LIVINGSTON, N.J., November 17, 2014 – NCJW & NJ – Perfect Together! was the theme of a fundraising Celebration Event held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, honoring Natalie and Richard Peck of Essex Fells, NJ. The Pecks have shown unflagging support and involvement in the National Council of Jewish Women’s mission to improve the lives of women, children and families in New Jersey.
“We are so fortunate that Natalie and Richard care so deeply about their community and agree that giving both time and money to an organization such as NCJW is easy when you believe in the mission and know that what you give has an impact,” said NCJW volunteer Ellen Lynette who offered an introduction. “Their actions speak loudly, their commitment is steadfast and their support is ongoing.”
The evening also included a special presentation of the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award to SaxBST. This award honors an individual, agency or corporation who has made an impact in the community and who exemplifies the goals and purposes of the National Council of Jewish Women through outstanding vision and contribution to the community in education, social action and service.
The casual cocktail hour rocked to the sounds of New Jersey, highlighting music about the Garden State and featuring local recording artists. New Jersey-themed centerpieces adorned the dining tables, and the food had a Jersey flair with farm stand vegetables, Sopranos-style Italian food, and old fashioned deli. At the end of the evening, attendees were treated with some “Down the Shore” favorites to take home.
Over 200 benefactors, volunteers, friends, family and staff were proud to pay tribute to NCJW/Essex which has been an advocate for social change in Essex County for over 100 years.
PHOTO: Event co-chairs Marion Medow (far left) and Sharon Falkin (far right) are pictured with honorees Natalie and Richard Peck of Essex Fells, NJ.