4th Annual Volunteer Guardianship Star Gala Honoring Robert Shanahan, Esq.

THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018 • Beaver Brook Country Club, Clinton, New Jersey

On Thursday, May 3, we celebrated one of Hunterdon County's most vocal advocates for older residents for 24 years: Bob Shanahan, Esq. Bob was the past president of Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc. and is the current legal counsel to the agency. Volunteer Guardianship recognized Bob Shanahan for his commitment to our community - from his involvement with scouting to providing service and training to the public on elder law issues. Many of Bob's associates spoke of his commitment to community, and Bob challenged us all to follow in his footsteps, act locally and support community-based service organizations.

Hon. Susan Hoffman, Hunterdon County Surrogate, recited some prepared remarks inspired by one of our country's best-known speeches that captured Bob's principles with lightness:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this county a new young attorney named Shanahan, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all things will run his way.

Now we are engaged in rules and statutes and fundraisers, testing whether this organization or any organization so dedicated can endure. We are met on the great battlefield of grants that say no more money. We come here tonight to dedicate a portion of that battle to Bob, one who gave his legal advice so that we could survive. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot forget how Counselor Shanahan has always had this organization’s back.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here tonight, but it can never forget what Bob has done for Volunteer Guardianship One On One, Inc. 

Therefore, It is by us, the Volunteer Guardianship One On One Board of Trustees that we award the STAR PRESENTATION to Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. for his dedication in always reminding us of our unfinished work and to always remind us of the great tasks remaining before us as there will always be members in our community who will need a soft voice and a warm hand to comfort them and that Volunteer Guardianship One On One, Inc. shall never perish from this earth.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for making this event such a tremendous success. Hope to see you in the fall at our annual Barn Dance on September 15, 2018!


In the next 15 years, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. A growing number of older adults will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other incapacitating illnesses, and will be dependent on a caretaker or guardian to make health and welfare decisions on their behalf.



Can you imagine not being able to manage many areas of your life due to various involuntary reasons, and at the same time have NO family or friends able to assist you when you have to make important life decisions? That's where Volunteer Guardianship One-on-One can help.

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The 4th Annual Star Celebration for Robert Shanahan

Beaver Brook Country Club, Annandale, NJ
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 • Beaver Brook Country Club, Annandale, New Jersey
Please join Volunteer Guardianship One on One in honoring Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq., who has been an active volunteer in the Hunterdon County community for the past 24 years.This event provides an opportunity for you to get to know our agency and its role in the community in a less formal setting. Our volunteers, staff and board members will be on hand to share our experience and goals.In addition to entertainment you will have the opportunity to bid on goods and services from local businesses and professionals, while furthering our agency's mission.