Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey’s “The Big Idea Gala”

June 96:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey (BBBSCNNJ) will hold The BIG Idea Gala on Friday June 9, 2023, at Bell Works in Holmdel from 6 – 10 p.m. The Gala will honor BMW of North America, Catherine Franzoni of Manasquan Bank, and Tom DeFelice III of Circle BMW for their dedication to BBBSCNNJ and service to the community.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and live music from Acute Inflections, followed by dinner and a program highlighting each honoree plus the BBBSCNNJ mentoring programs and Bigs and Littles of the Year. 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. The evening will also feature music, a silent auction, raffles, and a rooftop after party at Bar Bella.

“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 Bigs to more than 1,500 youth,” said William Salcedo, Executive Director.

For BBBSCNNJ, The Gala is a key event that helps raise awareness about the need for mentors as well as the need for funds to sustain and expand their programs. Individual Gala tickets are $300. Sponsorship and ad opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit our website at or contact 732-444-3539 or