Congratulations, Joseph S. Colalillo
2018 Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Recipient
Joseph S. Colalillo serves as the Chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corporation and is a leading advocate for the food retail industry. Mr. Colalillo has been credited with helping develop consumer-facing technologies, initiating seafood sustainability programs, cultivating associate engagement, and implementing health and wellness solutions in Shoprite stores. A second generation grocer, he is President of Shoprite Stores of Hunterdon, a family business founded in 1958 by his father, Joseph A. Colalillo. The Wakefern Food Corporation owns five Shoprite stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Colalillo is an entrepreneur and industry leader who helps businesses better serve their customers. He is a dedicated family man who has responded generously to support community events and activities with time, resources, and financial assistance.
Mr. Colalillo earned Scouting’s highest youth award in 1976, the rank of Eagle Scout.
Please join us as we honor and celebrate Joseph S. Colalillo on Thursday, October 11, 2018 where we will present him the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Co.
761 Sergeantsville Road
Washington Crossing Council Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Committee
Joseph Sheridan, Chairman
Senator Pat Toomey, Honorary Chairman
Leonard Lance, Honorary Chairman
Ray Vanden Berghe
Honoring Eagle Scouts on the National Level
The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or demonstrated eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. It is NESA’s highest honor.
Only Eagle Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank a minimum of 25 years previously are eligible for nomination.
Since its establishment in 1969, the DESA has gained prominent standing among Scouting recognitions. Previous recipients include President Gerald R. Ford, several governors and senators, military flag officers, university presidents, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies, and nationally known lawyers, educators, and doctors.
The selection of recipients is made by the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Committee, comprised of members who are also DESA recipients. Not all nominations acted upon by the award committee are approved.
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