BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College student Samantha Naulty was one of the scholarship recipients who benefited from funds raised at the 30th Annual Steven A. Cox Charity Classic, held earlier this month at the New Jersey National Golf Club.
Naulty, a resident of Hillsborough, is pursuing an Associate Degree in Biology at RVCC.
“I am honored to receive the support of the Steven A. Cox Foundation,” said Naulty, who plans to graduate in December. “RVCC has expanded my knowledge and experience, and has prepared me for the next steps in my aspiring career in ecology. Getting this affirmation from the Steven A. Cox Foundation means so much to me.”
One-hundred-twenty-eight golfers turned out for the event, which has raised some $6.7 million over three decades; $65,000 was raised this year in support of student scholarships, cancer research, and educational programming.
In addition to RVCC, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Val Skinner Foundation received support from the charity event, including four student scholarship recipients at Rutgers University and Raritan Valley Community College, via Steven A. Cox Scientific Research Scholarships.
Henry Cox, a WW II Purple Heart recipient and Chairman Emeritus of the Steven A. Cox Foundation—the host organization of the event—provided the ceremonial toast to the tournament's namesake. The tourney is named for Cox’s son, Steven, a former AT&T manager who died from Osteosarcoma in 1991 at the age of 32.
Participating in the check presentation were Mike Marion, chairman, Steven A. Cox Foundation; Christopher Thedinga, secretary, Steven A. Cox Foundation; Rich Szigety, trustee, Steven A. Cox Foundation; Naulty; Julie Carney, trustee, Steven A. Cox Foundation; Gaurav Mehta, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rutgers Cancer Institute and scholarship recipient; John Dowd, trustee, Steven A. Cox Foundation; Tim Omaggio, president, Steven A. Cox Foundation; Mike Forrestall, treasurer, Steven A. Cox Foundation; and Timothy Moonan, CEO, The Hibbert Group.