Giving Back: New Jersey SEEDS Raises More Than $950,000

Plus: Susan G. Komen North Jersey celebrates its 20th anniversary, Monmouth County Historical Association raises nearly $125,000 and more.

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 September Best Places to Live issue.

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1. Supporting New Jersey’s Public Television Network

Photo credit: Joseph Sinnott/NJTV.

NJTV hosted its fourth annual benefit gala in support of New Jersey’s public television network. Enjoying the evening were, from left, Paulo Lima, Jamie Kern Lima, Barry H. Ostrowsky, John Servidio, Brenda Ross-Dulan, Senator Cory Booker, Neal Shapiro, Bernie Flynn, Mary Alice Williams and Michael Hill.

2. Garden Party Benefit

Photo credit: Russ De Santis.

The Monmouth County Historical Association raised nearly $125,000 at its 42nd annual Garden Party. From left, board members Mark Gilbertson, Claire Knopf, Chuck Jones, Felicia Campanella, Elizabeth Urbanski, Mark Aikins, Vera Hough, Sean Moran and Lisa Wilson enjoy the event.

3. SEEDS Supporting Students

Photo credit: Veronica Yankowski Ligouri.

More than $950,000 was raised at New Jersey SEEDS’ 25th anniversary benefit in support of high-achieving students from low-income families. Amy Ziebarth, left, and SEEDS alum Soleio Cuervo were presented with Leading Change awards for their commitment to enhancing the educational opportunities of young New Jersey residents.

4. Panthers Player Mike Adams Educates Student Athletes

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Carolina Panthers football player and Paterson native Mike Adams, left, hosted the Team Adams Foundation youth football camp and led a panel in conjunction with the NCAA to educate parents of student athletes about high school and college academic requirements.

5. Pink Tie Party

Photo credit: Justin Kleinschmidt.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey celebrated its 20th anniversary and raised $570,000 at a Pink Tie Party. Enjoying the festivities were, from left, cofounders Lisa Herschli, Deborah Q. Belfatto and Kathy Hubert-McKenna, and executive director Kelly Nagle Witkowski.

6. Walk to Cure Lupus

Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Walk to Cure Lupus event at MetLife Stadium raised over $400,000. Enjoying the day were, from left, Ken Farber of LRA; Brian Gragnolati of Atlantic Health; Michael Sneed of Johnson & Johnson; NY Jets players David Harris, Deon Simon, Quincy Enunwa, Lachlan Edwards, Brandin Bryant and Jalin Marshall; and Adam and Jenny Blackwood and Aneta Bijak from Wells Fargo Private Bank.

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