New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit that provides educational access to high-achieving, low-income students, announced that its 2018 Leading Change Benefit will honor the accomplishments of William V. Engel, Esq. and Neha Pathak, M.D. on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Each year, SEEDS presents the Leading Change Award to those whose initiative and commitment have enhanced the educational opportunities of young people throughout New Jersey.
"We are excited to recognize the accomplishments of Bill Engel and Neha Pathak at this year's Benefit," explains John F. Castano, New Jersey SEEDS' Executive Director. "Bill has been part of the SEEDS family since its inception. For more than 25 years, he and his family have been committed and generous donors to SEEDS. As one of our Founders, a dedicated Trustee, and now a Trustee Emeritus, Bill works tirelessly to show that students from low-income families need to be given opportunity and access to reach their full potential. Neha was one of our first graduates and is our second Leading Change alum honoree. Excelling academically and professionally, Neha has never forgotten her SEEDS roots. Throughout her career in medicine, she has worked to engage and empower vulnerable populations. Last year, she returned to her SEEDS family, serving as one of our Alumni Ambassadors at our 25th Anniversary Benefit."