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Booked for the Evening 2007 - Gala Fundraiser for the Annual Fund
November 8, 2007

On Thursday, November 8, 2007, the Library held its annual gala fundraiser, Booked for the Evening, at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville. Dinner co-chairs were Jeffrey Vanderbeek, Chairman and Managing Partner of the New Jersey Devils, and Michael Gilfillan, Vice Chairman and Partner of the Devils.

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(From left) Michael Gilfillan of the New Jersey Devils, with Hope Gamble, Devils Arena Entertainment, Wilma Grey, Library Director, and Jeffery Vanderbeek of the Devils

Event committee co-chairs were Steve Adubato, Jr. of Thirteen/WNET (PBS), and Marion C. O'Neill of PSE&G.

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(From left) Honorees Robert and Patricia Curvin accept the Community Service award from Steve Adubato, Jr.

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(From left) Edward Rytter, Newark Real Estate Board, and Frank Ferruggia, Esq., McCarter & English

Event sponsors included: Cogswell Realty Group, LLC; Fidelity National Title Insurance Company; IDT Corporation; McCarter & English, LLP; The MCJ Foundation and Amelior Foundation; New Jersey Devils; Port Authority of NY & NJ; Prudential Financial, Inc.; PSE&G; Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C.; and Jeffrey Vanderbeek.

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(From left) Paul Jaffee, Cogswell Realty Group; Ross Jacobs, Cogswell Realty Group; John Tonelli, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

Booked for the Evening provided the opportunity to honor the following for their support of the Library:

  • Special Recognition for Individual Support: William J. Dane
  • Special Recognition for Corporate Support: Arthur Stern, Cogswell Realty Group, LLC
  • Special Recognition for Community Service: Robert and Patricia Curvin
  • President's Award: Joseph Yeadon

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(From left) Richard Thigpen, PSE&G, with Arthur Stern, Cogswell Realty Group (recipient of award for corporate support)

Booked for the Evening allows the Library to raise much-needed dollars for its Annual Fund—the fund that enables the Library to continue offering excellent programs and services—while recognizing those who have displayed a great commitment toward its mission of enriching lives and expanding horizons. The Library deeply appreciates the support of all the attendees at this event.

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(From left, front row) Joseph Yeadon, President's Award recipient, Trish Morris-Yamba, Wilma Grey, Gayle Griffin, and William Dane, Individual Support award recipient
(Back row) Timothy Crist, Clem Price

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