State Theatre New Jersey


State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala

Celebrate the golden age of the State Theatre
SATURDAY, April 18, 2020

Join us for a landmark gala celebration and experience State Theatre New Jersey like never before!


John and Jeanne Fitzgerald

Leadership in the Arts Award


Gala co-chairs

Hiam Boraie, Boraie Development
Wendy Wiebalk, Cahn & Parra, LLC

Corporate Co-Chairs

Tim Brown, MetLife
Craig Guiffre, American Benefits Consulting

Join in the Celebration of the Golden Age of State Theatre with a unique evening as we transform the State Theatre’s beautiful auditorium into a dinner and performance space, with seated tables for a sumptuous meal and a featured performance by the legendary Neil Sedaka.


Cocktail Hour
with unique tasting stations throughout the State Theatre 


Gala Dinner and
Awards Presentation on Stage

Enjoy your dinner on stage with an intimate performance by Neil Sedaka, award-winning American songwriter, composer, pianist, and popular music artist.

after the performance

Dessert and Dancing until 11pm


Neil Sedaka

NEil Sedaka

See singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka live in concert! After being catapulted to stardom when singer Connie Francis recorded his song "Stupid Cupid," Sedaka went on to become one of the first teen pop sensations of the 1950s, a successful songwriter in the 1960s, and a superstar in the 1970s. His chart-topping hits include  "Calendar Girl," "The Diary," "Oh! Carol," "Little Devil," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," "Next Door To An Angel," and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." As a songwriter, Sedaka has penned hit songs for artists such as Frank Sinatra (“The Hungry Years”), Elvis Presley (“Solitaire”),  Tom Jones (“Puppet Man”), The Monkees (“When Love Comes Knocking At Your Door”), and The Fifth Dimension (“Workin’ on a Groovy Thing”). 

2020 Gala Sponsors


American Benefits Consulting



Magyar Bank



Gala Sponsorships Now AvailablE

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For more information about this exciting Gala, please contact Linda Van Derveer at 732-247-7200, ext 594 or Or sign up here and we'll contact you:


Tim Brown, MetLife
Saul Curtis, Retired, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Cathy Gombas, Johnson & Johnson
Eileen Harkins, Retired, Johnson & Johnson
Bill Herman, Real Estate Management
Marylu Korkuch, Retired, Chubb
Gabriel Lavigne, UBS
Richard T. McDonald, Johnson & Johnson
Lisa Piscadlo, Retired, Johnson & Johnson
John Reissner, Magyar Bank

Photos from the 2019 Benefit Gala

State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala 2018

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