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NEWS RELEASE – January 24, 2024 Frances Kirschner—Public Relations (732) 363-3988

MODC Announces Silver Gull Award Honorees

Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC), Wall Township, N.J., will hold its  59th Annual Silver Gull Awards Dinner on May 2, 2024, at Eagle Oaks Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, N.J.Individuals, corporations, and organizations that have contributed to enhancing the quality of life and business environment in Monmouth and Ocean counties will be recognized for the following categories: Community Service, Economic Development, Tourism Achievement, Nonprofit of the Year, Emerging Change-maker, and Change-maker.

The Silver Gull honorees are Emerging Change-maker, 40 and younger: Bart Henderson, Henderson Promos and Bob McLane, Jersey Shore Blue Claws;  Change-maker: Duvi Honig, Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, and Susan Tellone, Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide; Tourism Achievement: Jersey Shore Partnership; Economic Development: Tony Perry, Middletown Township Mayor, and Frank Sadhegi, Founder Morgan Engineering and Ocean County Commissioner; Community Service Award: Marta Quinn, Habcore; Nonprofit of the Year: Preferred Behavioral Health Group; and President’s Award: Tom Gilmour.

MODC’s CEO Jodi Grinwald said, “We added an additional two categories this year, Emerging Change-maker, 40 and younger; and Change-maker because we want to honor those who are helping to inspire and motivate others.  We are also adding some new and exciting components to the event that celebrates our 59th year of recognizing exceptional professionals in Monmouth and Ocean counties. We truly hope you will join us.” 

Senator Robert Singer, committee chair, said, “This outstanding group of honorees represent the best individuals and businesses in Ocean and Monmouth counties. We are very proud of their accomplishments.”

Tickets cost $190.  Sponsorships ranging from $5000 to $2000, and ad journal space from $500 to $150 are available. Contact Jodi Grinwald, MODC’s chief executive officer, at jodi@modc.com for any questions. Visit https://modc.com. to learn more about MODC.

About the Silver Gull Awards: For over fifty years, MODC has presented the Silver Gull Award to deserving recipients around the region who have made a difference in the way we do business at the Jersey Shore. This event has become recognized as the pinnacle of awards, recognizing individual and corporate accomplishments in the area of economic development, community service, and tourism. The event is   attended by more than 300 business and community leaders. Senator Robert W. Singer is the Silver Gull Awards Chairman; and Stacey Kavanagh, Vice President/Market Manager of Provident Bank, is the Co-chairwoman.