Winter-Green Gala

Groundwork Elizabeth’s Winter-Green Gala celebrates a broad assortment of community and business leaders who support building a sustainable community with environmental improvements, volunteer and community service, urban agriculture and advocacy, fostering a better quality of life where we work.

The popular and tremendously fun annual event features cocktails, dinner, music, silent auction items, entertainment and updates of our programs, as we work with the public and private sectors and the community at large to “Change Places and Change Lives“.

Funds raised support programs designed to:

  • Address a healthier and more equitable environment through the conservation, restoration, and mitigation of challenges to local ecosystems at urban sites in Elizabeth/Union County
  • Create garden spaces
  • Build skills and uplift the lives of those from ages 14-24
  • Develop green workforce careers
  • Help community gardens thrive

2021 Distinguished Honorees

Honoree List Coming Soon

2020 Distinguished Honorees

Union County Spirit of Community Award 
Alexander Mirabella, Chairman, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Union County Champion of Health
Gary S. Horan, FACHE President/CEO,
Trinitas Health & Regional Medical Center

Outstanding Youth Champion 
Sal Garcia, Principal, Develop MAS

City of Elizabeth Spirit of Community Award
Kevin Kiniery, City Council President, City of Elizabeth 

Outstanding Conservation Partner
Carmen Rivera, Vice President, Market Manager,
Spencer Savings Bank 

Groundwork Volunteer of the Year
Barbara Field, Director, Corneck Family Foundation. Owner, Magic Fountain