10 companies honored
for exceptional support
of worthy causes.
By Maryrose Mullen
;;;;;;;;;;;; ;; ;;;;;;;;;; in the Garden State, with
companies of all sizes strengthening their communities through charitable work. New Jersey Monthly
honored ;; companies for their support of worthy
causes at the third annual Great Oak Awards dinner on
September ;; at the Palace at Somerset Park.
The Great Oak Awards honor businesses with strong
Jersey roots and a deep commitment to charitable
institutions and social causes. Readers nominated
companies for the awards, and a panel of expert judges
chose this year’s honorees from a pool of ;; finalists.
Each finalist was assigned to a category based on the
size of its full-time New Jersey workforce.
Document Solutions in Kenilworth, Jacobs Levy
Equity Management in Florham Park, and Marilyn
Schlossbach Group/Food for Thought by the Sea in
Asbury Park were the winners among the small compa-
nies. Boiling Springs Savings Bank in Rutherford, NRG
Energy in Princeton, and Sobel & Co. in Livingston took
top honors in the medium-company category. Bristol-
Myers Squibb in Lawrenceville, Ericsson in Piscat-
away, KPMG in Montvale, and NJM Insurance Group
in West Trenton were the large-company winners.
Document Solutions donated more than ;;;,;;;
worth of goods and printing services to charitable
organizations in ;;;;. “We live here, we pay taxes here,
our children are a part of the community here,” said IT
project manager Melvin Montalvo. “If you’re not giving
back to that community, you’re not growing.”
New Jersey Monthly started the Great Oak
Awards to recognize New Jersey companies—large and small—for their charitable
giving programs and policies that support
nonprofits throughout the state.
New Jersey Monthly publisher Kate Tomlinson addressed the room of
finalists at the Great Oak Awards reception and dinner.
President and CEO of
Choose New Jersey,
was the keynote
speaker. Her speech
focused on why the
Garden State is such
a great place to start
and grow a business.
Photographs by JOHN O’BOYLE
Jacobs Levy Equity Management
Marilyn Schlossbach Group
Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Sobel & Co.
NJM Insurance Group