Social Events and Fund Raisers in NJ

Jack and Jill of America’s Essex-Hudson chapter hosted Tea à la Mode at the Hilton Short Hills in honor of actress Regina Taylor. An afternoon fashion show was presented by Eccoci. The event exceeded its $10,000 fundraising goal to benefit the American Red Cross, NJ Seeds and the Jack and Jill of America Foundation.

LEFT: Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett. RIGHT: Actress Suzzanne Douglas, left, Jack and Jill of America’s Essex-Hudson chapter chaplain and foundation chair, with Academy Award-winner Mo’Nique, center, and Rita Keazer, a Morristown Peck School student who was honored with a special string of pearls presented by Mo’Nique.

LEFT: Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett. RIGHT: Actress Suzzanne Douglas, left, Jack and Jill of America’s Essex-Hudson chapter chaplain and foundation chair, with Academy Award-winner Mo’Nique, center, and Rita Keazer, a Morristown Peck School student who was honored with a special string of pearls presented by Mo’Nique.


Spring Soirée

 Internationally renowned fashion and entertainment photographer Nigel Barker was the guest presenter at  Summit Speech School’s 22nd annual spring benefit. The school serves 200 children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Nigel Barker with the benefit committee outside Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster. From left: Melissa Carbeau, Lynn Hendricks Rand, Jayne Kredatus, Kara Kraeutler, Maggie Reilly, Christine Preston, Karen Murphy, Barker, Heidi Gammon, Lisa Hooker, Lisa Haarmann, Courtney Blundin, Donna Stevens and Leslie Minsch.

Nigel Barker with the benefit committee outside Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster. From left: Melissa Carbeau, Lynn Hendricks Rand, Jayne Kredatus, Kara Kraeutler, Maggie Reilly, Christine Preston, Karen Murphy, Barker, Heidi Gammon, Lisa Hooker, Lisa Haarmann, Courtney Blundin, Donna Stevens and Leslie Minsch.


NFL Heroes for Hope

Linebacker David Harris of the Jets and co-chair Judith Schumacher-Tilton of Schumacher-Chevrolet in Little Falls and Gearhart in Denville.

Linebacker David Harris of the Jets and co-chair Judith Schumacher-Tilton of Schumacher-Chevrolet in Little Falls and Gearhart in Denville.

The Give the Kids Hope Foundation’s third annual David Harris Invitational at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange brought Jets teammates Darrelle Revis, Josh Mauga, Bryan Thomas and Bart Scott out to raise funds for recreational and educational support for North Jersey kids in need.



Celebrating Success

Garwood catering hall the Westwood celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala honoring founder and owner Joseph Scalzadonna and his family. Garwood mayor Patricia Quattrocchi presented the Scalzadonna family with a proclamation from the town and a plaque of recognition from the Lions Club.

LEFT: Miss New Jersey Katharyn Nicolle on the red carpet with the Westwood’s owner, Cindy Williams. ABOVE: Nicolle, with the Westwood founder Joseph Scalzadonna and Garwood mayor Patricia Quattrocchi.

LEFT: Miss New Jersey Katharyn Nicolle on the red carpet with the Westwood’s owner, Cindy Williams. ABOVE: Nicolle, with the Westwood founder Joseph Scalzadonna and Garwood mayor Patricia Quattrocchi.




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