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NJTL of Trenton 28th Annual Gala


Our 28th Annual Gala was a success!

We thank our Sponsors, Ticketholders, Student-Athletes, Families and Volunteers

for their enthusiastic support!

There is still time to support our efforts.

Please call us at (609) 341-1698 to learn how you can help! 

Scroll down for more information and a list of our Sponsors. 
From left: Marc Vecchiolla, Bob Loonie, Mike Bryan, Chris Liverman, Bob Bryan and Andrew Lieu.

Our 28th Annual Gala was held Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Mercer County Tennis Center and The Boat House at Mercer Lake. Long-time supporters Paul Decker and Bill Whyte were honored and The World Champion Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, returned as our special guests!

Proceeds from this signature event directly benefit our Trenton-area kids, creating opportunities for success through innovative tennis, education, and mentoring programs designed to prepare student-athletes for college admission and career placement.  

Honorees: Paul Decker & Bill Whyte


Paul Decker is a nationally recognized expert in policy research, data analytics, education, and labor policy. For three decades, he has worked to improve public well-being through the use of evidence to improve programs and policy.   As president and CEO of Mathematica, Paul sets the company’s vision and strategy, oversees its operation and management, and shapes its values and standards. During his tenure as CEO, Paul has expanded and diversified the company’s operations and maintained its commitment to rigor and objectivity in new and evolving areas of research and analysis.

Paul Decker joined the National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton (NJTLT) Board in 2015. He serves on the executive committee and is currently the Board  Treasurer.


Bill Whyte is currently Head of Janssen Pharmaceuticals Strategic Partnerships and Business Solutions area. Bill has been with Johnson & Johnson for over 30 years and has held numerous senior level roles across the pharmaceuticals, medical technology and consumer sectors. Bill has worked across Johnson & Johnson businesses both domestically and internationally. In his current capacity, Bill and his team are responsible for identifying and shaping strategic partnerships with external partners and stakeholders that will strengthen the commercial impact of Janssen’s portfolio of transformational products. Bill and his family are passionate about giving back to their community and have supported the NJTL mission for over 20 years. Bill joined the NJTL board in 2016 and continues Janssen’s long
legacy of supporting our organization. Bill serves on the executive committee of NJTL and is currently the board Vice Chairman.




Justin Campbell

Jim Cryan

Michelle Emerson

Nancy Faherty

Kathleen Holt-Whyte

Sonia Geisel-Hunt

Helen Liu

Ann LoPrinzi

Alan Meinster

Nancy Plum

Cheryl Taylor

Marc Vecchiolla

Charlie Villano

Lesley Wishnick

Honorary Co-Chairs 

Ginny Mason 

Albert Stark 

Jeff Perlman


Andrew Lieu 


Bob Loonie

Chris Liverman


Premier Sponsors

Albert & Ellen Stark
Samina Kanwar & Thomas Majdanski
The George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation

Innovator Sponsors

Ginny Mason & Bobby Willig


Benefactor Sponsors

Bill & Clare Bohnett
Dee Patberg
William & Nancy Robins
Beth & Marty Deitchman
Judy & Ed Stier


Gold Sponsors

The Mason-Willig Family
The Whyte Family Foundation
Amy & Paul Decker

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Silver Sponsors

Lynda Coville
Don & Joyce Hoffman
Avesh Jain
The Halpern Family Foundation
Gary Hofing
Leighton Feldman, LLC
Patricia & Kevin McCarthy
Lori Ordover
Jonathan Orszag & Mary Kitchen
William & Muriel Primm
The Bank of Princeton

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Bronze Sponsors

Kenneth Chiang
Gibson Dunn
Norman Klath
Bryan & Jenny McGuirk
Sheryl & Joe Punia
Marslio's Kitchen /
Rossi Bar & Grill 
Sherry & Charles A. Villano, Sr.
Pamela & David Wetherill
Lesley & Ross Wishnick
Michael Wong

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In-Kind Sponsors

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