Advancing Opportunities announces 2019 honorees for its largest fundraiser of the year

By Emily Bader
New Egypt | Mar 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

Ewing-based Advancing Opportunities, a provider of services and support for people with disabilities throughout New Jersey, announced it has named the honorees for its 4th Annual Spring Hoedown fundraiser event.

This year’s honorees, it said, include a parent-turned advocate, a college student living with cerebral palsy, a group of professionals committed to workplace inclusion and a law firm dedicated to supporting the disability community in the state.

“Advancing Opportunities is dedicated to promoting independence for people with disabilities,” CEO and President Jack Mudge said. “Each year we serve nearly 3000 individuals and their families, and we are proud to be supported by a number of individuals and businesses who share our passion and our cause. Our Spring Hoedown – our largest fundraiser of the year – is the perfect opportunity to celebrate them.”

This year’s honorees are as follows:

  • Stephanie Pratico (Elizabeth M. Boggs Award for Advocacy), a mother of two young adults with Down syndrome and complex medical needs, and an advocate of more than 20 years.
  • Ryan Tannenbaum (Andrew J. Murphy Award) a 19-year-old Kean University accounting student with cerebral palsy who came to Advancing Opportunities through an internship for students with disabilities.
  • KPMG Abilities in Motion Network (Volunteers of the Year) a provider of guidance and awareness of how the workplace environment can support people with disabilities or who have a family member with special needs.
  • Stark & Stark Attorneys At Law (Corporation of the Year), a law firm dedicated to giving back to the community.

The event will be held at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt on May 10. To learn more information, click here.

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