The Award Committee for the Moorestown Humanitarian Award announced today that Amy Webb will be awarded this month’s Moorestown Humanitarian of the Month Award. As an awardee, Webb will be able to designate a charity of her choice to receive a $1,000 donation from the Janet Knowles Charitable Foundation. She will also receive a $100 gift certificate to a Moorestown restaurant of her choice and two tickets to a performance of the Moorestown Theater Company.
“I believe we have heroes and heroines among us that we never hear about. The goal of the award is to recognize and thank those Moorestonians who do so much to improve the welfare and happiness of other people by their selfless acts of charity,” said Janet Knowles, creator of the award and 45-year Moorestown resident. “And by donating to a charity in the winner’s name, the award supports continued good works. The Award Committee also thought it was important to give the winners something to enjoy, so they’ll get to dine out at a local restaurant and see a show courtesy of the Moorestown Theater Company.”
Webb has dedicated herself to many local nonprofits that have grown stronger because of her dedication and involvement. For more than 20 years, she has been the Fund Development chair for the Rowan College of Burlington County Foundation board of trustees in the Mount Laurel Campus. She is actively involved with their vision for the future of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, and continues to raise funds for scholarships. Webb’s uncompromising commitment shows through the hundreds of students she’s helped in the community and the programs she’s helped ensure stayed open, like the RCBC Food Pantry which has helped the local community as a whole. Her enthusiasm is unparalleled and the students at RCBC are the benefactors of her impact.
Webb chose to have a donation in her name go to the RCBC Foundation.
“I am a huge believer that the gift of education lasts a life time and is a gift that keeps on giving,” Webb said. “Additionally, RCBC is such a great value and a few thousand dollars can cover a student’s tuition for an entire year. Our students graduate with little to no debt thanks to the support of the Foundation as well as state and federal grants. Eliminating this debt gives our students a great head start in life. RCBC has many non-traditional students as well. Students that are working full time, have a family and many other commitments. Our Foundation scholarship support helps reduce the financial strain. Additionally this year, due to COVID, many of our students struggled financially because either their part or full time job was eliminated or hours reduced. This not only put a strain on their ability to pay tuition, but created food insecurity as well. Our foundation helped fund and stock a campus food bank for our students and their families.”
The Award Committee will meet again in early June to select the next Moorestown Humanitarian of the Month.