Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show

Every May, the agency’s Navarumsunk Auxiliary hosts an Annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring designer fashions, a ladies shopping boutique, 50/50 raffle and themed auction. This long-standing event raises thousands of dollars each year for FCS and has been supported by our community for 60 years.

To receive your invitation, or to reserve a seat, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin. The 2016 Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show raised more than $10,000 for FCS programs and services.

For more information about the Navarumsunk Auxiliary, please call us at 732-222-9111.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 2017 Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held Wednesday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Branches in Long Branch.

FCS Golf Classic
Golfers Debbie O’Donoghue, Pam Morris, Joanne Sadowsky and Kathy Goullet.

FCS Golf Classic

Every year, FCS (Family & Children’s Service) hosts a summer charity golf outing at one of the Jersey Shore’s premier golf clubs to raise funds for critical agency programs and services. The 18-hole tournament, organized and orchestrated by a group of dedicated volunteers, includes a buffet lunch, golf outing, cocktail reception, awards dinner and multiple opportunities for cash prizes.

2017 FCS Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 24 at
Deal Golf & Country Club.

If you are interested in participating or would like to support the event through a sponsorship or volunteering, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin.

Thank you to all those who contributed to an outstanding 2016 FCS Golf Classic! The event, which was held Monday, June 27th at the Navesink Country Club, raised more than $40,000 to support FCS programs and services.

View our 2016 Golf Classic Photo Gallery

Bridge Benefit

Each September, the agency’s Navarumsunk Auxiliary of Family & Children’s Service hosts a bridge tournament to benefit FCS. The afternoon luncheon draws dozens of duplicate and party bridge enthusiasts who play for points and prizes. Last year’s tournament attracted more than 100 competitive bridge players.

For more information, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin. or call 732-222-9111.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 2017 Benefit Bridge Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 13, 11 am – 3 pm at the Rumson Country Club.

FCS Annual Gala

Leading Lights Gala

The title Leading Lights Gala comes from a nautical term: a pair of light beacons used in navigation to indicate a safe passage for vessels entering a shallow or dangerous channel.  Much like Leading Lights, FCS helps the most vulnerable in our community to navigate daily challenges and live their lives safely, with as much dignity and independence as possible.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 2017 FCS Leading Lights Gala will be held Saturday, October 14 at Navesink County Club.

Leading Lights also has a second definition: a prominent and influential member or a person who is a very important member of a group, organization, or community. Once again, we will honor several friends who have been instrumental in advancing the agency’s mission to provide compassionate care, intervention and education to people during challenging times in their lives.

In 2016, we paid special tribute to three Leading Lights: former Board chair Mary Ann McDonald; long-time community partners Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home; and Gloria Nilson—each of whom has been a generous supporter of the agency and staunch advocate for all those we serve. Read about their many contributions in our 2016 Leading Lights Gala Ad Journal.

The Gala is our largest annual fundraising event, providing essential support for the agency’s 14 diverse programs and services. Its success is dependent on the generosity of local businesses, organizations and community members, like you.  To learn more about the numerous Gala underwriting, sponsorship and donor opportunities available, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin..

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