Mrs New York America was honored for her accomplishments by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Mrs New York Alice Lee Giannetta was honored on June 28, 2017 with a Proclamation by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, for her accomplishments on behalf of the Victoria's Voice Foundation.
Pictured: Former Morris County Republican Chair Mr. John Sette, Mrs New York Alice Giannetta, and Assemblywoman Betty Lu DeCroce.
Letter from Mrs. New York America Regarding The Victoria's Voice Foundation Fundraiser
It is with great pride and gratitude, that I announce we have raised $4,794 at our fundraiser for the Victoria's Voice Foundation on 6/28 at the East Hanover Fire Dept!
This event was truly a team effort and I never could have done this alone.
I must thank:
1) My husband Pat, who was my biggest supporter and did so much work to help make this event possible.
2) Our dear friends Michael and Anna Calabro whose help was instrumental and their commitment was inspiring.
3) Our dear friends John and Joan Centanni who devoted so much time, energy, passion and their love into making this event possible.
4) Our dear friend Rob Zwigard who mobilized his incredible network in the community to get them to come and support this event. Rob, you are amazing!!
Victoria's Voice is the official charity partner of the Mrs. America Organization. It's mission is to eradicate the opioid epidemic and one of our goals is to supply police departments nationwide with the funding to buy the drug overdose antidote, NARCAN.
It is important to let the police have access to NARCAN because in the case of overdose, people overwhelmingly dial 9-1-1 first and the first on the scene are almost always the police.
Consistent with Victoria's Voice mission, is the HOPE ONE Initiative under the vision of Sheriff James Gannon of Morris County.
I would like to thank Sheriff Gannon of Morris County for his leadership and his comprehensive strategy to battle the opioid epidemic, through the implementation of the HOPE ONE Initiative. It is a pioneering program- using confiscated drug money to fund this mobile awareness and recovery van. Truly innovative, cost effective, and the ability to reach a large number of families through HOPE ONE is awe inspiring. It is fixing the problem- head on- at the grass-root level, at its finest.
I would like to thank the entire East Hanover Police Dept for their dedication to saving the lives of our community. Thank you Chief Cannizzo, Captain Ambrose, and the following officers who have personally administered NARCAN to save lives since January 2017: PTL. Zimmerman, PTL. Scherer, PTL. Donnard, PTL. Jordan, PTL. Genovese, PTL, Cerrato.
Below are the elected officials who came to support our fundraiser for Victoria's Voice. This is a reflection of the strength and compassion of the local government, and why East Hanover is on the forefront of battling this epidemic and I hope other cities will emulate their model. Their elected officials truly understand the problem we are facing and they devote funding and resources to combat this illness that is killing our children.
- Mayor Joe Pannullo
- Morris County Sheriff James Gannon
- Senator Anthony Bucco
- Assemblyman Anthony Bucco
- Assemblywoman Betty Lu DeCroce
- Morris County Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo
- Former Morris County Republican Chair John Sette
- Morris County Undersheriff Alan Robinson
- East Hanover Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Chief John Centanni
- East Hanover Town Prosecutor Michael Calabro, Esq.
- East Hanover Police Department Captain Jack Ambrose
- East Hanover Councilman Frank DeMaio
- East Hanover Councilman Michael Martorelli
- East Hanover Councilman Brian Brokaw
- East Hanover Fire Chief Carmen Davino
- East Hanover Councilwoman Carolyn Jandoli
I like to thank all my friends who have donated to this fundraiser, every dollar counts, no amount is too small. Thank you to everyone who supported my mission and sent encouragement.
I also like to thank my entire Mrs. NY Pageant family, specifically, my sister queen Mrs. Alison Trenk, my pageant sisters: Mrs. Amanda Richie, Mrs. Bridget Croteau, Mrs. Kate Boydston, Mrs. Leanne Baum, Mrs. Patti Gomez, Mrs. Sheila Strassburg and Mrs. Erica Carder.
Thank you Mrs. Kate Boydston, our Mrs. Hudson Valley, who also attended the fundraiser and helped out with the program tremendously.
I was touched by the compassion and generosity of everyone who supported Victoria's Voice yesterday, both online and in person. The Town of East Hanover is truly impressive because they represent American Greatness-- people uniting together, working hard together, to fix a problem together.
Together, we can do it!
With my love and gratitude,
Alice Lee Giannetta
Mrs. New York America
When seven year-old Alice Lee arrived in America in 1990, she spoke little or no English. She had never even seen anyone who wasn’t Asian, let alone a white or a black person. Twenty years later and with degrees from SUNY Stony Brook and CUNY School of Law in hand, little Alice Lee Giannetta—Mrs. New York America 2017—is all grown up.
Henrietta, NY --- Alice Lee Giannetta, lawyer and activist from Manhattan is the new “Mrs. New York America.” Ceremonies took place on a spectacular stage before an audience at the luxurious RIT Inn and Conference Center in Henrietta, NY on 11/13/2016.
Mrs. New York America History of Title Holders
1977 SUSIE MICHAELSEN
1978 DANA MEYER
1979 MARY HULBERT-HALAS
1980 MARLENE MOSS
1981 ARLENE GIBBONS
1982 JANET HORVATH
1983 BARBARA SCHANTZ
1984 CYNTHIA FRATIANNI
1985 SHERI MORGANTI
1986 VONABELL SHERMAN
1987 MICKEY MACAR
1988 JENNIFER MIGLIORE
1989 PATRICIA SAUER
1990 ELIZABETH VAN ARTHOS
1991 SHEILA STRASSBURG
1992 STACY MESLER-PRESCOTT
1993 CYNTHIA FISHMAN
1994 SUSAN BELLINI
1995 DIANA DeSANTIS
1996 JEANNE DiNARDO VITO
1997 LISA LILIENTHAL *MRS.AMERICA
1998 BETH BENDER
1999 REBECCA A. ALAMPRESE
2000 KATHY KASPRAK
2001 CHRISTINE COUNTRYMAN
2002 LISA COVE
2003 MELISSA HOLTHOFF-BRISCO
2004 LAUREN WANGER-HERNANDEZ
2005 STEPHANIE TSARSI
2006 LIDIA SZCZEPANOWSKI-GOLDSMITH
2007 SHANA JAYCOX
2008 KERRY LYN BOETTCHER
2009 NICOLE PALMER
2010 MEAGHAN JARENSKY CASTALDI
2011 KAREN O’HARA
2012 LEAH BARTOS
2013 HYSHA ROBINSON NESMITH
2014 MELISSA ANN LUISO
2015 JESSICA LAHR
2016 ALISON TRENK
2017 ALICE LEE GIANNETTA