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State Recognition | Awards

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On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 Derek R. Basista & Charity Events Group was awarded a Joint Legislation Resolution, by the state of New Jersey, and Assemblymen Andrew Zwicker and Jack Ciattarelli (16th District).

This award was presented for Derek's hard work and dedication to putting together the Hillsborough Fire - Thank You Dinner to thank each first responder who assisted Hillsborough, New Jersey in the February 11th to 13th, 2016 fire. The resolution thank's Mr. Basista and Charity Events Group for our community service, hard work and dedication to this amazing event.

(Picture from left to right: Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Manville Mayor Richard Onderko, Charity Events Group CEO Derek Basista, Hillsborough Mayor Frank DelCore and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli.)

Joint Legislative Resolution Reads:


By Senator BATEMAN and Assemblymen CIATTARELLI and ZWICKER

WHEREAS, The Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey are pleased to salute Derek R. Basista, a highly esteemed resident of the Garden State, upon the auspicious occasion of a special Thank You Dinner on April 2, 2016, honoring fire companies and firefighters who participated in the massive Hillsborough warehouse fire which took place on February 11 to 13, 2016; and,

WHEREAS, Derek R. Basista, who serves with distinction as Chief Executive Officer and President of Charity Events Group, made significant contributions to the organization and planning of this praiseworthy event, which will pay tribute to the conscientious firefighters from more than thirty communities who responded to the inferno; and,

WHEREAS, Two hundred emergency vehicles lent their assistance in fighting the historic fire, which resulted in $50 million in damages and closed Route 206 for two days; and,

WHEREAS, The strength and success of the State of New Jersey, the vitality of our communities, and the effectiveness of our American society depend, in great measure, upon concerned individuals, personified by Derek R. Basista, who are dedicated to commemorating the service and courage of our firefighters; and,

WHEREAS, It both proper and fitting for the members of this Legislature to pause in their deliberations to commend Derek R. Basista, and to applaud him as a man of outstanding character and exceptional determination; and,

WHEREAS, The Hillsborough Thank You Dinner on April 2, 2016, will be held at Thomas J. Kavanaugh V.F.W. Post No. 2290 in Manville; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey; That this Legislature hereby honors Derek R. Basista for his invaluable efforts in the organizing the Hillsborough Thank You Dinner, and extends sincere best wishes for a successful event; and,

Be It Further Resolved, That a duly authenticated copy of this resolution, signed by the Senate President and the Assembly Speaker and attested by the Senate Secretary and the Assembly Clerk, be transmitted to Derek R. Basista.


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On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Charity Events Group along with our Founder & CEO Derek R. Basista was recognized by a leading global business development, branding, and public relations firm (Gallagher Group International) and by a leading publications company (Impacto).


The Power of Diversity Series of events honors Fortune 500 companies, minority-owned enterprises and premier leaders that champion diversity in the global economy. In order for business to evolve and fulfill its primary mission, total inclusion must be at their forefront. That is the Power of Diversity.

We would like to personal thank Elizabeth Gallagher for believing in our mission and standing by our Founder & CEO.








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On Monday, October 10th, 2016 Derek R. Basista was invited and accepted to join the Tri-County Chamber Of Commerce.

He plans to use his talents to help more charities and non-profits grow within the Chambers districts, as well as around the United States.

"I would like to personal thank Jill Ryan & Cathy Herman for taking the time to reach out to me and for seeing something in me and Charity Events Group. I am sure this is the start of something new and amazing. I am truly honored and blessed to be apart of something so amazing!" -Derek R. Basista