Since 2015, we’ve been helping the Russell Berrie Foundation and Ramapo College tell the stories of the unsung heroes honored by the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award. The award for uncommon and unsung local NJ heroes funds up to three major awards of $50,000, $35,000 and $25,000 and up to eight runner-up awards of $5,000. The Award recognizes unusual heroism and community service in the state and those who have made a significant difference to the well-being of society.