The ADC hosts two fundraising events each year to raise operating support.
The Generations Gala is our signature event where we present a deserving member of the community with the Steve Kalafer Community Leadership Award. Now in its eleventh year, please save the date for November 9, 2022 at The Palace at Somerset Park. We will announce our 2022 awardee in the spring.
Our 2021 honoree was James Hughes, President and CEO of Unity Bank. The Gala was held on November 16, 2021.
The ADC has renamed its Generations Gala Award as the Steve Kalafer Community Leadership Award to honor the memory of the late entrepreneur and longtime ADC supporter, Steve Kalafer.
Steve was a passionate supporter of many non-profits in New Jersey, and we were honored to be one of them. He was committed to our mission of providing compassionate day care services and making sure we had the resources needed to take care of our members and caregivers. He was a loyal and generous neighbor, providing both financial contributions to the Center’s building project, annual campaign and special events, and leadership to the Inaugural Gala in 2011. He received the Generations Gala Award in 2017.
Thank you to the Kalafer Family for letting us honor Steve in this way.
Getting Better with Age Wine Tasting and Fundraising Event
Now in its 24th year, our wine tasting is held in the spring and is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th. Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Carolina Wine Brands we will enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner, entertainment while trying new wines and raising funds for the ADC. In addition, we will present the sixth annual Anita and Jim Ventantonio Volunteerism Award. Save the date for June 16th at the Raritan Valley Country Club.
The Anita and Jim Ventantonio Volunteerism Award was named in memory of Bridgewater residents Jim and Anita Ventantonio to recognize exemplary volunteers who have shared their time and talent with the ADC. The Ventantonios made generous contributions of financial resources and leadership to the ADC and to the greater Somerset County community. Jim served on the Board of Trustees and subsequently served as legal counsel when ADC was a tenant at the People Care Center. Anita sat on the Board of Trustees from 2012 – 2015 and served as Chair.
Join us for our 24th Getting Better with Age Wine Tasting on the patio of the Raritan Valley Country Club on Thursday, June 16th.
We are planning for a wonderful evening with food, wine tasting, and fellowship. We will be sampling an assortment of Italian wines, Italian food and live entertainment. Spaces are limited so please make your reservations early.