Our 2017 Leading Lights Gala was an overwhelming success, raising nearly $150,000 for FCS programs and services! More than 210 guests gathered at Navesink Country Club in Middletown on Saturday, October 14, to celebrate 108 years of FCS and pay tribute to six exceptional individuals: former FCS Board President Dolores Klein, former FCS Board member Donald Bush and members of the philanthropic rock band, The Docs of Rock, Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D, Dr. David Lessing, Dr. Kenneth Grossman and Dr. Scott Woska. Read more “Celebrating our Leading Lights!”
Get Ready for the 20017 FCS Leading Lights Gala!
The 2017 FCS Leading Lights Gala is just two weeks away! We’ve planned an enjoyable, exciting evening for our Honorees, former FCS Board President Dolores Klein, former FCS Board member Donald Bush and the talented and philanthropic Docs of Rock, their friends, family and all of our guests featuring outstanding gourmet fare, premium entertainment and two awesome auctions!
Plan to attend? Then you’ll have the opportunity to bid on some amazing items during our silent auction including: Custom-made shirts from Michael Duru Clothiers; Tiffany Sunglasses from DelNegro and Senft Eye Associates; David Yruman designer jewelry from Leonardo Jewelers; gift certificates to popular restaurants in Red Bank, Sea Bright, Freehold and Asbury Park, voted the Shore’s hottest new dining destination; theater tickets to the Two River Theater, Count Basie Theater and the Broadway Theater in New York City; a cruise on the Navesink for you and your friends aboard the Atrium’s pontoon boat; a personalized charcoal pet portrait by artist Eileen Fetten; dinner for 8 at the Navesink Country Club; a catered Pink Champagne Luncheon for ten and Much, Much more!
For an even more amazing experience, stick around for our Live Auction featuring two incredible offerings: a Backyard Bash for 50 of your closest friends with a raw bar from Lusty Lobster, a slider bar, case of wine, keg of Micro brew beer and your own private DJ, and 2.) Two box-seat tickets to the 2018 Kentucky Derby with accommodations for three nights at Caesar’s Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, plus private transportation, two ladies Derby hats and two bottles of Kentucky Bourbon. You don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Don’t forget the 50-50! Last year’s winner took home more than $3,500. (And you don’t have to be present to win.)
Can you tell we’re excited?! But let’s not forget what the evening is all about. The Leading Lights Gala is one of the most vital fundraising opportunities of the year for FCS. The funds raised constitute a significant portion of their annual budget and help them fulfill their Mission and Vision to strengthen, protect and preserve the dignity and independence of people in need here in our community. We appreciate your support of this important event. See you at the Gala!
The 2017 Gala Committee
FCS is honored to recognize Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork and its principals Alan and David Robinson for their exceptional contributions to the agency with our 2015 Community Service Award to be presented at the agency’s annual fundraising gala, “E Komo Mai o Hawaii”, Saturday, October 24th at the beautiful Navesink Country Club.
It is with great pleasure that we will be honoring Susan Sorokolit, faithful volunteer, enthusiastic advocate, and gifted relationship builder, with our 2015 Lifetime Service Award at this year’s FCS Gala, “E Komo Mai o Hawaii,” or Welcome to Hawaii, Saturday, October 24 at the Navesink Country Club. Read more “Susan Sorokolit, 2015 Lifetime Service Award Honoree”