Literacy Volunteers of Union County extends its deepest appreciation and a fond farewell to outgoing Board President Bernadette Murphy of Westfield. Murphy served on the non-profit’s Board of Directors since 2001. Steve Kilduff of Whitehouse Station is the organization’s newly elected President.

“Under Bernadette’s dedicated leadership, and because of her strong commitment to serving adults with the greatest educational and financial need, Literacy Volunteers was able to strategically grow and dramatically improve lives through literacy throughout Union County,” said Elizabeth Gloeggler, executive director. “Bernadette shared her commitment to literacy services with everyone she came in contact with. During her tenure on our Board of Directors, we were able to triple the organization’s budget and significantly increase our services and impact throughout the county.”

Literacy Volunteers recruits, trains, supervises and supports volunteer tutors who work one-on-one or in groups with adults struggling to read, write and speak English. The 26 year old non-profit’s tutoring programs include Basic Skills, English as a Second Language, GED Test Preparation, and Citizenship Test Preparation. For more information about improving lives through literacy, visit the organization’s website at