NJSO coordinates the 25th Anniversary Celebration for Special Olympics Incorporated al the United Nations in New York; Cindy Read meets President Clinton at the White House as a member of 1993 Team USA--New Jersey's delegation in the World Winter Games in Austria.
Largest Winter and Summer Games in NJSO history are conducted; 3,200 new athletes sign on to school and summer programs; NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run ranks 3rd in the world: NJSO relocates to Princeton; Team USA--New Jersey Tennis athlete plays an exhibition match with Monica Seles; The Today Show, with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, hosts athletes and coaches from Team USA--New Jersey.
NJSO President Andre Gremillet said, "Prudential's grants and corporate contributions have long been a source of support for the NJSO, and its generous gift to our Comprehensive Campaign is a testament to the company's belief in the importance of the arts in the lives of the people of Newark and the state at large.
She said the funds will help NJSO continue to engage world-class artists and provide first rate concerts and provide educational programs to urban students, especially the Newark Early Strings Program, and outreach programs in hospitals, senior citizen centers and libraries.
With our help and the help of other foundations and corporate and individual donors, NJSO will be able to increase its endowment and strengthen its financial position so that it will be able to continue to deliver on its mission of artistic excellence and community engagement," said Morris, who is a member of the NJSO board of trustees.
4 million in support to NJSO since 1996 and has been a key partner of NJSO since the 1980's when NJSO utilized office space in Prudential's building at 213 Washington Street.
Since 1993, NJSO has supported education by engaging students in hands-on activities focused on problem solving and critical thinking in the areas of science and technology.
NJSO sponsors include: Research & Development Council of NJ, ExxonMobil, Merck Institute for Science Education, NJIT, PSEG Foundation, Bayer Healthcare, Camden County College, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Middlesex County College, National Science Olympiad, and Union County College.