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Dec 26, 2021

Caring with Karaoke Event Benefits CASA for Children of Monmouth County

Jeremy Faberlle, MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke, Kathrine Dwyer, Tricia McLaughlin of CASA and MRCC President Tamer Gouda with the $6,500 donation check for CASA of Monmouth County

Drop the mic! Musical talent and charitable fundraising shared the spotlight at the 13th annual Caring with Karaoke event recently hosted by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) Young Professionals Group. The entertaining event was held at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, attended by an enthusiastic crowd of contestants, fans, and MRCC members. Participants in the karaoke contest vied for prizes as they showcased their talent for celebrity judges Vito Cardinale, Albie Manzo and Peter Swain. In addition to the spirited karaoke contest, the evening also included open karaoke, raffle baskets, a light buffet and drinks. 

Each year, the Caring with Karaoke event also lends support to a local charity. This year’s benefit raised funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Monmouth County, a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. The organization was presented with a donation check in November.

Jeremy Faberlle, Kathrine Dwyer, Tricia McLaughlin of CASA, MRCC President Tamer Gouda, Kevin Fenstermache  and MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke get ready to start the show at the 13th annual Caring with Karaoke event.

MRCC Young Professionals Co-chair Kathrine Dwyer proudly stated, “At our Nov. 5 MRCC networking breakfast meeting, together with my Co-chair Jeremy Faberlle, MRCC President Tamer Gouda and Executive Director Terese Rölke, I had the privilege of presenting CASA of Monmouth County with a donation of $6,500. Proceeds from the event will be used to expand CASA services to train at least 18 to 28 new volunteers who will serve at least 25 to 35 never-before-served children. The funds were donated by proceeds collected at our Sept. 30 event at the Stone Pony. Thank you to our generous sponsors for donating, the community for supporting and our members for attending this fabulous evening!”

J17ALL (1): MRCC Young Professionals Group Co-Chairs Kathrine Dwyer and Jeremy Faberlle

J17ALL (2): Jeremy Faberlle, Kathrine Dwyer, Tricia McLaughlin of CASA, MRCC President Tamer Gouda, Kevin Fenstermache  and MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke get ready to start the show at the 13th annual Caring with Karaoke event.

J17ALL (3): Jeremy Faberlle, MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke, Kathrine Dwyer, Tricia McLaughlin of CASA and MRCC President Tamer Gouda with the $6,500 donation check for CASA of Monmouth County