David Prown and Peter Reinhart Receive Distinguished Citizen Honor

Red Bank, NJ – The Community YMCA honored Red Bank business owner and youth advocate, David Prown and Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., Peter S. Reinhart for their outstanding community service and volunteer leadership at the Distinguished Citizen Service Award Reception Monday, July 25, at the Molly Pitcher Inn, here.

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Distinguished Citizen Service Award honoree David Prown joins Flavio Montesinos, 13, a student at Red Bank Middle School, who shared his experiences about the Y at the reception on July 25.

Prown, of Red Bank, is President and third-generation family owner of Prown’s, which got its start as a five and dime department store in the borough 86 years ago. A community-minded businessman, Prown is dedicated to ensuring that all children in Red Bank, regardless of background or income, have the opportunity to participate in sports, recreational and educational programs. Working with local schools, businesses, the Y and other nonprofit organizations, he has helped to organize a host of programs for the benefit of Red Bank children. He currently serves on the Parker Family Health Center Board of Directors, the Riverview Medical Center Community Advisory Board, and advisory boards for the Red Bank Regional High School, the Boys and Girls Club and Red Bank Borough Schools.

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The Community YMCA honors David Prown and Peter Reinhart with the Distinguished Citizen Service award on July 25 at the Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank. (L to R) Lisa Christian, President and CEO of The Community YMCA; Timothy Watters, President of Hoffman Equipment, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Volunteer Officer of the Y; Meredith Pennotti, Principal of the Red Bank Charter School and event co-chairperson; David Prown, honoree; Peter Reinhart, honoree; John Lloyd, President and CEO of Meridian Health; and, Carol Stillwell, President of Stillwell-Hansen Inc. and co-chairperson of the Y Strong Kids Campaign.

Oceanport resident Reinhart has had a distinguished 33-year career at Hovnanian, one of the largest homebuilders in the country. He has been a leading spokesperson for Hovnanian and the building industry in public policy issues of land use, housing, and development. He currently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for Meridian Hospitals Corporation and chairman of the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Until 2010, he was the chairman of the KaBoom! Fireworks on the Navesink, Inc. organization, the largest fireworks display in New Jersey. He is the past chairman of the Jersey Shore Partnership, the Bayshore Community Hospital Board of Trustees, the Monmouth County Boy Scouts of America, and the Greater Red Bank Jaycees, among others. He has also served as chairman of the Monmouth County American Heart Association Annual Heart Walk and received their 2005 Leadership Award for Community Service. Upon his retirement on July 29, 2011 from Hovnanian, Reinhart will serve as director of the Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute and teach full time as a professor at the Leon Hess Business School.

Funds raised for the reception will benefit the Y’s 2011 Strong Kids Campaign, which provides financial assistance to local children and families in need of YMCA programs and services.

Serving as event Co-Chairs and presenting the Y awards to the recipients were: John Lloyd, President and CEO of Meridian Health and Meredith Pennotti, Principal of the Red Bank Charter School. Also speaking at the event was Flavio Montesinos, 13, a YMCA member and student at Red Bank Middle School.

The Community YMCAThe Y is a cause-driven organization and one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in the greater Monmouth County area through programs such as: preschool, before and after school enrichment, health and wellness, leadership and youth development, personal and family counseling, summer day camp and arts enrichment. Every day, our Y works side by side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information, visit www.TheCommunityYMCA.org.