The W. Cary Edwards Foundation celebrated their sixth anniversary on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Avenue A Club in Newark, New Jersey by holding a fundraising event benefiting LifeCamp. This event “Racing Towards Education” was a success that brought light to this wonderful camp that changes lives throughout Newark.
LifeCamp is a summer camp that serves about 300 children ages 6-13 from the Newark area. LifeCamp uses the resources around Newark to enhance each child’s summer experience along with helping them succeed in the upcoming school year and throughout society both for the present and future.
The event was well attended by VIPs Lauren Scala who is a NBC 4 New York reporter and Joanna Gagis of PBS’ ” Life and Living with Joanna Gagis’ who was also the night’s master of ceremonies. Along with performances by ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” former professional Edyta Śliwińska, Memories Band New Jersey’s premiere doo-wap act and lastly world renounced DJ Valentino who has preformed at many private events for Richard Branson.
Notable sponsors of the “Racing Towards Education” fundraiser included Avison Young, Celebrity Motor Cars, BTIG, Monmouth University, Thomas Edison State College, Columbia Bank, AAA North Jersey, Maluka, NJM Insurance Group, South Jersey Industries and Kradle 2 Kindergarten.
The mission of W. Cary Edwards Foundation mission is to support education for individuals who may not have had the opportunity to receive a quality education. The foundation brings New Jersey’s schools together to improve quality of the education throughout the state. W. Cary Edwards co-founder Marcy Benner stated “we’re continuing to make our father proud, due to the Foundation connecting with new sponsors and businesses…this helps expand our mission to provide unique educational experiences.”
The success of the W. Cary Edwards Foundation is attributed to the fact that Cary Edwards was able to attend college and law school with the help of scholarships and financial aid so he wanted to make sure that he could find a way to benefit others through education.
For more information about the W. Cary Edwards Foundation “Racing Towards Education” event please visit WCaryEdwardsFoundation. org.