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Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala

On May 3rd, Alzheimer’s New Jersey is hosting their seventh annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The highly anticipated gala will include fabulous food, a silent auction, and spectacular musical entertainment.  Support of the gala will benefit Alzheimer’s New Jersey in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, working toward improving the lives of people in New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s by offering continuous hope and support.

During the evening, the Circle of Honor award will be presented to Tony Dearing as recipient of the Spirit Award for his outstanding volunteerism in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Educational Testing Services is the recipient of the Corporation of the Year Award for outstanding corporate philanthropy and community dedication.

Proceeds raised form the Celebrating New Jersey Gala will directly support local programs and services for families facing this devastating disease, as well as research for a cure.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact Julie Schuldner, Vice President, Development and Communications at jschuldner@alznj.org or call 973-586-4300.

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Comedian Dan Pulzello on Comedy Night

Comedian Dan Pulzello joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss Comedy Night, an event benefiting The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

Comedy Night will be held on February 28th at the Glen Rock Inn. The comedy event will feature Pulzello, as well as Joe Devito and Kevin Dombrowski.

Dan Pulzello has performed at Eastville Comedy Club, The Triad Theater, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The Stand, and Broadway Comedy Club.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation’s mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support to help reduce the stress associated with treatment and improve their quality of life.

Get your tickets here.

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.