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CCC to Honor Philanthropists with Civic Leadership Awards


The Camden County College Foundation and CCC’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility have selected philanthropists Linda M. Rohrer and the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation and allRisk Property Damage Experts Inc. owner and principal Frank N. Messina to receive the 2011 Camden County College Civic Leadership Awards.


Ms. Rohrer, the Rohrer Foundation and Mr. Messina are known for bettering local communities and enhancing the lives of incalculable area residents. They will be honored March 18 on CCC’s Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township. The evening will include a 6 p.m. reception followed by an 8 p.m. concert by The Happenings and Mark Lindsay, formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders.


Ms. Rohrer and the Rohrer Foundation have improved the quality of life of people throughout South Jersey by funding numerous community endeavors. A priority has been to increase local higher education opportunities and options, which was a passion of Ms. Rohrer’s father – the Rohrer Foundation’s namesake.


In 1997, Ms. Rohrer and the Rohrer Foundation awarded the College $1 million to develop its campus location in Cherry Hill Township, which was opened in partnership with the Foundation, the Township and Camden County as the William G. Rohrer Center in 2000. The Rohrer Scholars scholarship program for outstanding CCC business students is being established this year.


Mr. Messina and his corporation have sponsored many galas, golf outings and other events that support causes such as medical research, community programming and scholarships. He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including the Camden Educational Foundation, the Haddonfield School of Performing Arts, the Camden County Corps of the Salvation Army and Haddonfield’s “First Night” celebration.


Mr. Messina also has been a member of the Camden County College Foundation Board of Directors since 2007. In addition to making financial contributions toward Foundation undertakings, he has helped raise funds and encourage the involvement of alumni, friends and employees in support of the College’s mission and its tradition of academic excellence and student success.


Tickets for the March 18 event cost $125 and include reception admission and preferred concert seating. A portion of the price – $40 – is tax-deductible. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.


For tickets or additional details, contact development associate Melissa Daly in the College’s Office of Foundation and Alumni Relations at (856) 374-4946 or

Published: February 25, 2011