2022 Annual Town Dinner

2022 Driscoll Community Service Award Lisa Quanci 3a

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The Annual Town Dinner, hosted by the Haddonfield Civic Association (HCA), is a great tradition in our town. It is a beautiful evening filled with wonderful people and a delightful theme. It honors one Haddonfield citizen or organization who displays uncommon leadership, intending to recognize those who have unselfishly inspired others and encouraged broader participation in the activities of the Haddonfield community with the Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award. In addition, the dinner recognizes three Haddonfield Memorial High School (HMHS) seniors with HCA scholarships for the Bradshaw Literary Award, the Quanci Visual Arts Award, and the Kaufmann Performing Arts Award, which recognizes a student’s participation in the performing arts.

On behalf of the Haddonfield Civic Association, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021-2022 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award will be presented to Lisa Quanci. The Board of Governors is very impressed with Lisa’s deep commitment to our community and involvement in so many organizations and campaigns as a volunteer. The Driscoll Award was created to recognize the role models in our community with the hope that others will be inspired to do the same. Lisa is a perfect example of the ‘uncommon’ volunteer the Driscoll Award seeks to honor.

Being nominated for the Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service award is an outstanding town achievement. It recognizes individuals or organizations that have made a lasting, positive impact on our town in a volunteer capacity.

Lisa Quanci and her husband John came to Haddonfield 25 years ago. They raised their three children, Ethan, Brandon, and Noelle, in Haddonfield. Over that time and up to today, Lisa has been passionate about her volunteer work. She has given time, talent, and treasure to several worthy organizations, mostly Haddonfield organizations. The organizations read like a resume! She has served in several capacities to Haddonfield’s Boy Scouts Pack 65, the HCA, the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Senior Youth Groups, Sisters In Spirit, LCOS Mission Quilters for Lutheran Disaster Relief, Urban Promise, HATCH (Haddonfield Acts to Create Hadrosaurus), Board Member of FRG 150th and 160th Army National Guard, Vacation Bible School, and the Elizabeth Haddon Noontime Enrichment. In addition, she taught at HMHS and the Markiem Arts Center.

The Annual Town Dinner has been an HCA tradition since the founding of the organization in 1911. Since 1937, the HCA has honored, on behalf of the community, one citizen who displays uncommon leadership with the intention of recognizing those who have unselfishly inspired others and encouraged broader participation in the activities of the Haddonfield community. Beginning in 1975, this high honor was recognized with the Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award, named after the distinguished New Jersey governor from Haddonfield. Over the years, such notable examples have been: The Haddonfield Friends School, The Indian King Tavern, and the Haddon Fire Company No. 1. In the early years, it was held at Artisan’s Hall (now the Haddonfield Fortnightly) and, since the early 1960s, at Tavistock Country Club.

Open to all town residents, the Dinner is the Annual Meeting and election of officers for the HCA. As part of the dinner program, there is a brief business meeting with reports by the Officers, the Nominating Committee and then the election of the new Officers along with the proposed BOG members.

The annual dinner is also the time for the Board of Governors to announce and recognize three HMHS seniors with HCA scholarships for the Bradshaw Literary Award,  the Quanci Visual Arts Award and the Kaufmann Performing Arts Award, recognizes a student’s participation in the performing arts.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these wonderful Haddonfield citizens by joining us!

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