23rd Annual Dinner Gala

Honorees

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The James L. Nolan Award

Kevin Cummings was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank effective May 22, 2018. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of these companies since January 1, 2008 and was appointed to serve on the boards on the same date.

Under his leadership, the bank’s performance has been recognized on Forbes’ “Best Banks in America” list for the last eight years, beginning in 2013. In addition, Kevin is a past recipient of the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year® New Jersey Award for transforming the bank into a growth company.

Prior to joining Investors Bank, he had a 26-year career with KPMG LLP, where he became a CPA and partner.

Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College. He earned an master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University School of Business and gave the commencement address to its MBA graduating class in 2013.

He serves on the boards of The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children; St. Benedict’s Preparatory School; the Federal Home Loan Bank of NY; Greater Trenton, New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), and The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ). Kevin is a former chairman of the board of NJ Bankers.

Kevin has coached youth basketball in Summit, New Jersey, and has served as athletic director of St. Theresa of Ávila Parish there. Kevin and his wife, Patricia, have four children.

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The Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler Award

Michael and Joey del Prado have been married for close to 30 years and have three grown children: Francis; Bernadette; and Angela, who is married to Ken—parents of granddaughter Amanda. Michael’s career as a global healthcare industry executive allowed them to live in several countries; wherever they have lived, they have been active in the ministries of the local Church, often in leadership roles.

The del Prados, natives of the Philippines, moved to the United States in 2013 when Michael became head of the surgical group of his company. They volunteered as lectors and Eucharistic ministers at their parish, St. Martin of Tours, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Joey established a Mother’s Prayer Group while Michael got involved in the Men’s Ministry. They started a community rosary every Saturday Mass. In 2015, Michael was appointed to the Parish Leadership Council and started an adult faith-formation initiative.

In 2015, Joey suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm. Still, she launched the Foundation for the Poor which is focused on educating and helping children in India, Africa, and the Philippines. Every Tuesday, she makes meals for Caring for Friends. Michael earned a master’s degree in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University in 2020. He supports the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals and Couples for Christ in the Philippines and the United States. He has also been supporting the establishment of the Center for the New Evangelization at Franciscan University and advising the university on its strategy and international expansion.

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The Spirit of RENEW Award

Sandra and James McTernan met in 1991 and married in 1992. They live in Summit, New Jersey. Sandra has been a pediatric nurse and nurse practitioner for over 30 years. She has been employed in pediatric public-health initiatives in New York City and New Jersey. James has had a career in finance in New York City for 35 years.

Sandra and James are most proud of their five children—one daughter, Alexandra Rose, and four sons—James, Nicholas, Daniel, and Sean. The McTernans have been members of St. Teresa of Ávila R.C. Church in Summit for 26 years. Sandra and James have raised their family with a strong faith and a belief in giving back to the community. Their children attended the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, and Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains. Their daughter, Alexandra, attended Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung and is an alumna of Seton Hall University.

James is a trustee of the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children, a trustee of Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a trustee of Oratory Prep. Sandra has been a trustee of the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace for 13 years. She is also a former trustee of Reeves Reed Arboretum and a board member of the Fortnightly Club of Summit.

The McTernan family are adventure travelers and have traveled to many national parks in North America, Europe, South and Central America, and Canada.