The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) held its 3rd Annual Fall celebration on Sunday, November 14th. The event honored NJFA‚Äôs four founding trustees, Rosemarie Doremus, Margaret Chester, Carl West and Susan Chasnoff. Guests went to the 3 pm performance, ‚ÄúIn the Mood‚Äù, at the State Theater in New Brunswick. Guests said the show was riveting, that the music was enjoyable and the salute to our military servicemen and women was heartwarming. Following the show, a dinner reception was held at Daryl Wine Bar and Restaurant. NJFA‚Äôs guests enjoyed a family style meal and wine pairing and helped NJFA to thank our Founding Trustees for their commitment to addressing aging issues in New Jersey.
¬†NJFA‚Äôs Annual Fall Celebration featured our First Annual Online Auction. Items included baseball memorabilia, Norman Rockwell Collector Plates, a beautiful Cuban painting, Crystal Wine Glasses and tickets for 4 to a Broadway show followed by dinner in NYC. The winners were announced at the dinner reception. NJFA would like to thank the event sponsors: Silver Century Foundation, Fox Rothschild, LLC, Suplee, Clooney & Company, EISAI, Theresa and Thomas Berry Foundation, Susan and Joseph Bredehoft, CME Associates, New Brunswick Plating, Inc, Reed Smith, LLP, Care One, Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement, Provident Bank and the Spicehandler Family Charitable Fund.
In 2010 NJFA has taken some big steps in the world of social media. It started with this blog, then a Facebook page, then a twitter account and now an online auction.
The popularity of using the internet to reach people is huge. ¬†We were hearing about it and seeing it everywhere.¬† Other organizations that we collaborate with were using sites like Facebook and Twitter so we took the plunge.
The NJFA blog is a place where we can spread the word about new information for seniors or post items we think seniors will find interesting. Keeping people informed about our events and publications is so easy with Facebook and Twitter. It is interesting to be connected to other advocacy groups online.
When the time came to plan our Annual Fall Fundraising event, we came up with the idea of an auction and thought the best way to do that would be online. So, to coincide with this year‚Äôs November 14th event in New Brunswick, we‚Äôve launched an online silent auction. The auction is hosted by http://www.32auctions.com/ and can be accessed by anyone by entering the Auction ID: NJFAauction and Auction password: agewell. You must create a free account with 32auctions in order to place a bid. The items up for bid for NJFA‚Äôs 1st Annual Online Auction include 4 tickets to The Addams Family on Broadway and dinner at Sardi‚Äôs Restaurant in NYC, 6 Riedel Crystal Wine Glasses, a Cuban painting, 4 Norman Rockwell collector plates, and several autographed baseball memorabilia from players like Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson and Tommy John. The auction will be open until noon on November 12th, so don‚Äôt miss out on your chance to bid!
NJFA‚Äôs 3rd Annual Fall Celebration will take place on Sunday, November 14th and starts with a 3 pm performance at The State Theater in New Brunswick, of the big band musical, ‚ÄúIn the Mood‚Äù and is followed by dinner and wine pairing at Daryl Wine Bar and Restaurant on George St. in New Brunswick. The event will be time for us to reflect on the work of NFJA throughout the year and to show appreciation to this year‚Äôs honoree‚Äôs, NFJA‚Äôs Founding Trustees, Rosemarie Doremus, Margaret Chester, Carl West and Susan Chasnoff. Information on sponsorships and tickets is available at http://www.njfoundationforaging.org/events.html or by calling our office at 609-421-0206.