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Hearts of Hope 2016

05/11/16

Hearts of Hope 2016
Colleen Frankenfeld, President & CEO of LSMNJ, & Rafael Haciski, ESQ., Producer at The Graham Company.

A lovely spring night set the stage for the annual Hearts of Hope event on Thursday, April 14th at Crane's Mill in West Caldwell. Nearly 120 people had a wonderful time. The evening raised over $35,000 for three LSMNJ programs. New Visions Homeless Day Shelter in Camden, the Good Samaritan Fund, and affordable housing ministries all benefited from the night's proceeds.

Guests played a variety of casino games all in the name of a good cause. The favorite of the night seemed to be roulette, where winning numbers kept guests happy. Nutrition Management provided a delicious assortment of food. The seafood table and signature drink, each surrounded by an ice sculpture, added to the festive atmosphere of the night. The host sponsor for the event, Rafael Haciski, The Graham Company, commented, "We are proud to partner with LSMNJ and, collectively, address issues of homelessness in our community." "If not for LSMNJ Foundation board members and partners, the everyday shelter and comfort we offer through LSMNJ's diverse programs and services would not be possible," added Beth Gebhart. Calling Hearts of Hope an all-around success, she noted, "The event was a real team effort--from members of the board to the folks serving dinner--and everyone had a great time."

View photos from the event.