Read Bill Brown''s Bio of Community Service

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 Haddonfield citizens or organization who display 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 2024-2025 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award will be presented to Bill Brown. The Board of Governors is very impressed with Bill’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. Bill Brown is the 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. Bill’s deep connection to our town is reflected in his volunteer service and the organizations he has served:

  • President of the Haddonfield Lions Club
  • Founder & Director, Haddonfield Japan Exchange
  • Haddonfield 65 Club, Originator of Town Criers
  • Co-Founder Haddonfield Soccer League
  • Past President Haddonfield Markeim Art Center
  • Former manager of Little League Tee shirts, to Majors, Former coach Midget Football
  • Founding Director Mabel Kay House
  • Former president, Haddonfield Tennis Association
  • Recipient of the Camden County Freedom Award
  • Haddonfield Citizen of the Year, 1997
  • Recipient of the Community Service Award, from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains
  • Organizer of Haddonfield Pig Tail League
  • Founder of Haddonfield Youth Tennis Program
  • Former President Central School, HAS
  • Donated over 26 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross
  • Honorary International Citizen of Omiya, Japan
  • Member of the Screen Actors Guild appeared in over a dozen films
  • Skirmish committee

Bill has always been involved in the community. Even in High School his bio read “to list Bill’s activities would be like writing a book!” After High School he started a six-year apprenticeship for tool and die-making. But, this was interrupted by the Korean War and Bill joined the Army and served at Fort Jackson, Fort Benning for two years. Just three years later he married his wife Joan and they have lived happily in the same Haddonfield home for 56 years where they raised three boys who attended our schools. She and Bill also hosted Japanese Guests for 35 years. Bill has visited Japan 14 times and produced a 50th Anniversary Documentary for the Japanese Community of Seabrook NJ, which aired nationally. After being married for 61 years, Bill’s partner Joan passed away in 2021. Up until last year, Bill served as the president of Haddonfield’s Lion Club and to this day Bill remains active in serving many Haddonfield organizations. Bill’s spirit to serve our community is admirable and it is our honor to present him with the 2024 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award.

Click HERE to see the 2024 HCA Scholarship Award Recipients!
Click HERE to see the 2023 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award Recipient!

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

Watch the 2024 Annual Town Dinner Video

Move through the video by clicking the timestamps below:
00:00 Social before Dinner: Music provided by Shandon Willey and Kaufmann Performing Arts Award, Ryan Cataldo
00:57 Master of Ceremonies: Jack O’Malley
03:15 Invocation: Jack Tarditi
06:12 Recognition of Attendees
11:00 Official Annual Dinner Meeting: Joe Levine, HCA President
16:12 HCA Scholarships Presented by the Lisa Quanci
17:27 2024 Kaufmann Performing Arts Award recipient Ryan Cataldo
22:45 2024 The Bradshaw Literary Award recipient Brady Norton
28:57 2024 Quanci Visual Arts Award recipient Julia Guazzone
33:58 2023 Recipients of the Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award Dennis and Kathy Tully
36:49 Introduction of Bill Brown by Jack O’Malley
39:50 Towne Crier Philip Zoebisch
44:25 2024 Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award recipient Bill Brown
51:22 Recognition Of Past Alfred E. Driscoll Community Service Award
52:37 Meeting Close

View the 2024 Annual Town Dinner Video Gallery

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This