SJ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Marianne Aleardi Named Gala Honoree

September 8, 2015

Samaritan proudly annouces that Marianne Aleardi, SJ Magazinepublisher and editor-in-chief, will be honored with our Circle of Excellence Award for her personal and professional dedication to Samaritan and the community at our annual gala on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at The Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.

Marianne’s devotion to giving back to her community is obvious. She’s advocated for Samaritan’s services for almost a decade, and she is generous in sharing her time, talent and business skills in several leadership capacities. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Oaks Integrated Care and The Food Bank of South Jersey, and she serves on the advisory board of The Alicia Rose “Victorious” Foundation.

Marianne also serves as a role model for women through her role on the Executive Committee for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” Campaign. She frequently speaks to youth groups, especially young women, on commitment and success.

Marianne purchased SJ Magazine in 2005, a few months after she was named its editor. At that time, SJ Magazine published 88 pages and distributed 30,000 issues. Its full time staff was two people. Today, the publication averages 112 pages, mails to 54,000 households and has 12 employees. Findings from the 2011 through 2014 Media Audit named SJ Magazine the most read magazine in Southern New Jersey.

With the launch of “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi” on WHYY and NJTV, Marianne brings the stories of South Jersey to television. Each month, the program follows her as she explores the places that make South Jersey such a great place to live and visit.

After earning a degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, Marianne embarked on an exciting career in the field of communications. Only one year out of college, she served as Director of Public Relations at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. She went on to serve as editor for Hospital News in Philadelphia and as a freelance health writer for both regional and national magazines. She founded the newsletter publishing company, Dr. Publications, which created customized health newsletters for practitioners.

Marianne was named an Outstanding Woman of the Year in the field of journalism by the Burlington County Advisory Council on Women in 2011 and a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey in 2010. She received the Glass Ceiling Award — Community Advocate of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey chapter in 2009. SJ Magazine was honored with the Voice of Business Excellence Award (companies with 25 employees or less) by the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

She resides in Moorestown with her husband and three daughters.

2018 Gala Event Information

For sponsorship and/or ticket information, please contact Julie Weitzman at (856) 552-3239.