BLACK PR WIRE
NEWARK, N.J.–Shané Harris, a vice president at Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and vice president of The Prudential Foundation, has been honored with the 2010 Forty under 40 Award from NJBIZ magazine.
The Forty Under 40 awards program honors 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, to professional excellence and to the community. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included working in New Jersey and possessing significant authority for decision making within a company or organization. The winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Elizabeth Christopherson, The Rita Allen Foundation; John Farrell, Rider University; and Neil Stanton, Consultedge.
“We’re extremely proud of Shané and appreciate that NJBIZ has recognized her commitment to professional excellence,” said Gabriella Morris, vice president and head of Prudential Community Resources and president of The Prudential Foundation. “Shané’s leadership abilities coupled with her passion for social justice and educational equality are invaluable to The Prudential Foundation’s mission of helping to solve social problems, especially those related to poverty. Shané has a bright future at Prudential.”
Prior to joining Prudential, Harris was director of the New Jersey Nets and Devils Foundation where she led both teams’ community and philanthropic activities and developed its signature scholarship program, which has provided financial assistance to over 235 scholars in several New Jersey colleges. Harris began her career working with nonprofit agencies that support youth development, including Communities in Schools where she was a program director, and Prep for Prep where she was a post-placement counselor.
“We are truly honored to have the opportunity to recognize these outstanding individuals,” said David A. Shankweiler, CEO of Journal Publications, parent company of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within the business arena. These individuals share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community
They are shaping the economic future of New Jersey. On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate the Forty Under 40 class of 2010.”
The Prudential Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. To promote sustainable communities and improve social outcomes for community residents, The Prudential Foundation focuses its grant making strategy in the areas of education, economic development and arts and civic infrastructure. In addition, the Foundation also supports the community engagement efforts of Prudential employees through Matching Gifts and other special programs that recognize their volunteer efforts.
The Prudential Foundation is a unit of Prudential’s Community Resources Department, which also includes the Social Investment Program, which originates and manages socially beneficial investments; Local Initiatives, which coordinates employee volunteerism and fosters community outreach; and Business Diversity Outreach, which facilitates diverse market development and outreach efforts for Prudential businesses.