NJM donates $50,000 to charity from DNT TXT initiative

Front row from left: Ellen Schisler, Director of Development and Marketing, Autism New Jersey, Robbinsville; Patricia Hartpence, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Giving, NJM Insurance Group; Richard Uniacke, Director of Marketing, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Hillside; Diane Paraskevas, Special Events & Corporate Accounts, Special Olympics New Jersey, Lawrenceville; Karen Drzik, Executive Vice President of Development, National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, Paramus. Back row, from left: Todd Shellenberger, Vice President of Development, Make-a-Wish New Jersey, Monroe Township; Lou Alcuri, Promotions Coordinator, NJM Insurance Group; Mike Van Wagner, Vice President, Public Affairs, NJM Insurance Group; Jim Roberts, President, National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, Paramus. Photo courtesy of Eric Stenson.

NJM Insurance Group donated $50,000 in recognition of its DNT TXT N DRV (Don’t Text and Drive) program Feb. 21. Last year as part of its centennial celebration, NJM collected signatures from people who promised not to text while driving. For every pledge received, NJM would donate $1 to be shared among five New Jersey charities. The goal of 50,000 signatures was achieved late last year, and on Friday the five organizations each received a check for $10,000 from NJM.