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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey “The Gala – Back in Black”

June 36:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Berkeley Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712 + Google Map

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey (BBBSCNNJ) will hold The Gala – Back in Black on Friday, June 3, 2022, at The Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. The Gala will honor OceanFirst and Steve Tsimbinos, John Harris, and Michael Salerno, for their continuous dedication to BBBSCNNJ and service to the community.

The evening will begin with an elegant cocktail reception and live music from Acute Inflections, followed by dinner and dancing with special guests Des & the Swagmatics. A live auction will feature the opportunity to “Make-A-Match” where attendees can pledge the cost of bringing a child together with a caring, adult mentor and for professional supervision of the match for the first year. In addition, the 2022 Bigs & Littles of the Year will be in attendance to share their stories about how their mentoring relationship has changed their lives and helped them to realize their full potential.

“Our agency is grateful to all of our supporters and honorees for their continued commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Through their generosity, BBBSCNNJ is able to sustain and expand our mentoring programs and provide caring mentors to more children in the 10 counties we serve,” said William Salcedo, Executive Director.

Current sponsors for The Gala include Gold Sponsor, Amazon; Silver Sponsors, 2M Electric LLC, Fahey Hospitality Group, Point32Health, and Spiro Harrison; Support Sponsors, Dentistry at Sea Girt, HFCF, McCue Captains/World Insurance Associates, OceanFirst Bank, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, Robert Half Talent Solutions, and Westcor.

For BBBSCNNJ, The Gala marks the return of their signature event for raising awareness about the need for mentors as well as the need for funds to sustain and expand their programs. Individual Gala tickets are $250. Sponsorship and ad opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit our website at , call 732-444-3539 or email

For the past 46 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey has been making a positive difference in the lives of children through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with adult volunteers. BBBSCNNJ empowers children to achieve their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and caring individuals. BBBSCNNJ currently represents 10 counties in New Jersey, including Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren. For more information on becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister or to donate, visit: