ELIZABETH, NJ--United Way of Greater Union County is searching for a Rising Star professional in Greater Union County, North Plainfield, or South Plainfield to be recognized at its 2017 Annual Celebration! An Evening of Inspiration, on June 15, at the Westwood in Garwood.

Anyone can nominate a young professional; however, the nominee must live and/or work in those areas, possess less than six years professional experience, and supports non-profits in the form of volunteering, advocacy and/or philanthropy.

The contest will run until March 31, 2017 and the selected nominee will be announced by April 7. The Rising Star Honoree will be among 10 other honorees who will be recognized at the celebration.

To nominate a young profession, Click here for complete nominating criteria and submission form. For more information on the 2017 Annual Celebration, visit United Way's website at uwguc.org or contact Melanie McLaurin, director of marketing at 908-353-7171, ext. 104.