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5th Annual Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award Ceremony May 7

For 25 years, the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award has honored N.J. residents whose outstanding service to others and heroic acts make a substantial impact on the lives of others.

On Friday, May 7, 2021 at a virtual awards ceremony starting at 11:30 a.m., the Russell Berrie Foundation will recognize a number of these unsung heroes from across the Garden State for their compassion and selfless dedication to others during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Awards.

For 25 years, the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award has honored New Jersey residents whose outstanding service to others and heroic acts make a substantial impact on the lives of others.

Cash prizes of $50,000 to the top winner, four awards of $25,000 and 14 awards of $7,500 will be awarded this year.

To date, the award has given $3.75 million to 380 people, each of whom has an inspiring story to tell about how they made a difference.

Event link: https://www.ramapo.edu/berrie-awards/2021-virtual-award-ceremony/

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