Pictured from left: Nina Chaung-Ripon Regional NJ Manager GEICO; Maya Richmond, Executive Director AWA; Sophia Barrett, Special Events and Community Programs Manager; Melanee Cepeda, Regional NJ Manager GEICO; Marian Conicella, Campaign Director AWA

VOORHEES >> Animal Welfare Association, and GEICO are pleased to announce a special $10,000 Capital Campaign gift for the new 15,000 sq. ft. pet shelter and education center. Funding for this unique gift was made possible through the GEICO Community Pitch Day program. GEICO Regional Managers Melanee Cepeda and Nina Chaung-Ripon spearheaded the undertaking of sharing the mission and vision of AWA with other members of their team and GEICO senior leadership.

“Because of our passion and determination, GEICO believed in our cause and allowed for us to support our partnership with AWA in an exciting new way! We are overwhelmed with joy at the opportunity to present AWA with this very special Capital Campaign gift. We can’t wait to see all of the amazing new initiatives that will come out of our partnership,” says Melanee. GEICO will sponsor the Pet Adoption Photo Nook in the lobby of the new AWA building.

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