ADP and Alan and Jennifer Fournier Recognized for Commitment to Educational Opportunities in New Jersey

ADP and Alan and Jennifer Fournier Recognized for Commitment to Educational 
Opportunities in New Jersey 
NEWARK, NJ  -- (Marketwired) -- 03/26/14 --  New Jersey SEEDS
announced today that ADP® and Alan and Jennifer Fournier will be
honored at SEEDS' 3rd Annual Leading Change Benefit. SEEDS is a
nonprofit organization that changes the lives of children from
low-income families through education. It established the Leading
Change Award to recognize those whose initiative and commitment have
enhanced the educational opportunities of young people throughout the
communities New Jersey SEEDS serves. 
"We're delighted to present honors to ADP and the Fourniers at this
year's Leading Change Benefit," says SEEDS President Ronni Denes. "If
you look at their work broadly, you see a continuum of access,
encouragement and opportunity that starts when students enter school
and continues through professional development in the workplace. We
are proud and grateful that our remarkable students are among the
exceptional young people whose education they support." 
ADP will be honored with the Leading Change Award for the company's
commitment to creating an inclusive workforce that values each
individual and enables them to reach their full potential, which is
the ultimate step in establishing the education to career trajectory
that SEEDS builds for its students. ADP has supported SEEDS since
1995, helping to transform the grassroots organization into a
nationally recognized leader in educational access. Through the
tenure of four company CEOs and with the commitment of many employee
donors and volunteers, ADP has been a resolute force for change in
New Jersey education. 
Accepting the award on behalf of ADP will be Carlos Rodriguez,
President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rodriguez has been with
ADP since 1999, most recently as President and Chief Operating
Officer since May 2011, and previously as President of National
Account Services and Employer Services International. He joined ADP
through its acquisition of Vincam, where he served initially as CFO
for a short period before becoming President of ADP TotalSource. He
then spent several years as President of ADP's Small Business
Services (SBS). Mr. Rodriguez holds Masters of Business
Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Harvard University.
He serves on the Boards of ADP, Hubbell Inc. and A-T Children's
Project. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Economic
Club of New York. 
"ADP's values are rooted in the belief that education and hard work
are the keys to unlocking opportunity for all individuals," says
Carlos Rodriguez. "We are proud to support NJ SEEDS' commitment to
providing promising students opportunities to achieve their
New Jersey SEEDS will also present Alan and Jennifer Fournier with
the Leading Change Award for their work to enhance the education of
students in New Jersey. Through the Fournier Family Foundation, the
Fourniers have had a substantial impact in improving educational
access by developing and supporting charter schools, creating need
based scholarships, and promoting educational reform. 
Alan P. Fournier is the Managing Member and founder of Pennant
Capital Management, L.L.C., based in Summit, which he formed in 2001.
From 1996 through 2000, Mr. Fournier was the partner responsible for
global equity investments at Appaloosa Management L.P. He began his
investment career at Sanford C. Bernstein in 1988, and became a
partner there in 1990. Mr. Fournier holds a B.S. in Engineering from
Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he graduated with honors in
1983. He serves on the KIPP New Jersey Board of Governors. KIPP
operates a cluster of five schools in Newark that instill in their
students the desire and ability to succeed in college in order to
change the world. Mr. Fournier formerly served as Trustee and
Treasurer of Far Hills Country Day School, where he also chaired the
Finance Committee and the Investment Committee. 
Jennifer L. Fournier is a busy mother of four and an active volunteer
within the community. She is a member of the State Council for the
Humane Society of the United States and is actively involved at St.
Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. Mrs. Fournier is also a volunteer for
NJ SEEDS and a member of the Be The Change Committee for TEAM (KIPP)
Charter Schools. She holds a B.A. in Marketing and Communications
from the University of Florida. 
"New Jersey SEEDS' mission to improve educational opportunity is also
one of the key focus areas of our Foundation," say Alan and Jennifer
Fournier. "We are proud to support SEEDS in its work to create a
world in which young people's initiative, creativity and intellect
can flourish without regard to socioeconomic status."  
New Jersey SEEDS' 3rd Annual Leading Change Benefit will be held
Tuesday, April 8, 2013 at The Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ. The
evening -- featuring a strolling dinner, seated dessert and auction
-- will begin at 6:30 p.m. 
Tickets may be purchased online. For questions or information on
sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Cassidy at or at 862.227.9148. 
About New Jersey SEEDS
Since its inception more than 20 years ago, New Jersey SEEDS has
provided educational access for highly motivated, low-income students
and created a viable path for them to achieve their full potential.
To date, nearly 2,000 scholars have benefited from its programs. For
more information, visit  
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