News 12 New Jersey Anchor Host United Way Ladies Give A Hoot


September 26, 2019

News 12 New Jersey Anchor, Della Crews Hosts Greater Union County United Way Event

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Della Crews, Anchor for News 12 New Jersey hosted United Way of Greater Union County’s Inaugural Ladies that Give a Hoot Dinner at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. 

The Ladies that Give A Hoot Dinner is a new signature event of United Way of Greater Union County as part of its Women United Campaign, an initiative that fights fights for the health, education, and income stability of women in Union County. This year’s event benefited the Nurse Family Partnership, a program that works to improve the maternal health of first time low-income mothers in Union County.  Illise Zimmerman, President and CEO of the Partnership for Maternal Health of New Jersey, was the guest speaker at the event.

This year’s honorees were: Woman of Distinction recipients Alison Yablonowitz, Partner, Ernst & Young; Aneesha Ghaly-Pearyer, Executive Director at the Rahway Community Action Organization and; Amy Crisp Wagner, Deputy County Manager and Director of Economic Development for the County of Union New Jersey.  Recipients of the Maternal Caregiver awards were Dr. Inez Durham and Victoria Griswold of the Plainfield Foundation; Gary Horan, President & CEO at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Yesenia Santos, a nurse home visitor with the Nurse Family Partnership. 

More photos from the Ladies that Give A Hoot Dinner are available on the UWGUC website at

About the Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse Family Partnership is a program that improves maternal and child health in Union County by partnering a nurse with a mother-to-be for 2 ½ years.  This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life.

About United Way of Greater Union County

United Way of Greater Union County provides critical resources to children and families in need through 34 nonprofit agencies throughout greater Union County.  The organization works to improve lives and build strong communities, by focusing on key areas in education, income stability, health and family strengthening. UWGUC is a pre-eminent community based leader, partner and investment choice in these communities.  More information about United Way of Greater Union County’s work in the community is available online at