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POSTPONED: A New Date WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala

Please note: the Gala originally scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts. A new date will be announced soon.

Celebrate the golden age of the State Theatre

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

Honorees

John and Jeanne Fitzgerald

Leadership in the Arts Award

KPMG

Corporate Award

Gala co-chairs

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

Corporate Co-Chairs

Tim Brown, MetLife
Craig Guiffre, American Benefits Consulting


Please join us for an immersive evening featuring a sumptuous meal and a special performance by the legendary Neil Sedaka—all on our transformed stage in the historic State Theatre’s beautiful auditorium.

5:30pm

Cocktail Hour
with unique tasting stations throughout the State Theatre 

7pm

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

Black Tie, 1930s-1940s Attire Encouraged

All proceeds help provide education and community engagement programs reaching more than 40,000 children, families, and underserved residents each year and support the continued excellence of our world-class mainstage performances.  


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”). 


Gala tickets

PATRON GUEST $700 (1 GUEST)
Cocktail Hour • Seating for dinner and performance • Dessert and dancing • Complimentary parking • $450 tax-deductible contribution


Gala Sponsorships Now Available

DIAMOND PARTNER $50,000 (10 GUESTS)
Gala naming opportunity • Cocktail Hour • Premium on-stage seating for dinner and performance • Artist meet-and-greet for two • Dessert and dancing • Four rooms for overnight stay at The Heldrich Hotel • Complimentary parking for ten guests • Premium full-page color Journal ad • Logo recognition • Private backstage tour invitation • $47,50 0 tax-deductible contribution

RUBY PARTNER $25,000 (10 GUESTS)
Cocktail Hour • Premium on-stage seating for dinner and performance • Artist meet-and-greet for two • Dessert and dancing • Two rooms for overnight stay at The Heldrich Hotel • Complimentary parking for ten guests • Premium full-page color Journal ad • Logo recognition • Private backstage tour invitation • $22,500 tax-deductible contribution

SAPPHIRE PARTNER $15,000 (10 GUESTS)
Cocktail Hour • Premium on-stage seating for dinner and performance • Dessert and dancing • One room for overnight stay at The Heldrich Hotel • Complimentary parking for ten guests • Full-page color Journal ad • Logo recognition • $12,500 tax-deductible contribution

EMERALD PARTNER $10,000 (10 GUESTS)
Cocktail Hour • On-stage seating for dinner and performance • Dessert and dancing • Complimentary parking for ten guests • Full-page B&W Journal ad • Recognition on all Gala promotions • $7,500 tax-deductible contribution

PLATINUM UNDERWRITER $8,500 (4 GUESTS)
Cocktail Hour • Premium on-stage seating for dinner and performance • Dessert and dancing • Complimentary parking for four guests • Journal Recognition • $7,500 tax-deductible contribution

GOLD UNDERWRITER $3,000 (2 GUESTS)
Cocktail Hour • On-stage seating for dinner and performance • Dessert and dancing • Complimentary parking for two guests • Journal Recognition • $2,500 tax-deductible contribution

Download the ticket & sponsorship form »
For more information, please contact Linda Van Derveer at 732-247-7200, ext 594 or lvanderveer@stnj.org. Or sign up here and we'll contact you:


2020 Gala Sponsors

RUBY PARTNERs

American Benefits Consulting

MetLife

 

sapphire PARTNERs


Robert and Joan Campbell

Johnson & Johnson

Magyar Bank

emerald PARTNERs

Ballard Spahr

Boost Engagement

Boraie

KPMG

Prudential Financial

 

2020 BENEFIT GALA COMMITTEE 

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
Todd Shamy, Johnson & Johnson


Photos from the 2019 Benefit Gala

State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala 2018



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