| Bell Atlantic External Affairs Manager Joins NJ SHARES Board
Hightstown, NJ — January 11, 2000 —
NJ SHARES (Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services)
announced today that it has added Anna K. Lustenberg, Bell Atlantic External
Affairs Manager, to its Board of Directors. Lustenberg joins the NJ SHARES
board of 12 members, from New Jersey's leading utilities and non-profit
organizations. Established in 1998, NJ SHARES is a statewide energy fund
that offers assistance to working-class households that are experiencing
a financial crisis.
"We're pleased to add Anna Lustenberg and Bell Atlantic to the NJ
SHARES Board of Directors," said Lawrence Savitsky, Executive Director
of NJ SHARES. "Her experience in community relations and working
with utilities and non-profit organizations will make her an asset to
As External Affairs Manager with Bell Atlantic, Lustenberg has experience
in working with a number of non-profit organizations in Middlesex, Somerset
and Union Counties to utilize technology, such as computers and the Internet.
As a NJ SHARES Board member, Lustenberg's first priority will be to work
to develop the NJ SHARES web site to help promote awareness of the program.
In addition, Lustenberg will work with New Jersey's leading non-profit
organizations and energy utilities on NJ SHARES fundraising and program
"Through its External Affairs department, Bell Atlantic has a mission
of being a good corporate citizen by joining forces with various non-profit
organizations," said Lustenberg. "NJ SHARES and Bell Atlantic
are a great match since both organizations are committed to helping those
in need, and together we can work to reach more people."
Among several affiliations with non-profit organizations, Lustenberg
represents Bell Atlantic on the Union County Workforce Investment Board,
the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce, Middlesex County Regional Chamber
of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Club of Union County, New Brunswick
Tomorrow, Union County Alliance and Union County Economic Development
NJ SHARES was established last year by a coalition of the state's leading
non-profit organizations and energy providers, including: American Association
of Retired Persons (AARP), Community Health Law Project, New Jersey Low
Income Energy Network, Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ),
New Jersey Community Action Association, The Salvation Army, Conectiv,
Elizabethtown Gas Co., GPU Energy, Public Service Electric & Gas Co.,
Rockland Electrick Co., and South Jersey Gas Co.