United Way Celebrates 50 Years Serving the Jersey Shore

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United Way Monmouth County

Back row from left to right: Tom Hayes, Tom Ando, Tim Gerne, Jeff Farrell, Ken Greco, and Jeremy Grunin; (ront row) Kelly Fliller, Nancy Eriksen, and Danielle Bagdzinski.

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is hosting its 50th Anniversary Gala on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, located at 20 Shore Oaks Drive in Farmingdale. At the event Enterprise Rent-A-Car, David and Sarah Fischell and Fulfill will be recognized for their dedication and service to our community.

Guests will enjoy an evening of fun and celebration including dinner, open bar, dancing, boardwalk games, and a fabulous gift auction. “This is a going to be an exciting event as we celebrate 50 years of serving the Jersey Shore. It will be like an escape to your favorite shore destination with beach décor, a signature drink and a few other surprises,” said Kelly Fliller, chair of the anniversary gala.

“What’s even more exciting is all the new or increased donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, so this is a great time for our gala as it will be one of our largest fundraisers this year,” said Tim Hearne, President and CEO of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

In November of 2017, United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties announced a $1 Million Challenge grant to help raise funds for the community over the next four years. In order to support UWMOC’s new mission to mobilize donors, volunteers and community partners to improve the lives of youth and their families, the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation will match all new or increased donations dollar for dollar up to $1 million until June 30, 2021.

“We are looking forward to a very fun, successful event with our dedicated community members, business and non-profit leaders and some new friends of our organization,” Kelly said. Tickets for the 50th Anniversary Gala are $150 each. Sponsorship and ad journal opportunities are due by March 20th, while reservations and payment are accepted until April 10th.  For more information, visit uwmoc.org/upcoming-events or contact Carolee Oross at (848)206-2035 or coross@uwmoc.org.