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On September 26, 2018, The Gloria Foundation hosted their 5th annual Taste of Italy event. Over 150 guests enjoyed great food, wine, and fellowship under the stars at Desing Consign's beautiful courtyard.
Due to the generasity of the many donors, sponsors and attendees, we raised over $20,000 which will be donated to help the Moris Family Justice Center. The Morris Family Justice Center is "the door to hope and safety" and supports domestic violence victims with shelter, counseling, legal help, and emotional support to help get their lives back on track.
John Sharatt, Stephanie Gist Sharatt, Megan Madison, State Assemblyman Jay Webber, Karen Arakelian, Founder, Sharon & Glenn Palacia, Rita Neary
Volunteer Sue Ann McDonald and friends
Sharon & Glen Palacia, Wayne, with Karen Arakelian, Founder, wishing Assemblymen Jay Webber success on his Congressional run!
Assemblyman Jay Webber, Domestic Violence advocate and Karen Arakelian
Wonderful volunteers from Montville High School Key Club
Father Herb and friend
Carolyn Meola, xxxx Carolyn Deevey and Sherry Tzakos
Zack Kahn, Charis Lenox, Vibrance Med Spa, Janet Ryan, Spectra Spray Vitamins and Daria Senaldi, Montville Education Foundation
Marcie Levinson, Missy Levinson, Karen Arakelian, and Theresa Cali of Montville
Vicky Paulson, Helen LaFrois, of JBWS, and husband
Theresa Cozier representing John Richard Furniture, Albin Grundner and Chris Kemp, representing Bermex
Linda Gannon, ACC Cure. Daria Senaldi, Bob Gannon, Stonybrook Realty and Janet Ryan
Debbi Nappi, Mary Lombardo,
Lots of love and support for our survivor!
Guests enjoying delicious Italian food from area restaurants.
Christine Kemp, Sales Rep Bermax Furniture, Canada, & Albin Gruntner, Greater Metropolitan Home Furnishing Association
Paul Miller Porsche, Parsippany sent some beautiful cars to help support the cause
Volunteers, Isabella Cestone, Roseland & Deanna Chuy, Parsippany,
Wonderful Appetizers donated by donated by ShopRite of Livingston and ShopRite of West Caldwell
Zach Kahn making pizza for 900 Degree Brick Oven Pizza
900 Degrees delicious white pie!
900 Degrees Brick Oven Team
Chuck Breidenbach, Paul Adorno representing Taylor King and Hancock and Moore, Ann Breidenbach, White House Luxe
Kayla Neary modeling the Lottery Apron, a big hit in the silent auction
Silent Auction items donated by local businesses
Janet Ryan, Lois Laudati and friend
Taste of Italy guests perusing the Silent Auction items
Rita Neary, Board Secretary, at the Wine Pull!
Bob Gannon of Stonybrook Realty trying his luck at the wine pull
Founder Karen Arakelian with Ginger Naspo of West Caldwell and Kristin, Roots2Endz of Montville
Ruth Hantman of Design Consign with Karen Arakelian
900 Degrees Wood-Fired Pizza and Eatery, Towaco NJ served wonderful Brick Oven Pizzas to the many delighted guests!
Mary Lombardo, J&M Catering, Boonton and Debbi Nappi, CPA, Sax Financial Treasurer, The Gloria Foundation
Angela Tanyeri, Sparta,
Barbara Anelle, Gloria Foundation Board, Essex Fells, Alexandra Miranda-Sangillo, Sparta
Carolyn Deevey, Lewes, Delaware, Halle Brasille, West Milford and Sherry Tzakos, Lincoln Park
Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Kelly Kehoe & Tara Merlino of Gallo Wines, Montville, NJ
Volunteers Mary Gachot, Betty Scrivanich, Chris Gachot
Ellen Dotterweich, Montville, Lisa Epstein, Encore Catering, Barbara Schiffman, Gloria Foundation Board Member
Sue Arlio, White House Living, Ann Breidenbach White House Luxe, Tanya Wooley, White House Living, Veronica Pluta, White House Living
Guests listening intently to the trials of a domestic violence survivor
Survivor Kristen shares her story with Founder Karen Arakelian and the 2018 Taste of Italy guests.
Taste of Italy guests enjoying the music and food!
Helen LeFrois, Jersey Battered Women's Service
Volunteers Barbara Davis, Montville and Mary Gachot, Florham Park
The beautiful tuscan courtyard awaits the guests
Eileen & Scott Savastano of Montville, Lisa LoBiondo
Fr. Herb of St. Peter's Parish, Parsippany, NJ
Zach Kahn, Youth Liason, performing Domestic Violence Rap
Missy Levinson and Suzanne Lynn of Montville, NJ
Design Consign is a New Jersey's #1 consignment shop featuring an amazing selection of new and renewed home furnishings, and high quality Designer Apparel. All Proceeds from Design Consign benefit The Gloria Foundation.
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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit initiative helping victims of domestic violence.