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Family & Children’s Service Honoring B.J. Thompson & Lee Weber – Lifetime Service The Rumson Country Day School – Community Service October 29, 2011


John Rogicki Norman Pane, C.P.A. Robert J. Gaughran, Esq.

Susan, Congratulations on this wonderful event. Because of your compassion, dedication and commitment to FCS and its board, you have made a significant impact on its services to our community. You are to be applauded and we all celebrate you tonight. Mary Jane & Rick Kroon

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Welcome to the 102nd Family & Children’s Service anniversary celebration; an evening of great food, beautiful music and good friends - all Under a Tuscan Moon. For more than a century, FCS has helped individuals and families who face daunting challenges every day just to survive with the sense of dignity and quality of life that most of us take for granted. Last year alone, FCS assisted more than 18,000 people through intervention services for neglected and exploited adults; home health and respite care for those needing assistance or families seeking a way to care for a loved one at home; and financial management for those with mental and physical challenges. Our Medicare counselors helped seniors navigate the complex Medicare system and FCS deployed hundreds of youth and senior volunteers to dozens of local organizations. And, of course, Operation Sleighbells, the program on which FCS was founded, continued to bring joy to well over 1,000 children in need during the holiday season. FCS remains a life line and a reliable resource, bringing hope, compassion, and peace of mind to those we serve during the most vulnerable times in their lives. The powerful and direct impact FCS has on our community is made possible through the extraordinary support we receive from our donors and volunteers, many of whom have helped create tonight’s event, are here this evening, and support FCS in many ways throughout the year. Tonight we are especially pleased to honor two long-standing volunteers: our dear friends B.J. Thompson and Lee Weber, and The Rumson Country Day School, whose community partnership with FCS has helped sustain us for more than a dozen years. We could not do it without them and we could not do it without you! These are certainly challenging times and your support is needed and appreciated now more than ever. We are deeply grateful, and thank you, our Underwriters, Patrons, Journal advertisers and Auction donors for your outstanding generosity and dedication to the FCS mission. Thousands count on us – thank you for allowing us to count on you. Have a wonderful evening, or as they say in Tuscany, speriamo che avete una sera meravigliosa!

Dolores Klein

Vincent L. D’Elia

Chair, Board of Directors

President & CEO

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Mr. & Mrs. John O’Donoghue Rob Patton, Goldman Sachs K. Shaw Construction

INVITATION SPONSORS B.J. Thompson Thompson Memorial Home, LLC

DECORATION SPONSOR Entertain with Jane

WINE SPONSORS Dr. & Mrs. Edward DeFabio Gloria Nilson Dena Walter Reger Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sorokolit

VALET SPONSORS New Jersey Natural Gas Anonymous





Welcomes you to Under A Tuscan Moon Celebrating Our 102nd Anniversary October 29, 2011

The Evening’s Program Cocktails - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Vincent L. D’Elia - President & CEO

Awards Presentation - 7:45 p.m.

Dinner & Dancing to the Music of Paris

Giving Tree

50/50 Winner Announced - 9:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Closes - 10:15 p.m.

Under aTuscan Moon PRESIDENT & CEO Vincent L. D’Elia

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dolores L. Klein, Chair Beth A. Micioni, Second Vice Chair Mary Ann McDonald, Treasurer

Debbie O’Donoghue, First Vice Chair Cynthia Mathews, Secretary Brian T. Duffy, Assistant Treasurer

Delly Beekman Donald P. Bush Nancy Del Priore Daphne Halpern, FAHP, CFRE Kathy Goullet Patricia A. Keating, R.N. Arlene Lospinoso Brenda Mergenthaler Barbara Parker

Dena Walter Reger, Esq. Nina M. Riccio Susan C. Salkeld, CPA Susan Sorokolit James E. Sulton, Jr., Ph.D. B.J. Thompson Lee Weber Deborah Zilai

CORPORATE ADVISORY COUNCIL Dr. Joseph Binns – Red Bank Gastroenterology Mark DeVito – JCS Partners, LLC Craig J. Ford – SeaBreeze Cleaners Lawrence Fuchs – The Zobel Foundation Ronald Gillaspie – Boynton & Boynton Peder Hagberg – Currents Magazine Charles P. Kelly, Esq. – McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP Russell Lucas – Lucas Capital Management Peter J. Micioni – Antea Partners, LLC John C. Morris III – Morris, Johnson & Associates, Inc. Gloria Nilson – Gloria Nilson, REALTORS, Real Living Kenneth Shaw – K. Shaw Construction Bruce S. Thompson – Thompson Memorial Home Thomas H. Yorke – Oceanic Capital Management, LLC

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The Board of Directors of Family & Children’s Service thanks the co-chairs and committee members of this year’s Gala, Under a Tuscan Moon. Your efforts and commitment to the FCS mission make all the difference to those we serve.

Dolores L. Klein, Chair

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Committee Chairs

Susan Sorokolit, Co-Chair and Patty DeFabio, Co-Chair

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Sarah Andreski

Gala Committee Claire Glover

Beth Micioni

Ursula Atkinson

Kathy Goullet

Noel Murgio

Maryann Baret

Daphne Halpern

Debbie O'Donoghue

Leslie Barlow

Nancy Hou

Mary Jane O'Hare

Marilyn Broege

Dolores Klein

Kathryn Kent Patton

Chris Bush

Danielle Krasko

Dena Walter Reger

Wendy Walter Campolattaro

Gerri Lawrence

Nina Riccio

Diana Crawford

Jane Lynch

Eva Roffler

Nicole Croddick

Nancy Maloof

Stephanie Rose

Kate Cummins

Amy McCooey

Jean Royall

Carolyn DeSena

Lorraine McDonald

Nancy Sullivan

Drew Eitner

Cathie McHugh

Pat Sullivan

Diana Flippo

Brenda Mergenthaler

Barbara Tetrault

Jill Gemmel

Kate Thompson

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Lifet ime Service Award Lavanche “Lee” Weber Lee has devoted much of her life to Family & Children’s Service. For 47 years her commitment to FCS has remained steadfast and she is as dedicated to the FCS mission today as she was when she first began volunteering for the agency.

Married for nearly 56 years, Lee and her late husband Henry “Hank” Weber raised three children and have five grandchildren. While most of her personal life has been spent in Monmouth County, her impressive professional career was spent in New York City, where she worked in the fashion industry with top designers, such as Donna Karan. As the co-founder of Teamworks Unlimited, a special events company, Lee coordinated many high profile fashion, business and non-profit organization events, among them the American Foundation for Aids Research and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The professional experience and leadership Lee brought to FCS have been key to FCS’s fundraising efforts and board development. Introduced to FCS by a friend, Lee was elected to the FCS Board of Directors on December 21, 1964. She has, at one time or other, held nearly every board office, including board President from 1987-1988, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Assistant Recording Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. Lee has chaired and served on numerous board committees and the annual Gala committee, and was a charter member and president of the former Mid-Monmouth Auxiliary to FCS. For more than a dozen years she has been a member of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary and has served as its president. Lee has had a powerful impact on FCS. Her devotion to the agency and its mission is unlimited, her contributions unending, and her enthusiasm and commitment have only grown over the past four decades. While Lee is often heard to say, “I’ve always felt that I got a lot more back than I gave,” we at FCS feel that she has given us more than she’ll ever know – and she has given it with her whole heart.

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Lifetime Service Award

Barbara Jane “B.J . ” Thompson

Almost as long as she can remember, B.J. Thompson has been involved with Family & Children’s Service. Starting as a teenager, when she helped her mother, Mary O. Smith, collect clothes and household items for the agency’s annual rummage sale, B.J. has been volunteering with the agency in one capacity or another. For the last 43 years, she has devoted her energy and passion to serving on the agency’s Board of Directors and today she remains one of our most committed and caring partners.

B.J. was married to her high school sweetheart, the late H. Ernest Thompson for 47 years. Together they raised five children and ten grandchildren. A long time resident of Monmouth County, B.J. studied at Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire and the Tobe´-Coburn School of Fashion Careers in New York City. As a young professional, she lived at the Barbizon Hotel for Women, studying fashion merchandising at some of the world’s most famous department stores. She landed her first job at the former Hahne’s Department store in Newark, where she worked her way up from section manager, to assistant manager, to buyer. She credits her early professional career with giving her the skills she uses to recruit others to support FCS. Introduced to FCS by her mother, a former FCS board member, B.J. was elected to the FCS board in December of 1967. She has held nearly every board office, including board President from 1989-1990. B.J. has chaired and served on every board committee and the annual Gala committee, and was a charter member of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary, of which she is still a member. For B.J., FCS has been, and will continue to be, “her life’s passion.” For more than four decades, she has brought her enthusiasm, energy and compassion to the agency and the people it serves. She is the embodiment of volunteerism and what it means to inspire by example. Her legacy at FCS is one of which she can be proud, and we offer her our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all she has done, and continues to do, for FCS.

Under aTuscan Moon Communit y Service Award The Rumson Country Day School The Rumson Country Day School has been one of Family & Children’s Service’s longest standing and most valued community partners. It is a partnership that continues to make an enormous difference to the countless individuals and families we serve throughout Monmouth County. Without this help, carrying out our mission would be a daunting, if not impossible challenge. The former FCS Emergency Food Pantry, which was opened in 1969, received countless donations of both food and funds from the RCDS community, helping provide for more than 114,000 families during the pantry’s 38 years in existence. The FCS Thrift Boutique, located on Branchport Avenue in Long Branch has, for many years, been the residual beneficiary of RCDS’s annual Whale of a Sale, receiving donations of clothing, furniture, household items and other essentials for our neighbors in need. For more than a dozen years, RCDS students, with the support of parents, school faculty and administration, have collected an untold number of toys, games, clothing, winter coats and books for FCS’s annual Operation Sleighbells. The school’s practice has been to take one Giving Tree tag (which lists the gift wishes for one local child) for every student enrolled at RCDS each year. RCDS students then shop for their Giving Tree gifts and, with their parents, personally deliver them to Operation Sleighbells headquarters in time for the holiday distribution. In 2010 alone, students fulfilled the holiday wishes of over 450 children -- easily 20% of all the gifts donated to Operation Sleighbells last year. Since 1999 RCDS has donated more than 5,500 gifts to Operation Sleighbells, directly benefitting thousands of local children who would have received few if any gifts at all during the holiday season. RCDS’s generosity has been and continues to be an incredible demonstration of community spirit. The real importance of this partnership can be seen not only in the lessons it teaches students about the value of giving and volunteering, but also in the philanthropic example it sets for others to follow.

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Mr. & Mrs. James Artherholt Ruth Barker Mr. & Mrs. Marsh Bryan Barbara DeSousa John & Susan Karlin Stephanie Luraschi & Andrew Weiss Salon CoCo Bond Samm & Corey Popham Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Pytlar Dr. and Mrs. John D. Royall The Senft Family White Dove Cleaners Mr. & Mrs. Bassett S. Winmill

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Thank you to our generous donors…

George & Kathy Doehner Jackie & Arthur Dornbusch Down to Basics Eagle Ridge Golf Club Entertain With Jane Drew Eitner Tom & Betsy Schmalz Ferguson Five Seasons The Flaky Tart The Flippo Family Frame to Please Frederick Fekkai Salon The Gemmel Family The Glover Family Goldman Sachs Frankie Goodwyn Kathy Goullet Guaranteed Plants Daphne Halpern The Haley Family Haniken Jewelers Hartshorn Portraiture Sandy Henning Henri Bendel Highpoint Auto Insurance Sarah Hilton Mike & Kristen Hoey The Hou Family Jon Lori Salon John & Sue Karlin Kick The Klein Family Andrew Komery The Krasko Family The Kroon Family The Kurr Foundation Em Lawes The Lawless Family The Lawrence Family Leonardo Jewelers David Lipani Little Silver Family Pharmacy Sarah Lurasch Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Lynch

The Maloof Family Sheila Martello The McCooey Family The McDonagh Family Lorraine McDonald Mary Ann & Tom McDonald The McHugh Family The Melting Pot The Mergenthaler Family Merrill Lynch Peter & Beth Micioni Debbie Monier Monmouth Park Monmouth Street Tile JP Morgan - The Kelly Group The Murgio Family Navarumsunk Auxiliary New Jersey Natural Gas Newport Capital Group Nicholas Scott Nickerson Gloria Nilson The O’Donoghue Family Mary Jane O’Hare The Olson Family Oyster Point Hotel Panera Bread The Patton Family Alan & Barbara Pertchik The Polk Family Samm & Corey Popham Professional Pharmacy Pat Pritchard Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Pytlar Red Bank Cleaners Red Bank Gastroenterology The Reger Family River Road Books The Riccio Family Eva Roffler The Rose Family Jean Royall Rumson-Fair Haven Bank Rumson Pharmacy

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Salon CoCo Bond Salt Creek Grille Sandy Hook Yacht Sales, Inc. SeaBreeze Cleaners Seagate Minerals & Metals SeaStreak The Senft Family Carlo Sestito Financial Sickles Market Susan & Robert Sorokolit Spa at the Commons Spa at Galleria Steven & Farrel Starker Stephen’s Furs The Sullivan Families Judi & Michael Tavill The Tetrault Family Theresa Atigas Photography Thompson Memorial Home Threads B.J. Thompson The Thompson Family Tommy's Coal-Fired Pizza Two River Theater Ingrid Tyler Victoria’s Walt Disney World Jan Ward The Weber Family Lee Weber Andrew Weiss Peggy Werber Ann White Betty White Widman, Cooney & Wilson White Dove Cleaners Willow Cleaners Mr. & Mrs. Bassett S. Winmill Chef Lisa Woodward The Zabaleta Family Jack & Vicki Zeigler Jennifer Zeller Zoe Graphics

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Adult Protective Services

Well before it was federally mandated, Family & Children’s Service was providing Adult Protective Services to those in need in Monmouth County. Working with community partners, our social workers investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults and identify solutions that improve their quality of life. For people like Joe, a developmentally disabled adult living on his own, APS is not only a lifesaver, it is also a lifeline to other much-needed services. Joe was in danger of having his utilities shut off and being forcibly evicted from his apartment for failure to pay his bills. When the case was referred to APS, our social workers quickly discovered that Joe’s designated Representative Payee was financially exploiting him, using Joe’s money to pay for his own expenses. APS contacted the appropriate authorities, helped Joe change his Rep Payee to FCS and referred him to other support systems to keep him at home and safe. It’s one of the countless ways vulnerable adults have come to count on us. Clients served last year: 584 Number of APS caseworkers: 5 Number of years in service: 31 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to Adult Protective Services is made possible by the generous support of

The D eFabio Family

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KIDS Corps

Not many high school juniors know exactly what they want to be when they grow up, but after volunteering at the Courthouse of the Monmouth Vicinage for the past two years, 16-year-old Angela Cifelli says she is certain she wants to be a prosecutor. Angela and 30 other student volunteers spent four weeks this summer observing court cases, archiving documents and interviewing lawyers and judges to gain a better understanding of the law. The Monmouth Vicinage is one of 74 local non-profit supported by Family & Children’s Service’s KIDS Corps, a volunteer services program that places students in age-appropriate volunteer positions throughout Monmouth County, empowering them to make a difference in their community. In Angela’s case, the experience was life-altering. “I loved it!” Angela exclaims. “I only hope I can do it again next year.” Average age of KIDS Corps volunteers: 15 Total number of agencies served: 74 Total volunteers: 195 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to KIDS Corps is made possible by the generous support of

The Sorokolit Family

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Operation Sleighbells

For more than a century, Operation Sleighbells has been granting the holiday wishes of thousands of Monmouth County children, providing new toys, books and clothing to families who would otherwise go without. It is a community effort that relies on the goodwill and generosity of our extraordinary friends and neighbors including Monmouth Medical Center (MMC). Last year, MMC donated space on its Long Branch campus, providing a safe, heated environment to sort, pack and distribute the nearly ten tons of donated items. “It is part of the vision for Monmouth Medical Center to be a leader in forming collaborative relationships with other providers in service to our community,” says Frank J. Vozos, M.D., Executive Director of Monmouth Medical Center. “By working with FCS in support of Operation Sleighbells, we are meeting this goal.” Number of Gifts Distributed during the 2010 Holiday Season: 8,304 Number of children served in 2010: 1,339 Number of years of giving: 102 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to Operation Sleighbells is made possible by the generous support of

The Mergenthaler Family

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Reading Buddies

Every Friday for the past five years, Doris Mahoney has traveled to the Red Bank Primary School to read aloud to a small group of first-graders. She is one of nearly 200 volunteers currently participating in FCS’s Reading Buddies program, a weekly intergenerational shared reading program implemented by the agency’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Reading Buddies currently operates in 17 public elementary schools throughout Monmouth County. Sharing a passion for books and love of reading, Reading Buddy volunteers help foster literacy skills and build confidence in their beginner readers. The students are not the only ones to benefit from the experience. “The children are so receptive. They hang on to my every word,” Doris says. “When you are retired, it’s a nice feeling to have the children so excited to see you!” Number of schools participating: 17 Total active volunteers: 195 Total hours of service: 5,279 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to Reading Buddies is made possible by the generous support of

The Reger Family

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Representative Payee Program

For people like Paralee, the Representative Payee Program has been a pathway to a more productive life. A 63-year-old former drug addict who is HIV-positive, Paralee used to spend her days living on the streets, using what little money she had to purchase drugs. Following extensive rehabilitation, she was moved into a residential treatment facility where she was referred to Family & Children’s Service’s Rep Payee program, a program which manages the finances of individuals who are not able to do so due to physical or mental limitations. Today, Rep Payee serves more than 350 clients, many of whom would be homeless without the service. By turning over the management of her finances to FCS, Paralee gained some control of her life. She successfully navigated the residential treatment program and eventually transitioned into her own apartment. In fact, this June, Paralee’s building’s Tenants’ Association elected her their president. Individuals whose finances are managed: 360 Increase in cases in just the last year: 43% Total dollars disbursed last year: $2,340,141 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to the Representative Payee Program is made possible by the generous support of

The Micioni Family

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

85-year-old Mary Jane Sharpe has never been one to slow down. A former sky diver, Mary Jane is now legally blind, but that doesn’t stop her from volunteering weekly at the CentraState Hospital Thrift Shop, stocking shelves and assisting customers with their purchases. In 2010, she volunteered more than 5,000 hours of her time through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the country’s largest volunteer program for people age 55 and older. “Jane’s positive attitude toward life is an inspiration to her volunteer family,” says CentraState Thrift Shop manager Dorothy Peterson. RSVP volunteers can be found donating their skills and services to more than 42 Monmouth County non-profits, from hospitals to food pantries, contributing more than 55,000 hours in 2010. Calculated in real dollars, their time adds up to $1.5 million, but in times of economic uncertainty, their contributions are priceless. Total active volunteers: 533 Total number of volunteer hours: 55,606 Number of places our RSVP volunteers can be found volunteering: 42 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to RSVP is made possible by the generous support of

The Thompson Family

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State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Area seniors who need help navigating the complex maze of Medicare have a valuable ally in Mike Power. The 64-year-old retired corrections official and licensed social worker is somewhat of an expert on Medicare issues. As one of only 18 trained Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors in Monmouth County, Mike volunteers ten to 15 hours a week at the Family & Children’s Service Long Branch office, patiently counseling clients about everything from enrollment to prescription drug benefit issues. Despite the long hours, Mike says he gets more out of volunteering than he gives. “Being a SHIP volunteer is very satisfying,” Mike says. “It’s a great feeling to help clients cut through the bureaucracy and get them benefits they may not even know they are entitled to!” Number of Monmouth County consulting sites: 16 Number of trained SHIP volunteers: 18 Number of clients served: 1,272 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to the State Health Insurance Assistance Program is made possible by the generous support of

The D el Priore Family

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Home Care Services

When Wilhelmina Uhl needed a home health aide for her mother, Johanna, she chose a trusted and reliable resource: Family & Children’s Service. At age 90, Johanna is maintaining her independence at home with the assistance of her home health aide, Bonnie. “I am my mother’s only child,” Wilhelmina says. “Having Bonnie takes a lot of the responsibility off my shoulders. It allows me to spend more quality time with my mother, rather than doing chores for my mother.” In addition to offering certified home health aide services for clients like Johanna, FCS provides supportive care aides (companions) in various settings. “I don’t know what we would do without our home health aide,” Wilhelmina says. “She’s a real blessing.” Number of certified home health and supportive care aides: 200 Number of clients served: 597 Annual number of visits: 161,791 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to Home Care Services is made possible by the generous support of

The Sullivan Family

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Statewide Respite Care Program For some time, Ocean township resident Felicita Rodriguez has been the sole full-time caregiver for her 94-year-old uncle, Felix Santiago. It’s a labor of love for someone like Felicita, but potentially physically and emotionally exhausting for the caregiver. Fortunately, Felicita found relief through the Family & Children’s Service Statewide Respite Care Program, which provides respite services for Monmouth County residents who are caring for elderly or disabled relatives or friends. FCS helped Felicita obtain a grant to place her uncle in a Spanish-speaking adult day program two days a week, giving her a much-needed break from her round-the-clock caregiver duties. “I was one of the countless people who counted on Family & Children’s Service and they came through for me,” Felicita says. “We will always have a special place in our hearts for FCS.” Caregivers who benefit from respite services each year: 80 Annual home health aide and supportive care hours provided: 6,000 Annual grant dollars disbursed: $265,983 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to the Statewide Respite Care Program is made possible by the generous support of

The DiFiglia Family

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The FCS Thrift Boutique

When Regine Tallefsen’s 17-year-old daughter needed a dress for her high school senior prom, she brought her to the annual Prom Boutique sponsored by the Family & Children’s Service Thrift Boutique in Long Branch. There, her daughter was able to select from among hundreds of new and nearly-new dresses, shoes, purses and accessories to create her perfect prom ensemble for just $15. “My husband and I are out of work and currently living on unemployment,” Regine told the helpful sales staff. “I don’t have to tell you how important this type of shop is for people who need to stretch their budget.” The Prom Boutique is just one of the many ways the Thrift Boutique responds to the changing needs of the community. From distributing clothing to families displaced by fire, to donating materials to a summer recycling camp, the Boutique continues to be a valued and trusted community resource. For Regine’s daughter, who donated her own gown for next year’s event, it’s also an opportunity for her to give back. Number of customers in 2010: 12,201 Number of years in business: 15 Number of one-of-a-kind items sold last year: 76,321 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to The FCS Thrift Boutique is made possible by the generous support of

The Klein Family

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Home Care Grants Program

90-year-old Johanna Oseick has been a widow for nearly 40 years, so living independently is something she values, and likes. Last year, FCS provided free home care services to more than 270 disabled and senior Monmouth County residents like Johanna, allowing them to remain at home while recovering from illness or other medical conditions. Thanks to the Home Care Grants Program, Johanna can count on getting the support she needs to keep living a full life. Total clients served: 274 Total grant dollars awarded: $1,069,731 Total home health aide hours provided: 58,149 Lives changed: Countless

This tribute to the Home Care Grants Program is made possible by the generous support of

The McDonald Family

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AARP Foundation Money Management Program

When macular degeneration began limiting Anna’s vision, her family grew concerned. At 85, Anna valued her independence, but she was having trouble reading the mail and paying her bills. Anna was referred to Family & Children’s Service’s Money Management Program which provides assistance to seniors or disabled individuals who need help managing their finances. Working in collaboration with the AARP Foundation, FCS connects volunteers with individuals who need help paying their monthly bills, balancing their checkbooks and providing general money management assistance. Anna now receives monthly visits from volunteer Lisa Banwell. “This is a service she really needs, and I enjoy doing it,” Lisa says. “It’s a very worthwhile feeling knowing you are helping someone else.” Total clients served: 60 Number of volunteers: 20 Annual service hours: 300 Lives changed: Countless This tribute to the AARP Foundation Money Management Program is made possible by the generous support of

The Riccio Family

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Congratulations Mom and Patty for an Amazing Gala! Thank you FCS for all that you do for our community. The McCooeys

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Under a Tuscan Moon or Under a Monmouth Beach Moon, Bob & Susan, along with their precious grandchildren, congratulate Lee, B.J. and RCDS for all their wonderful work!

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Sending congratulations and lots of “warm fuzzies� to Family and Children's Service! Thank you for providing 102 years of excellent service to our communities.

Jill and Bill Gemmel along with Sophie and Sadie

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With much love from your ‘Clan’

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B.J. Thompson Always enjoying the ride!!

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All our love, Monica and Andrew

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Mom & Susan, Thank you for all your hard work & dedication. Cheers to a fabulous gala! Love, Erica & David

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The Chavez Family is Proud To suPPorT Family & Children’s serviCe

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Our Best Wishes for a Successful Event! The Thompson Family


Thank you RCDS & All Honorees for Your Kind Hearts & Generous Spirits! Love, Nicole, Eugene, Trey, Hanaway, Emmett & Wells Croddick

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ongratulations Family & Children’s Service for more than a century

of outstanding service to our community.


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Congratulations Susan & Patty, and the entire FCS Gala Committee. We are so proud of the great work you do for FCS. Love, The DeSenas

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Congratulations Susan & Patty on a Great Event!

Tom, Cari, Tyler & Ryan Lawless

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Congratulations to Family & Children’s Service for 102 years of outstanding service to the community. The O’Donoghues



Robert D. Patton Goldman, Sachs & Co. Private Wealth Management

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Congratulations to Our Honorees and to Susan & Patty for a Job Well Done. Bravissimo! The Riccio Family

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Congratulations and Best Wishes. Here’s to a Fantastic Event! Steven & Farrel Starker

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Congratulations on a Fabulous Event! Love, The McDonaghs

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Best Wishes to Our Dear Friend B.J. Thompson We Applaud Your 40 Years of Dedication to Family & Children’s Service We Think of You as Part of Our Family With Love, Bob & Corky Lawrence Brett, Gerri, Aiden & Sadie Lawrence

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B.J. & Lee Your Devotion to Family & Children’s Service is Unsurpassed As is Our Friendship Thank You from All of Us With Love, Jan Ward, Pat Pritchard, Frankie Goodwyn, Peggy Werber, Debbie Monier & em Lawes

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Congratulations and thank you to B.J. Thompson and the other Honorees for all your fantastic work that has made our community a better place. With Admiration, The Patton & Haley Families

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Best Wishes The Baret Family

Under aTuscan Moon Mom, Your steadfast love and dedication to us as well as your commitment and belief in helping others through Family & Children’s Service reminds us every day how fortunate we are to have you. Congratulations to you and B.J. for all your accomplishments. We are so proud of you!

Love, Greg & Kelly, Cindy & Denis, Jamie & Jeni, and grandchildren Lauren, Emma, Mac, Charlotte and Lily

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ur predecessor, Mac Evans, President Emeritus, called Family & Children’s Service her magnificent obsession, and so it has been for us. Since we were young women we have believed in the value of the many services FCS provides to the community. Volunteerism has been a great source of satisfaction in our own lives, and is the basis for the American ideal of commitment to others. The little known fact, though, is that the volunteer receives far more in return for the experience. We are both so very grateful to FCS for the richness and joy it has contributed to our lives. Thank you Family & Children’s Service, from the bottom of our hearts. B.J. and Lee

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Best Wishes for a Wonderful Event! Love, The Olson Family

Under aTuscan Moon We Salute all the Staff and Volunteers at FCS for Their Tireless Commitment to Our Community

The DeFabio Family

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To Our Moms, You are both an inspiration to us. Love, Mary Jane & Jeni

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Congratulations Susan & Patty On a “Beautiful Evening Under a Tuscan Moon”

Jackie and Arthur Dornbusch

Red Bank Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 365 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701 Telephone 732-842-4294 Fax 732-842-3854 Website -

Making Our Communities Better Together

At New Jersey Natural Gas, we proudly share our time, talents and resources where help is needed. Partnering with organizations like Family & Children’s Service, we are making our communities better together.

Congratulations to 2011 Honorees B.J. Thompson, Lee Weber and The Rumson Country Day School.

Thank You for Helping Make Our Communities Better Every Day!


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“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.” – Buddha


A privately owned funeral home providing personal service for the families of our community. Bruce S. Thompson • Owner & Manager NJ Lic # 3740 310 Broad Street

Red Bank

New Jersey


Tel 732 747 0226

We proudly salute Family & Children’s Service for its contributions to the community. y John B. (Jack) Kelly Managing Director

John B. Kelly, II Managing Director

The Kelly Group J.P. Morgan Securities 277 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10172 Tel: 212.272.9581 Fax: 917.849.0058 J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Member FINRA, SIPC

Robert W. Kelly Managing Director

Congratulations to Family & Children’s Service on your 102nd Anniversary and for all the wonderful services you provide to the community. Betsy Schmalz Ferguson & Tom Ferguson

Thank you Family & Children’s Service and the Rumson Country Day School for your dedication and commitment to better our community. The Zabaleta Family

We are blessed with Jack & Juliette Zeigler & Brian, Heather & Kevin Wright

Our Love for All Our Children, Jack & Vicki Zeigler

Congratulations to Susan Sorokolit For All You Do! Judi & Michael Tavill

CHASE for Life and the Boyle Family Proudly Support Family & Children’s Service

Congratulations to Family & Children’s Service in their second century! The Binns Family

Our Congratulations to B.J. and Lee for their many, many years of caring, time and dedication to Family and Children’s Service, and especially for their devotion to the Navarumsunk Auxiliary. Cynthia Mathews, President • Celeste Donovan, Vice President • Pam Tanis, Treasurer Ruth Barker

Maureen Kachinski

Kathryn Kent Patton

Patti Delaney

Susan Karlin

Terese Pinto

Betsy Moody

Arlene Lospinoso

Pat Pritchard

Schmalz Ferguson

Maxine Lyle

Marie Rell

Fran Hamill

Jeanne Metzger

Betty Ann Ryan

Ibby Hertz

Louise Molke

Alida Soons

Maureen Hintelmann

Debbie Monier

Ann Swikart

Anna Grace Howie

Mary Jane O’Hare

Joyce Wingerter

Dot Jardine

Rene O'Neil

Maureen Winter

Congratulations to our matron of honor, Aunt and friend Sue, her co-chair Patty, and the entire FCS Committee on their hard work and dedication. What a great cause! Love, Mike and Kristen Hoey

444 Ocean Blvd. North Long Branch, NJ 732-222-3838

Our heartfelt congratulations to B.J. and Lee on your lifetime of service award. Your devotion and time given to FCS are unequaled. It was our good fortune to be on the FCS Board with you both.

Ann White

Ingrid Tyler

Family and Children are God's Greatest Gifts! Thank you to Family & Children's Service for your continued guidance and protection of both. God Bless! Dana, Scott, Helena & Chloe Polk

ongratulations to

Family & Children Service

for 102 101 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community. A special thank you to the staff and volunteers who make it all possible.

God Bless You All! The Barlow’s Family and Staff 

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Thanks for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 gala!

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Best Wishes for a Successful Gala Barbara & Alan Pertchik

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732.741.8466 45 Lafayette Street Rumson, NJ 07760 e-mail:

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RED BANK CLEANERS 175 Broad Street

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Congratulations to B.J. & Lee

WIDMAN COONEY & WILSON Attorneys At Law DOUGLAS J. WIDMAN (N.J. D.C. and N.Y. Bars) JOSEPH K. COONEY (Certified by the Supreme Court of N.J. as a Civil Trial Attorney)

WILLIAM E. WILSON RUSSELL V. MANCINO EILEEN W. McGANN CATHERINE M. CARTON EDMUND F. FITTERER RYAN E. BOYLE PHYLLIS WIDMAN FRIEDMAN (Of Counsel) Commercial Litigation • Personal Injury Corporate/Business Law • Wills & Estates Criminal, Municipal Law • Matrimonial • Bankruptcy Real Estate • Employment Law • Equine Law 1803 Highway 35 • Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755 (732)531-4141 • fax (732)531-7773

The Callmans Chillie & Lee

THE BLACK & WHITE BALL Under aTuscan Moon OUR MISSION We serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care, and counseling.

OUR VISION FCS will be the first choice of individuals and families seeking social services, educational support, caregiver relief or in-home intervention, and care for disabled or elderly loved ones. By creating and maintaining strong community partnerships, investing in the professional development of our staff and continuously improving the quality of our services, we strive to be the standard by which other social service agencies in Monmouth County are judged.

OUR PROGRAMS AARP Money Management Adult Protective Services FCS Thrift Boutique Home Care Services KIDS Corps Operation Sleighbells Reading Buddies Representative Payee Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Statewide Respite Care

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