Boy Scouts of America to Honor Judith Schumacher-Tilton as "Woman of the Year" at 2012 Harvest Ball; Event Will Be Held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

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The Boy Scouts of America will honor Judith Schumacher-Tilton, President of Tilton Automotive Group, as “Woman of the Year” at the 2012 Harvest Ball on Friday, October 19th. at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The Boy Scouts of America will honor Judith Schumacher-Tilton, President of Tilton Automotive Group, as “Woman of the Year” at the 2012 Harvest Ball on Friday, October 19th. at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Judith was chosen for this honor for serving as an exemplary role model for the youth in her community and for her outstanding services as evidenced by the interest and leadership she has demonstrated. She is a citizen who lives the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law in her daily life.

Aside from her position as president of Tilton Automotive Group, Judith also serves on the General Motors Women's Retail Network as vice chairman, the Montclair State University Foundation Board, the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton Trustee Board, the Lakeland Bank Advisory Board, the Chilton Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, Passaic County 200 Club Trustee Board and the Domestic Violence Response Team for the Passaic County Women's Shelter.

In 2009, along with her son Stephen Tilton Jr., she established Give the Kids Hope Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)3 organization which supports educational and recreational opportunities for underprivileged children in New Jersey.

Her dealerships have won the Genuine Leader Award from GM, the Spirit of Leadership Award from the Women’s Automotive Association in 2008 and she was presented with GM's Women's Retail Network Performance Award in 2009 and 2011 (northeast region). She was awarded Business Person of the Year by the local PBA in 2005, Business Woman of the Year by John I Crecco Foundation in 2009, the Community Service Award for Business by the Giblin Association of New Jersey in 2010 and she was honored by the Housing Partnership Home Ownership Center in 2011.

In recognition of her dealerships' performance and her extensive community service, she became the first female in New Jersey to ever be named Northeast Regional TIME Dealer of the Year and was among the four finalists for the 2012 national title which was published in TIME Magazine.

Most recently she was honored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver with the 2012 Shirley Chisholm Award for Female Entrepreneurship and was listed among the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs by NJ Monthly Magazine.

The 2012 co-chairs of the Harvest Ball are Mary M. Deatherage of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Eugene J. Merlino of MG Forge Construction, LLC. The honorary chairman is Steven Goldthwaite, President and CEO of Metem Corporation.

Through the Harvest Ball, funds will be raised to send at-risk and underprivileged Scouts to summer camp at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation in scenic Stanhope, Watchung Reservation Day Camp in a beautiful Union County Park, Winnebago Scout Reservation in the hills of Rockaway Township, and Sabattis Adventure Camp in the breath-taking Adirondack Mountains of New York State. For her outstanding example to the youth of her community, the Boy Scouts of America salutes Judith Schumacher-Tilton with the “Woman of the Year Award”.

To purchase tickets for the Harvest Ball or learn more about the Boy Scouts of America, please contact Joseph Gonnella, Director of Development 973-765-9322 ext. 242 joseph.gonnella(at)

Additional information:

Boy Scouts of America
Scouting reaches over 20,000 youth in Northern and Central New Jersey.
The annual Harvest Ball event raises the funds necessary to send at-risk and underprivileged young people to our summer camps. Each year, over 8,000 youth attend the summer camps at a cost to local Scouting of more than 1 million dollars. For further information, please contact Joseph A. Gonnella at 222 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Call: 973-765-9322 ext.242 or Joseph.Gonnella(at)

Judith Schumacher-Tilton is a resident of Upper Montclair, NJ and is the president of Tilton Automotive Group, parent company of Schumacher Chevrolet in Little Falls, NJ and Gearhart Chevrolet in Denville, NJ. She can be reached at: 973-256-1065 or JudyChevy(at)

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