Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Giving Back page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in the December 40 Reasons to Love NJ issue.
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1. An Evening in the Vineyards
Over the past 15 years, the Evening in the Vineyards wine-tasting event has raised $2.5 million for the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center at CentraState. Enjoying the 15th anniversary event were, from left, John Gribbin, CentraState; Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno; Carol Stillwell, committee member; Gwen Urs, guest; Vito Cardinale, husband of the late Linda E. Cardinale; and Dr. Kenneth Tomkovich, CentraState.
2. Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarships Awarded
Three nurses at Ocean Medical Center—Vera Reiner, in black, Amanda D’albenzio, in pink, and Soroh Neuberger, not pictured—were each awarded $1,500 scholarships by the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund. Celebrating were, from left, scholarship committee members Debbie Konopka, Andrea McCafferty and Walt Konopka; and Dean Lin and Ellen Angelo, Ocean Medical Center.
3. A Great Gatsby Gala
Linda Moore, left, executive director of the Morris Museum, enjoyed the museum’s annual gala with William and Donna Stack, the event chair. The Gatsby-themed event raised $260,000 to support the institution.
4. Supporting Animals in Need
The Purr’n Pooch Foundation Sunset Gala raised $80,000 to support animals in need. Enjoying the event were, from left, committee member Darren Spadavecchia and wife Koren, vice president; Dick Palazzo and wife Mary, board members; and Betsy Dudick, president, and husband, Chris, committee member.
5. Hope for the Warriors
QuickChek raised $163,002 to benefit Hope For The Warriors Foundation. Marking the occasion were, from left, Jessica McKinney, Warriors; Rob Porcelli and Brianna Guzman Quesada, QuickChek; Steve Bartomioli, Warriors; and Mike Murphy, QuickChek.
6. A Gift to Rutgers
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation for Adult Autism presented a $100,000 endowment gift to Rutgers University. Marking the event were foundation fellows Michelle Bayha, left, and Nicole Pavia, right, along with Rutgers School of Social Work Dean Cathryn Potter, in red, and Linda Walder, foundation founder.
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