Giving Girls a Chance

At More Than Me’s holiday party, $10,000 was raised for its education fund to improve the lives of impoverished Liberian girls. That sum is enough to provide 28 girls with tuition, school supplies and lunch for one year.

Tracy DiMarco promotes Di Modolo’s Linked by Love collection with the staff of its Short Hills store. RIGHT: Pieces from the collection—the Triadra Icon necklace made in sterling silver with 18 onyx spheres, and the Triadra medallion necklace made in sterling silver with 3 onyx marquise stones.

Sapphire Soiree

The 10th anniversary of the Past, Present & Future Gala benefiting Integrity House’s Integrity Initiative for Women & Children was held at the Hilton Short Hills. The pre-event reception was hosted by Susan Walter at her Bernardsville home.

Winner Ella Crowe with, from left, salon manager Israel Cronk, and co-owners Dominic Sansevero and Richard Cronk.

Save the Date

February 11: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host its second annual Gifts From the Heart Gala fund-raiser at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster. This Valentine’s party will include a sit-down dinner, entertainment and a live auction. (212-239-3239;

The Fabric of Our Lives

Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors in New Providence hosted a Night of Turkish Delights to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A special showing of million-dollar decorator Martyn Lawrence-Bullard’s exclusive Schumacher fabrics highlighted the event.

2011 Award recipients, from left, Joan Sabatino, Dianne Doctor, Linda Wellbrock and Yanina Fleysher. Not pictured is Barbara Bunting. FAR LEFT: Fleysher with chairperson Diana Stroup of Park Place. LEFT: Special guest Steve Adubato speaks to luncheon attendees.

Wonder Women

The Boy Scouts of America’s annual Tribute to Women Award Luncheon honors women who live their lives according to the ideals of the scout oath and law, and serve as role models for New Jersey youth.

Back row, from left: Dennis Reck of Schumacher; Lois Darling, CW&I designer; and Richard Jones, Schumacher. Front row, from left: Dorothy Goldberg and Rachel Kapner, CW&I designers.

Links of Love

Tracy DiMarco, of Jerseylicious fame, joined the Di Modolo staff at the Mall at Short Hills to promote the company’s new Linked by Love silver collection. DiMarco mingled with shoppers and wrote personalized messages on jewelry pouches. A portion of the day’s proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Tiffany & Co. team of the Mall at Short Hills, from left, Robert Cepek, group director, NJ market; Carre Johnson, operations manager; Irene Vacante, sales professional; and Zach Izzi, sales manager, at the pre-event reception. RIGHT: Susan Walter, event honorary chairwoman, and Vivian Ahrens, event consultant, toast at the 10th anniversary fund-raiser.

Save the Date

March 29: The Arts Council of the Morris Area will host its Great Conversations benefit at the Madison Hotel in Morristown. This unique evening boasts dinner and engaging conversation with VIPs from the worlds of literature, entertainment, sports and more. (973-285-5115;

Bangz Beauties

At The Face of Bangz event, Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa in Montclair searched for one person who best exemplifies inner and outer beauty. Winner Ella Crowe of Montclair received $1,500 in salon services and a $500 donation to her favorite charity, Hudson Perinatal Consortium. Raffle tickets and donations supported Crowe’s charity. Among the judges was Park Place editorial director Ken Schlager. 

Katie Meyler, More Than Me founder, with Drew Warner, president of American Vending Co., as he sponsors one year of education for a child in Liberia. RIGHT: From left, board members Kelly Ketterson and Katie Borghese, with Megan McDowell, founder of Heartworks. ABOVE: Skip Borghese tells attendees that being on the board of More Than Me has been a life-altering experience for his family.


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