 Newkirk Street. Proceeds will provide scholarships for deserving HCCC students.
The recipients of the 2019 HCCC Distinguished Community Service Awards are area leaders dedicated to education and improving the lives of Hudson County youth. The honorees are: Frank Gargiulo, retired Superintendent of Hudson County Schools of Technology; and Gary Greenberg, Executive Director and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County.
Frank Gargiulo served the award-winning Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) for nearly three decades, first as principal and then as Superintendent. Under his leadership, High Tech and County Prep opened as full-time vocational high schools, and Explore 2000 Middle School opened as New Jersey’s first vocational middle school. In addition, High Tech High School and County Prep were named two of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. Prior to joining HCST, Mr. Gargiulo served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame University, and Master’s degrees from Seton Hall University and Columbia University. He has served as the elected Department of Public Works Commissioner in North Bergen since 1989.
Gary Greenberg has dedicated his career to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County, developing programming and partnerships that benefit thousands of at-risk youth. He joined the Jersey City Boys Club in 1975 as a part-time Youth Supervisor and van driver, and through the years was consistently promoted to positions of increasing responsibility and authority. His innovative methods of programming, combined with strong private and public partnerships, have multiplied the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County’s funding fourfold, and expanded services to youth throughout Hoboken and Jersey City. Mr. Greenberg holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University, which he earned as a Woodruff Fellow.
The Hudson County Community College Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation giving tax-exempt status to contributors. Established in 1997, the Foundation generates financial support for the College and its students, developing and awarding needs-based and merit scholarships, providing seed money for faculty programs, assisting incoming students in achieving academic success, providing for the College’s physical growth as well as the cultural enrichment of Hudson County residents.
Since its founding, the Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million in scholarships. The Foundation Art Collection, which was established in 2006, now includes over 1,250 works – most by nationally and internationally renowned artists.
Tickets for the Gala, and the Lucky Odds Raffle, may be obtained by contacting Mirta Sanchez at 201-360-4004 or msanchezFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.