25th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating the Success of our Mission

25th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating the Success of our Mission

October 21, 2017

5:00 pm / 10:00 pm

The Housing Partnership is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Saturday, October 21, 2017. As a United Way agency, HUD approved counseling agency and NeighborWorks America Homeownership Center; the Partnership can proudly look back on many years of creating successful homeowners – over 1,200 homeowners in the last decade alone.

Join us at the Crystal Springs Resort in Sussex County for our 25th Anniversary as we celebrate our Success. with an open bar, great food, silent auction and dancing!  Your attendance and contribution will help make the evening a success and assist the organization in meeting its mission of strengthening communities by creating lasting and responsible home ownership through education and financial coaching.

Best of all, our homeowners are financially healthy – our purchasers have an average credit score of 730 and less than 1% have foreclosed on their homes!

Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ


Black Bear Golf Club

 138 Route 23, Franklin, NJ  07416

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

» Click Here to purchase your tickets online!

Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities

Sponsorship Levels:

Premier Sponsor $5,000

Celebration Sponsor
Full page color ad in journal, back or inside cover
10 tickets and table in VIP
Logo on front of Journal
Sponsorship Banner
Website Recognition

Platinum Sponsor $3,500

Full page color ad in journal (preferred location)
8 tickets
Sponsorship Banner
Website Recognition

Gold Sponsor $2,500

Half page color ad in journal
6 tickets
Sponsorship Banner

Silver Sponsor $1,500

Quarter page color ad in journal
4 tickets
Sponsorship Banner

Celebration Sponsors:

Journal Advertisements

* Journal ads are due by: September 29,2017

Not able to attend? Support Housing Partnership by making a donation!


Our Honorees

Visionary Leadership Award:  Susan M. Zellman

Susan M. Zellman – Founding Executive Director

The founding executive director of the Housing Partnership, Susan Zellman is a graduate of Bucknell University and earned an MA from Columbia University.  Her background includes teaching, managing her family’s clothing business and 10 years in human resources at Prudential Group Insurance.

Under her leadership the Partnership grew from a one-person operation to a widely respected and successful organization, a NeighborWorks America member, a United Way agency and a leader in home ownership education and counseling.  Recognized statewide, the Partnership received the NJ Governor’s Housing Award as Community Organization of the Year in 2000.

Susan has earned numerous awards, including the Morris Habitat for Humanity Lifetime Achievement Award, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award, North Jersey Transportation Leadership Award and a Volunteer Award from the Spanish American Federal Credit Union.

She has served as Chairman of the Stanhope Planning Board, as Sussex County Freeholder for 12 years and as Chairman of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.  She also served on the boards of NJ Future and TransOptions.  She and her husband Doug retired to Bluffton, SC, where she serves on the boards of Bluffton Self Help and the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority.


Jay Bacco – Volunteer of the Year Award: Joel Murphy, Esq. 

An accomplished attorney, Joel has been an integral part of the success of the Housing Partnership since 1997. He served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for two terms and remains active today on the Executive, Governance and Budget Committees. He volunteers countless hours to our annual retreat planning and Housing Expo days. He served as a municipal court judge for over 25 years and held the position of Special Litigation Counsel of Municipalities and Municipal Authorities. A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and a Rutgers alumni Joel is a member of multiple community associations including the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Morris County Urban League and the Upper Delaware Conservancy Land Protection Committee whose mission is to preserve eagle habitats.

An avid boater and golfer Joel lives in Lake Hopatcong with his wife Kathryn, a Wells Fargo Banker.


Community Partner of the Year: County College of Morris

Located in Randolph Township on 222 acres, County College of Morris (CCM) and its satellite location in Morristown provide the residents of Morris County and the surrounding region with an outstanding, affordable education. Today, CCM offers more than 50 associate degree and more than 25 certificate programs, in addition to a wide selection of career and professional programs. The college also has one of the highest graduation and transfer rates among community colleges in New Jersey. Take the time to review their website to find out all that CCM has to offer.


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