A glamorous dinner dance and live auction, sponsored by Friends of Morris Museum, raised funds to support arts education programs at the museum. The event was hosted concurrently with the exhibition, Icons of Costume: Hollywood’s Golden Era and Beyond, which supports Dress for Success of Morris County.
For the Kids
In October, the Summit Educational Foundation observed the launch of a multi-million-dollar endowment to help ensure fiscal stability and future excellence for Summit public schools.
Accepting the Challenge
Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation (CMMCF) hosted Lifeline Challenge to Healthy Living at Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. More than 400 participants walked or rode to increase awareness and raise funds to help prevent childhood obesity.
Festival Rocks for Autism
The inaugural Bedstock fall music festival, presented by the AMA Charitable Foundation, featured nine bands and guest appearances by musician John Sebastian and baseball great Darryl Strawberry. Proceeds will benefit five schools for children with autism, including the Somerset Hills Learning Institute in Bedminster Township.
Gala Supports Handicapped Riding Center
Equus XVIV: A Night in New Orleans, hosted at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, raised more than $150,000 to benefit the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center. Festivities included dinner, dancing, and a live auction hosted by NBC sportscaster Bruce Beck.
Flower-Child Premiere Party
Flower House Party, a fund-raiser for the Center for Contemporary Art, was a pop-art, time-travel experience to the ‘60s. An Andy Warhol-themed invitation asked guests to “come as hip as you are.” The CAA is dedicated to promoting awareness of and participation in the visual arts.
Giving Back Is Always in Style
Hundreds of fashionistas congregated at the Pleasantdale Chateau for the first New Jersey Fashion Week to recognize the talents of emerging designers and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate.