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Former governor Thomas H. Kean, fourth from left, was honored at UMDNJ’s Third Annual
Scholarship Gala. Other guests included, from left, Dr. John B. Kostis, former governor Brendan
Byrne, Dr. Peter S. Amenta, Dr. Grace Chang and Dr. George Heinrich. The event, held at the Heldrich
Hotel in New Brunswick, netted more than $210,000 for student scholarships.
o Sherwin-Williams provided manpower and 250 gallons of paint during Hope for Highlands, a day of rebuilding homes and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.
k Floral designer Jane
Godshalk made an arrangement
presentation at Montclair Art
Museum’s four-day fund-raiser,
Art in Bloom, which raised more
than $200,000 for exhibitions
and educational programs.
Singer Barry Manilow demonstrated his cool
stylings at Bergen Performing Art Center’s
Eighth Annual Gala, netting $230,000 for
renovations to its newly acquired school buidling
USA Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs, fourth from
left in back, visited Washington Community
School in Plainfield for the Head to Toe Fitness
challenge. Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs,
second from right, and students participated.
At the 23rd Annual Spring Benefit for the Summit Speech School in New Providence, designer Kara
Ross and stylist Derek Warburton, center, were among the supporters who helped raise more than
$230,000 for the nonprofit’s educational and therapeutic programs for children who are deaf or
hard of hearing.
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SAVE THE DATE:
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH
WOMEN ESSEX COUNTY SECTION
Back 2 School Store August 4 ;
b’nai shalom, west orange
Headquartered in Livingston since
1912, this section of the national
grassroots volunteer organization
sponsors a variety of charity events
that benefit the community at large.
At this “department store,” NCJ W
volunteers help hundreds of disadvantaged Essex County students,
from kindergarteners to fifth graders, shop for school supplies, person-al-care items and even new clothes at
no cost. While they wait, parents and
caregivers are offered information
and services, including blood pressure screenings. ( ncjwessex.org)
PEACH FESTIVAL AND COUN TRY
AUC TION 10 am ;Yecckd_jo;fh[i-
Homemade peach goodies sweeten this
event supporting the church’s local
missions. Donated home goods, from
nicknacks to furniture, will be on sale,
as well as books and children’s toys.
SUMMIT—SUSAN DONNELL PHOTOGRAPHY; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
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d[m;fhel_Z[d Y[;Everyone is welcome to this inaugural event in support of Autism New Jersey, a nonprofit
network of parents and professionals
dedicated to autism awareness, education and public policy initiatives.
THE AMERICAN EXPRESS CHARITY
GOLF TOURNAMEN T 10 am ;XWbjki-
i^_f;Hosted at the legendary course,
this friendly competition will benefit
the Valerie Fund, which supports
treatment centers for children with
cancer and blood disorders. A dinner
and awards ceremony follow the golf.
BARK FOR LIFE 9 am ;Wc WdZWÊi;
\_[bZ";f[j[hiXkh]; This one-mile walk
is an opportunity for pups and their
people to raise funds and awareness for
the American Cancer Society’s mission
against cancer. Food, games and raffles
are part of the fun. ( cancer.org)
For more events, go to njmonthly.com.