Jersey Proud Gala to honor Seven Not-for-Profits this Saturday at Hilton Short Hills
Monday, February 4, 2013 • 9:58am
The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce (Karol McNulty-Executive Director, Ileana Martin-Novoa - President) will host a special gala entitled ‘Jersey Proud’ on Saturday, February 9th, starting at 6:30pm, at The Hilton-Short Hills. The evening will feature dinner, dancing, auctions and awards to locally based not-for-profit organizations. Seven organizations were chosen by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to receive the “Major Not-For-Profit Serving our Community and Beyond Award”. These organizations include: Burn Center at Saint Barnabas; Downtown Millburn Development Alliance; Investors Foundation; Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills; Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School; Short Hills Association and Student/Partner Alliance.
Gala attendees can choose one charity among these not-for-profit organizations to support and the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce will donate 30% of the ticket price to that charity. Tickets are $100 per person or a table of ten for $950. To order tickets or reserve your table, please call the Chamber Office at 973-379-1198, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hilton-Short Hills is the official sponsor of the 2013 ‘Jersey Proud’ Gala. Investors Bank is the premiere sponsor of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Tiffany and Company will provide all the honorees with awards.
“We are thrilled to invite the residents of Millburn, Short Hills and beyond to celebrate the not-for-profit organizations that make this is wonderful place to live and strive to make the world a better place,” stated Chamber President, Ileana Martin-Novoa. “This gala is not only about the business community, but an opportunity for the entire community to come together and show our support for these amazing charities.”
Burn Center at Saint Barnabas
The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas is the only state-certified burn treatment facility in New Jersey and one of the largest in North America. With 12 intensive care beds and an 18 bed step-down Unit for the less critically injured, the Burn Center provides expert care for patients of all ages.
Downtown Millburn Development Alliance
Downtown Millburn, a non-profit organization, was established by the Millburn Township Committee in 1992 as a Special Improvement Committee. Its mission is to enhance the economic vitality and to improve the visual appearance of our downtown.
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, is a full service community bank that has been servicing customers since 1926. The Investors Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enrich the quality of life in the communities the bank serves. To date, the Foundation has dispensed more than $6 million to support initiatives ranging from community and civic improvements to the fight against diseases.
Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills
100 years ago, a group of concerned young women living in the Oranges felt a need for a more meaningful involvement in the life of the community. The League’s objective was and continues to be an interest in, the betterment of social, economic, and educational conditions in the Oranges. Its range of activities, spanning a century, has focused on
such broad ranging issues as disaster relief, occupational therapy, domestic violence, children in need, and aging out of foster care, to name a few.
Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School
Paper Mill Playhouse, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country’s leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse preserves and nurtures the American Musical Theater art form and is recognized throughout the region and the nation as a vital artistic and education center offering high-quality, innovative theatre and training programs. The Paper Mill Theatre School provides a nurturing environment for people looking to gain the presentation skills and confidence to act, sing or dance onstage. The Theatre School is a place that gives people of all ages the freedom to explore their talents and creativity in a fun, encouraging setting.
Short Hills Association
The Short Hills Association, founded in 1911, is committed to promote the interest and welfare of the community. The Board meets monthly to discuss Township issues, develop positions and advocate them to decision makers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for residents as well as to uphold the highly regarded reputation of the township and the school district.
The Student/Partner Alliance was developed informally in the late 1980’s by Tom Cash, who sought to assist inner-city students by paying college tuition expenses. However, upon learning that many students were not being prepared to achieve the grades and test scores that would qualify them for college, he shifted his focus to improving the high school experience. As friends and associates learned of what Tom was doing, they also began providing scholarships. As more people became interested, the program was formally incorporated in 1993 as Student/Partner Alliance with the objective of helping as many inner city high school students as possible. Since 1993, over 1500 students have graduated from their neighborhood high schools with the assistance of a Student/Partner Alliance Scholarship.
To order tickets or reserve your table, please call the Chamber Office at 973-379-1198, or email email@example.com. Make sure to tell the Chamber office which not-for-profit you would like to support.