Linda L. Carney, Antonia “Toni” Fultz Fauntleroy, Caroline “Cookie” Till, Fran Wise

Linda L. Carney - Social Services/Volunteerism

Aside from her professional role of President and CEO of the not for profit social service organization, Career Development Opportunity Development, Inc. (CODI), Linda has always given of herself to help make a positive difference in the lives of others. Boards she serves on include Friends of Jean Webster, Community Quest and the Atlantic City Police Athletic League. She has received several awards in recognition of her work for her community and beyond.

Antonia "Toni" Fultz Fauntleroy - Social Services/Volunteerism

An educator by profession, Toni goes beyond what’s asked of her. She developed two mentoring programs for teens G.I.R.L.S.: (Girls Interested in Realizing Lifelong Success) and Boys to Men. Named one of Galloway Township School District’s “People of the Year” in 2006 and NJ Mother of the Year by the NJ Chapter of American Mothers, Toni continues to give back to her local community.

Caroline "Cookie" Till - Philanthropy

Giving back is a way of life for Atlantic City native and Stockton University alumna, Cookie Till, who owns the successful Steve and Cookie’s By the Bay restaurant in Margate, NJ. She started the Margate Community Farmer’s Market (held in the parking lot of her restaurant) to showcase local farm produce and helps her community in a multitude of ways. Her non-profit foundation, A Work in Progress, has partnered with AtlantiCare to create numerous gardens throughout Atlantic County.

Fran Wise - Social Services/Volunteerism

Fran’s expertise lies in building and fostering collaborative partnerships among corporate, nonprofit, government and community groups which work to solve some of our community’s toughest challenges. With community partners, she spearheaded a coordinated response to the economic crisis in Atlantic County as a result of several casino closings. Homelessness and victims of Superstorm Sandy are but a few of the issues she helps address through her involvement with community groups.