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New Jersey Community Support Helps Fulfill Red Cross Mission

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Our supporters have graciously helped carry forward the Red Cross mission in New Jersey

The American Red Cross depends on the generosity of supporters and volunteers to fulfill our mission. In New Jersey, there are a number of community-minded companies and individuals who support the work of the Red Cross through fundraising events held throughout the state.

Last year, the Red Cross New Jersey Region collected 88,439 units of blood, provided 3,920 military family case services, trained 117,088 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics and responded to 889 local disasters (mostly home fires), helping 1,820 displaced families.

We are grateful to those who supported the following events and we’re glad we had the opportunity to honor some of remarkable people and organizations who help make a difference in the lives of others.

Celebrate Red!

The Red Cross held our Celebrate Red! Gala on the evening of Thursday, May 12 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Guests enjoyed an evening of spectacular cocktails and cuisine, live music, dancing and a fabulous auction in the historic setting of Mayfair Farms.

The event recognized the incredible impact the following five honorees have made in the community:  Summit-based Celgene, Vas Nair of Jersey City, Jeanne Falco of Glen Ridge, Whippany-based Suburban Propane, and the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters.

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Celebrate Red! Committee Chair Judith Maxfield and the Red Cross are grateful for the support of sponsors including Disaster Relief Sponsors ALCOA Foundation, Celgene, Investors Bank and Proskauer; Humanity Sponsors C.R. BARD. Inc and PSE&G; Preparedness Sponsors Ernst & Young, M&T Bank and Quest Diagnostics; Cocktails Sponsor The Rubino OB/GYN Group; Auction and Dancing Sponsor Wells Fargo; Lifesaver Sponsors Deloitte, NJM Insurance Group and Steven M. Resnick, Esq., and Hero Sponsors Bassett Associates and Inserra Supermarkets.

Power of the Purse

The annual Red Cross Power of the Purse fundraiser was held on Thursday, May 5 at The Merion in Cinnaminson. The event offered a fun-filled evening of delicious food and a silent auction featuring more than 60 designer bags, including one-of-a-kind creations from fashion students at Rowan University. Guests also enjoyed facials, make-overs, a photo booth, sweepstakes and fantastic shopping opportunities from local vendors.

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Power of the Purse Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Starkey and Kristina Nicoles and the Red Cross are grateful for the support of sponsors including Hermes Sponsor ARI Holman Automotive; Chanel Sponsors Virtua Health and Kennedy Health; Louis Vuitton Sponsors TD Bank and The Harkaway Center; Gucci Sponsor Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Dessert Sponsor J.L. Weiner and Associates. 

Red, White and Bling

On Saturday, March 19, the Red Cross held our 33rd Annual Red, White and Bling Gala at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale. Guests enjoyed a fabulous evening of dining and dancing during the event which honored the generosity of outstanding New Jersey heroes who are strengthening the foundation and supporting the growth of Red Cross services in our communities. Those honored included Chef David Burke, awarded Clara Barton Community Humanitarian; Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC, awarded Clara Barton Corporate Humanitarian; and Warren Diamond, presented with the Community Philanthropic Award.

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The Red Cross and Red, White and Bling Co-Chairs Linda A. Savino and John W. Weiss, Esq. are grateful for the support of sponsors including Emerald Sponsors TD Bank, Warren Diamond, Gannett NJ, Meridian Health and Health South Rehabilitation Hospitals of Tinton Falls and Toms River; Ruby Sponsor Investors Bank; Garnet Sponsors Alston and Bird, The Beauty Foundation, Richard and Ana Blank, Davison Eastman Munoz, Monmouth Medical Center and Saker ShopRites; Pearl Sponsor John Mercadante Attorney and Kick-Off Party Sponsor Tommy’s Tavern and Tap.

Upcoming Events:

You can support the work of the Red Cross through our signature special events and help ensure that the Red Cross can continue to provide assistance down the street, across the country, and around the world. 

Golf Classic - September 12, 2016 at Bedens Brook in Skillman, NJ

Jazzin’ At The Lakeside - 33rd Anniversary! - October 2, 2016 at Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Red Tee Golf Classic - October 17, 2016 at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ

Run For The Red - 5K Race & Walk - December 4, 2016 in Millburn, NJ

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Aimee Alven at or (609) 951-2118 for more details.