Join us on Thursday May 9, 2019 at Merighi’s Savoy Inn, Vineland, NJ as we honor Ken Dondero.
To place an ad or purchase tickets, please reach out to Jeanne at jfavretto@hendrickshouse.org or by
phone at 856-305-2544.

2019 Distinguished Service Award Honoree
Ken was born and raised in Vineland and has spent the last 40 years of his life as part of
the ownership of Dondero’s Jewelry. After grammar school, Ken attended St.
Augustine Prep and then went on to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he
earned a B.S. in Marketing/Management Science.
Ken has been married just shy of 38 years to Julie, his best friend and the one and only love of
his life. Filling out Ken’s family are two grown sons who make his family and life
complete. His oldest son, Jesse, lives in San Francisco and his youngest son, Brian,
lives in Millville. Between the two of them, they keep Ken feel-ing a lot younger than he looks.

Due to the incredible dedication of his partner Kevin, as well as the managers and
coworkers at Dondero’s, Ken has been afforded the opportunity to serve our community
in several areas. In past years, he has served as President and Board Member of
the St.Augustine Prep Alumni Association, President and Board Member of the
Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. He is currently a Board member and past president of the
Vineland Rotary Club, and a board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of
Cumberland and Salem Counties. In 2017, Ken was selected as a Cumberland
County Hometown Hero. Ken is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Century Savings
Bank. Oh, and one more thing… he’s also counted amoung the group of crazies
that has produced the Voice of Vineland for the last four years.

It is with deep humility and profound gratitude that Ken accepts this recognition,
given to him by the Hendricks House and Board of Trustees. To be counted among the
many great, caring and dedicated peple who have received the Distinguished Service Award from
this incredible organization is a true honor that will be treasured forever.