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Honorees announced for 23rd annual Volley For SERV

Ted Golfinopoulos, chairman of the 23rd annual Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament, has announced the honorees for the 2013 fundraiser, which is sponsored by the nonprofit SERV Foundation of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.

"For the two awards to be given at Volley For SERV, the Committee has selected Don Loff and Jack Fein, two well-deserving gentlemen, and I couldn't be more pleased," he said.

Jack H. Fein will receive The SERVice Award, presented to a SERV board member in appreciation of demonstrated leadership and Jack and Don 1commitment to the mission of SERV. Mr. Fein, who has been a SERV board member since 1999, is treasurer of the SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. Board of Directors. He also is on the Finance Committee for SBHS.

Mr. Fein (CPA, CGFM, PSA) has been a member of the accounting and management consulting firm of Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants for more than 40 years. As a principal of Mercadien, he works with more than 85 nonprofit organizations.

A resident of Holland, Pa., Mr. Fein serves as treasurer of the Committee on Religious Ministries at The University Medical Center at Princeton, is a member of the advisory board of RomAsia Bank, and is assistant treasurer of The Rotary Club of Princeton Foundation. He serves on the advisory board of Rutgers MACCY Program in Governmental Accounting. In addition, Mr. Fein is publisher and editor-in-chief of the Nonprofit Examiner, a nationally syndicated publication.

He is a founding member of Shir Ami Bucks County Jewish Congregation, where he was on the board and executive committee, and served as treasurer for more than 10 years.

Donald J. Loff will be presented with the 3rd annual Lou Natale Jr. Players Award, which acknowledges an individual for continual support of SERV through participation in and sponsorship of Volley For SERV (VFS).

Mr. Loff, a resident of Raritan Township near Ringoes, N.J., has competed in nearly all of the previous 22 VFS tennis tournaments and has been a longtime supporter of SERV in its fundraising efforts.  He also served on the VFS Committee in years past.

A Senior Vice President for Investments at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Loff has more than 34 years of financial services experience. He works in developing investment strategies, asset allocation, portfolio monitoring and overall wealth management for high net worth clients and institutions.

In addition to being an avid tennis player, Mr. Loff enjoys fishing, hiking and riding his Quarter Horses.

Both honorees will be feted during the evening reception at the 23rd annual Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament on June 17 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman.

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New officers elected for three SERV boards

Four members of three SERV Boards of Directors were elected to officers' positions at the annual meeting of all boards in December.

Dean S. Nalbone, Esq. of Hamilton was named chairman of the board of SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc.  Mr. Nalbone is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Teich Groh in Trenton, where he practices real estate law. He is a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and the MidJersey Chamber of Commerce.

Grace I. Rarich of Titusville was elected chair of SERV Achievement Centers, Inc. board.  Ms. Rarich is a Registered Nurse and a member of the N.J. Association of Public Health Administrators.

Ted Golfinopoulos of Skillman was named chairman of the board of SERV Foundation, Inc.  Mr. Golfinopoulos is president of TG & Associates, a real estate company in Pennington.   He is a member of the MidJersey Chamber of Commerce and The Institute of Real Estate Management.

Andre J. Caldini was named secretary to the board of SERV Foundation, Inc.  A resident of Medford, Mr. Caldini is senior vice president of commercial lending for Hopewell Valley Community Bank.  He is a member of both the MidJersey and Princeton Chambers of Commerce.

Only 2 nonprofits contribute

Despite Lawrence Township officials' request for voluntary contributions from nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, only two have stepped forward — SERV Behavioral Health System Inc. and the Islamic Circle of Mercer County.

SERV, which operates a group home on Darrah Lane, sent a check for $2,101.97 and the Islamic Circle of Mercer County, which meets on Lawrence Station Road, contributed $1,250, Municipal Manager Richard Krawczun said.

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Scholarship Fund Cash Raffle winners announced

  • 1st prize, Prince Hendrix of Hamilton, who won $2,450.
  • 2nd prize, Marilyn Ticktin of Roosevelt, who won $1,470.
  • 3rd prize, Derrick Taylor of Elizabeth, who won $980.

Winners received 25%, 15% and 10% of the amount raised.

The three winning tickets of the Cash Raffle to benefit the SERV Foundation's Scholarship Fund for consumers were drawn Nov. 12, 2012 at SERV's Corporate office. SERV employees and board members sold 980 tickets, raising a total of $9,800.

Congratulations to all the winners!  A special thanks to all who sold and bought tickets.

Keith and Prince croppedKeith V. Hamilton, Vice President of Community Relations for SERV, presents Prince Hendrix with a check for $2,450. Mr. Hendrix was the first-prize winner in the Scholarship Fund Cash Raffle.