On September 17, 2015, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey held their 7th Annual Gray Cup Invitational Golf classic at the acclaimed Ballyowen Golf Club in Hamburg, New Jersey. Nearly 100 golfers were in attendance to support The Land Conservancy of New Jersey and their state-wide, award-winning programs in Land Preservation, Stewardship, and Education.
The Gray Cup is named in honor of dedicated conservationist C. Graydon Rogers, a former Land Conservancy Chairman of the Board of Trustees and founder of the investment firm W.P. Stewart & Co., Inc. The Gray Cup is The Land Conservancy’s largest fundraising event, all of the proceeds raised support their work preserving New Jersey’s open space, farmland, and water resources. “It was a wonderful day and we value every golfer, sponsor, and volunteer for their support,” said David Epstein, President of The Land Conservancy. This year’s sponsors included Investors Bank, McCarter & English, LLC, Round Table Wealth Management, Heritage & Abstract, Alliance Bernstein and CAPTRUST.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Anderson, the 2015 Gray Cup winner, “It was great to support The Land Conservancy of New Jersey in the 7th Annual Gray Cup Invitational Golf Classic and be crowned 2015 Champion,” he said. Another highlight from the round included a hole in one by John Bonfiglio, who was awarded an iPad mini.
During the evening program, The Land Conservancy was honored to present The Rosalie Lavinthal Volunteer of the Year Award to BASF Corporation. The BASF Corporation has been a supporter of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey for fifteen years. Over 220 BASF employees and interns have participated in nine projects through The Land Conservancy’s award-winning Partners for Parks program and BASF has been a major supporter of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s popular Pedal for Preservation annual fundraising and awareness-raising event.
The Rosalie Lavinthal Volunteer of the Year Award was established three years ago by The Land Conservancy of New Jersey to honor Rosalie Lavinthal who served as their Development Director for five years before passing away in 2012. Rosalie was universally admired by her co-workers, members of the Board, and all of the people with whom she worked. The award is presented annually to honor an outstanding volunteer and/or company whose volunteer land conservation work best exemplifies Rosalie’s spirit of volunteerism and giving back to the community. Past recipients of the award are Ron Duval from the Lexus Eastern Region area office and the employees of Toyota/Lexus and Russ Arlotta and the employees of PSEG.