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Gloria Foundation

A Taste of Italy with The Gloria Foundation

“1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.”

“Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten or abused.”

“35% of all emergency room calls are the result of domestic abuse.”

If you’ve never heard of The Gloria Foundation, a visit to their website reveals these lines beneath two simple and sobering words: “The Facts”

These are facts indeed, and Karen Arakelian founded The Gloria Foundation for the sole purpose of helping “provide resources to local safe houses and domestic violence organizations” in order to make a difference and help victims of domestic violence.

Karen Arakelian, founder of the Gloria Foundation

In an elegant show of support and solidarity, The Gloria Foundation hosted their 4th Annual Taste of Italy event on the 27th at Design Consign in Fairfield, NJ. The event had delicious catering, a live band, drinks, beautiful upscale furniture, and most importantly: all proceeds went directly to Partners for Women and Justice, who provide pro bono legal services for domestic violence victims.


Student volunteers at the event from Montville HS


Some of the beautiful furniture sold at Design Consign for the event


Caviar donated by Calvisius was given out in free samples with all sales going towards Partners for Women and Justice

Many gathered together dressed to nines in support of The Gloria Foundation and Partners for Women and Justice, making donations, mingling, and enjoying all that the evening and venue had to offer. It’s thanks to wonderful organizations like these aand strong women like Ms. Arakelian that we can look to the future in earnest for a society where victims of domestic violence can easily find the safety and support they deserve.

For more information, visit TheGloriaFoundation.org.

National Winter Activity Center to Host Inaugural Fundraising Golf Outing

The National Winter Activity Center will host its first fundraising Golf Outing on September 14th at the Bowling Green Golf Club. #HipNJ spoke with Schone Malliet, founder and CEO of the Center, about it all.

The Center is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives, health and fitness of youth throughout the nation by providing access to winter sports activities. It offers kids an organized opportunity to learn winter sports while developing healthy habits instilled in their daily routine and life. Providing access to lessons in snowboarding, alpine, and cross-country skiing, winter clothing, healthy meals and mentoring, the Center served over 6,900 meals to 1,100 kids in 2017 alone.

In the last three years, the Center has raised resources, developed a functioning program, and staffed it appropriately. “Now, with all of that in place,” Malliet states, “we are starting fundraising opportunities.” So, they will hold their 2017 Charity Golf Outing.

All proceeds will benefit programs through the Center’s Elev8 platform, which allows its participants to master winter activity skills and to shape their development as young men and women.

What can guests expect? “First and foremost, a fun day at a golf course,” Malliet says. This is an opportunity for people to interact and engage in team activities with each other, complete with an awards ceremony at the end. “The format is such that everyone on a team can contribute,” Malliet says.

To learn more about The National Winter Activity Center, and to sign up for this exciting event, click here.

Hoboken Historical Museum

Black & White Masked Ball at Hoboken Historical Museum

Last Saturday was a night that would do the likes of  Frank Sinatra proud! 

Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum Gala Partygoers

Two hundred of #HipNJ‘s best-dressed Hobokenites donned elegant black and white cocktail clothes and festive masks to support the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Black & White Masked Ball and Auction! One of the largest and most successful galas in the Museum’s history, proceeds will support the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions, education programs, and collections campaign.

Hoboken Historical Museum

Gala emcee Marci Rubin with Chef Anthony Pino

Honorary Chair Marci Rubin, a Hobokenite and News 12 New Jersey anchor, presided over the evening of great food, dancing and socializing, encouraging people to bid by phone in the silent auction for 40 items donated by local businesses.

Hoboken Historical Museum

Eugene Flinn, auctioneer extraordinaire

Eugene Flinn reprised his role as auctioneer extraordinaire, raising a total of over $32,000 from the live auction, silent auction and a special appeal for three of the Museum’s signature programs: the upcoming “Heaven, Hell or Hoboken: Centennial of World War I” exhibition; the “Vanishing Hoboken” oral history chapbook series; and the ongoing campaign to create an expanded Archives and Research Center.

Marquee silent auction included Chef Anthony Pino’s donation of a fall game dinner for 10 at Anthony David’s, a summer pass for the pool with a view at the Shipyard and 4 tickets to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade uptown viewing stand!

Hoboken Historical Museum

Masked Revelers

Founded in 1986, the Hoboken Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. Located at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, it is open to the public six days a week offering special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. For more information, visit HobokenMuseum.org.