will host its "Coming Together" gala this Saturday at 6 p.m., at The Hilton-Short Hills.
The evening will feature dinner, dancing, auctions and awards to not-for-profit organizations with offices or headquarters in Millburn and Short Hills.
Twelve organizations were chosen by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to receive the Serving our Community and Beyond Award.
These organizations include: American Red Cross, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Down the Block, Greenwood Gardens, Jake’s Ride, Millburn Township Beautification League, New Eyes for the Needy, Opportunity Project, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Millburn-Short Hills and United Way.
Gala attendees can choose one charity among these not-for-profit organizations to support and the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce will donate 30 percent of the ticket price to that charity. Tickets are $100 per person or $950 for a table of 10.
“We are thrilled to invite the residents of Millburn, Short Hills and beyond to celebrate the not-for-profit organizations that make this is wonderful place to live and strive to make the world a better place,” said Chamber President, Shayne Austin Miller. “This gala is not only about the business community, but an opportunity for the entire community to come together and show our love and support of these amazing charities.”
To order tickets or reserve a table, call the Chamber Office at 973-379-1198, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is an historic woodlands garden and educational institution. They promote an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through programs that integrate arts, sciences and the humanities. The Arboretum conducts four major activities: education, outreach, research, and zoological/horticultural display. The Arboretum provides services to local schools, community institutions and citizens of all ages.
Down the Block is the only organization that can step in to pay a bill for a Township resident experiencing unforeseen financial need. Money collected in Millburn Township is used to help your neighbors right here in Millburn-Short Hills. It goes quietly and it goes confidentially. And it pays for the basic goods and services that your neighbors so desperately need.
Greenwood Gardens became a nonprofit in 2003 and has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as nationally significant for its beauty, history and design. Its 28 acres include formal gardens, open meadows, woodlands, and pasture. Today Greenwood Gardens is charting a new future with an ambitious plan to revitalize the gardens, preserve them for future generations, and become a vibrant cultural center for the New York Metropolitan region. The unique and nationally significant American landscape that is Greenwood Gardens endows visitors with renewed spirit, heart, and vision through tours, classes, workshops, and other educational programs.
Millburn Township Beautification League
The league works in tandem with the local government and other organizations, such as the , the , local garden clubs and other community groups that have an interest in beautifying the township, in order to develop and maintain beautification projects.
Since their founding in 1932, New Eyes for the Needy has improved the eyesight of more than 7,000,000 people in the U.S. and around the world. Each new pair of glasses purchased by New Eyes helps an American child succeed in school, an adult secure a job, or a senior citizen read medicine labels. Our recycled glasses bring clearer vision to scores of people living in poverty overseas. New Eyes purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States and recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide.
The Mission of Opportunity Project is to empower persons with brain injuries to achieve:
■Attainment of Their Full Potential
Paper Mill Playhouse, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country’s leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse preserves and nurtures the American Musical Theater art form and aspires to be a vital artistic and education center recognized throughout the region and the nation for its high-quality, innovative theatre and training programs. The theater is committed to rediscovering and re-imagining classic musicals and plays, developing new musicals, training young and emerging artists, and ensuring that the theater is accessible to all.
The mission of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is, simply, to "unsell" drugs to the people of New Jersey - especially our young people. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) was formed in 1992 as a state anti-drug alliance to localize, strengthen, and deepen drug-prevention media efforts.
Every day, someone in Millburn or Short Hills needs help - a friend, neighbor, family member or an employee. Homebound residents need meals delivered. Domestic abuse victims need shelter, locks changed and counseling. Children with cancer and blood disorders need healthcare services and transportation to medical facilities. These needs are real and are met through contributions to the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills.
Jake’s Ride is a community fundraiser with several bike riding courses including a one-mile, five-mile, 10-mile and 20-mile route traveling through Millburn and Short Hills, as well as a one-mile walking course, that supports The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation. The foundation was established in 1995 to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson's disease and to provide medical and patient information. Scientists often find it difficult to get funding in the earliest stages of their research. The foundation provides 'seed money' to help explore the most promising hypotheses. Funding through annual grant awards, helps to leverage new ideas and advances in the fields.
is the official sponsor of the 2012 "Coming Together" Gala. is the premiere sponsor of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. will provide all the honorees with awards.