UNION COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey and Literacy Volunteers of Union County will honor Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Rosanne Cash when the two groups celebrate “Improving Lives through Literacy” at a joint gala fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov.13, at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.
This star-studded evening is designed to raise critical funds for Literacy Volunteers, which dramatically improves the lives of functionally illiterate adults throughout New Jersey by teaching them to read, write and speak English.
Other Gala honorees include: Commissioner Harold J. Wirths, State of New Jersey, Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, and Henry Goldsmith of Mays Landing, retired Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey President.
Literacy Volunteers recruits, trains, supervises, and supports volunteers to provide free, student-centered tutoring for adults struggling to read, write, and speak English.
“We are honored to have tremendous support for our Gala from many notabilities throughout the state including: Authors Judy Blume and Junot Diaz; Dennis Bone, former CEO of Verizon NJ; Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley; Senator Tom Kean; Asw. Linda Stender; and Rafael Toro of Goya Foods,” said Elizabeth Gloeggler, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Union County.
“Our GALA 2013 planning committee, chaired by Carl Salisbury, Esq. of Westfield and Hollie Teslow, Esq. of Morristown is hard at work planning the November gala, lining up sponsorship support, selling ad space in the Gala commemorative journal and gathering prizes for the Gala Auction,” said Gloeggler.
Members of the Literacy Volunteers Gala Committee include: Susana Barros of Greenwich, Ct.; Hal Beder, Ed.D. of Bound Brook; Jamie Berg of Westfield; Liela Bernstein of Westfield; Marilyn Birnbaum, Ed.D. of North Plainfield; Jane Brady of Perth Amboy; Trish Brill of Westfield; Barbara Eisner of Springfield; Marilyn Evangelista of Scotch Plains; Leigh Freeman of Hillsborough; Elizabeth Gloeggler of Montvale; Dawn Harrison of Scotch Plains; Barbara Hathaway of New Providence; Bettina Hoey of Union; St ephen Kilduff of Whitehouse Station; Arlene Klemow of Scotch Plains; Mary Kooi of Summit; Stephanie Labbate of Linden; Dore LaPosta of Madison; Janet Lee of Scotch Plains; Dan Margolis of Westfield; Gwen Marshall of Franklin Park; Carol Morris of Union; Lan Murphy of Westfield; Susan Petrow of Westfield; Regina Riccioni, Ed.D. of Annandale; Perrine Robinson-Geller of Millburn; Ronald Shalhoub, CPA of Madison; Jill Sitcer of Westfield; James Sosinski, CPA of Scotch Plains; Jessica Tomkins of Metuchen; Ronald Topham, Ed.D. of Long Branch; Patricia Tumulty of Trenton; and Scott Wands of Westfield.
For more information about tickets, gala sponsorship, advertising or auction opportunities, call Arlene Klemow at 908-486-1777 or email Arlene@lvaunion.org
Connect with NJTODAY.NET
Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address!