‘A Night of Inspiration Gala’ to Honor OceanFirst Bank CEO & New Jersey Natural Gas Company
Shrewsbury, NJ – The Community YMCA invites all to enjoy a night of inspiration at its annual gala on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd., in Long Branch.
Proceeds from the gala will support the Y’s mission to ensure that children, teens and adults in need have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through Y programs such as preschool, before and after school care, wellness and prevention, therapeutic counseling, college-readiness and summer camp.
Christopher Maher, Chairman, President & CEO of Ocean First Bank, will be presented with the Distinguished Citizen Service Award for his outstanding community service and New Jersey Natural Gas will receive the Community Partner Award for its long-time support of the Y.
The Infernos Band will provide the musical entertainment. The band has performed for President Barack Obama, New Jersey governors and for audiences across New Jersey and around the world and have shared the stage with some of the biggest musical talents including Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and Barry Manilow, and the legendary Chicago band.
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Individual tickets are $250 and include cocktails, dinner, dancing, gift auctions and inspiring stories about the Y’s impact. Tickets, sponsorships and digital ads can be purchased. For more information, contact Stacy Vasta at 732.671.5505, ext. 120 or .
About The Community YMCA
The Y is a leading nonprofit charity that strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in greater Monmouth County, NJ through programs such as: preschool, before and after school care, summer day camp, teen leadership, arts enrichment, health and wellness and personal and family counseling. In 2017, the Y provided $871,250 in financial assistance and program subsidies to strengthen 1,746 children and families in Monmouth County. For more information, visit.