NJBA Pals Danberry and Fiorentino Contribute to HLG Award
June 12, 2012 (Caesar's Atlantic City , NJ)
NJBA Presents Steve Forbes a portrait by James Fiorentino.
Special thanks to Renowned New Jersey Artist James Fiorentino and Businessman and Philanthropist Ed Danberry for collaborating and contributing to the creation of the newly designed Howard L. Green Humanitarian Award. The artist, James Fiorentino was recognized at an early age, when at age of fifteen, he became the youngest artist ever to be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his likeness of Reggie Jackson. In 1998, James became the youngest artist to be inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, along with such artists as Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth. His photo-realism in watercolor has helped him become a nationally-known wildlife and portrait artist, painting people from everyday life to Presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners. The original portrait was commissioned for the NJBA and sponsored by notable New Jersey philanthropist and businessman Edward Danberry, of Group One Investments, whose mission is to establish sustainable growth not just in business, but for their employees as well. Ed also serves with NJBA President Paul Rotella on the New Jersey Hall of Fame and is an enthusiastic patron of the arts in New Jersey, bringing back many creative projects to the Garden State.
Though Ed's family of businesses is diverse, the companies are united through a consistent focus and an emphasis on delivering creative solutions. Group One is dedicated to serving their customers and employees, and we thank them for being part of our success.