NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Joe Roth, President and CEO of NJ Sharing Network, announced the promotion of Amanda Abramo Tibok to Senior Manager of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs. NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit organization committed to saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
Amanda began her career with NJ Sharing Network in 2012, serving as an assistant and marketing coordinator with the External Affairs department, prior to her start with the Foundation in 2016. As Manager of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs for the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, she ran the day-to-day activities and programs that raise philanthropic dollars for innovative research, family support, public awareness and education. This includes some of the organization’s largest fundraising events such as the annual Golf Classic and 5K Celebration of Life. Every year, the 5K Celebration of Life brings together over 10,000 walkers, runners and volunteers to honor those who gave the gift of life, pay tribute to those who have received a transplant, offer hope to those currently waiting for a transplant and remember those who passed away while waiting for the gift of life.
Amanda has planned and managed the 5K Celebration of Life events for the past four years, quickly distinguishing herself as a leader within the Foundation. Through her promotion to Senior Manager, she will continue to build and cultivate relationships, concentrating on creating and continuing a high level of engagement among the organization’s supporters. In addition to leading the Foundation team and spearheading the Foundation’s creative efforts, communications and campaigns, Amanda oversees the volunteer program which involves over 600 people who are connected to NJ Sharing Network’s life-saving mission.
“Our Foundation remains focused on community engagement through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy to further our organization’s mission – all of which Amanda has been doing extraordinarily well,” said Elisse Glennon, VP and Chief Administrative Officer, NJ Sharing Network. “Her knowledge, creativity and ability to accept and overcome challenges makes her stand out as a leader and serve as a role model to her team and to our volunteers.”
“I felt an instant sense of connection and belonging the moment I began my career with NJ Sharing Network. Since that day, my passion to increase the number of lives saved has never wavered,” said Amanda. “I’ve had the privilege to not only grow professionally with the team at NJ Sharing Network, but build longstanding relationships with donor families and transplant recipients through events such as the 5K Celebration of Life. I look forward to continuing to further our Foundation’s mission.”
Amanda received her B.A. from Rutgers University in 2011 and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science and Non-Profit Leadership at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in Somerset with her husband, Eric.
In 2017, more New Jersey residents gave the gift of life than ever before, resulting in over 550 lives saved. Every day, approximately three New Jersey residents are added to the transplant waiting list and last year nearly 100 people died while waiting for a transplant. One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 people.