New Providence Education Foundation Thanks Donors to Successful Casino Royale Event

The Roaring Twenties were back with casino games, silent and live auctions, contests, tricky tray raffle, and a dizzying array of prizes featured at this year’s Casino Royale hosted by the New Providence Education Foundation (NPEF).

The event was a huge success – more than 200 attendees raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of NPEF’s ongoing efforts to create successful partnerships between the New Providence public school community and the community at large, including residents, alumni, and businesses, to provide for and enhance the educational experiences of our students.

The success of Casino Royale was driven by countless volunteers and the meaningful support of many, many donors.  The NPEF would like to extend special thanks to:

Corporate Donors:  Benefit Sources and Solutions, Stephan Stenger, Argent Contracting Co., Inc., Plumbing, Heating, & Mechanical Contractors, Physical Therapy Services of Morristown, Thomas Trezza, Dr. Robert T. Robinson, D.D.S., P.A. Orthodontist, Donohue, Gironda & Doria, CPA’s, The Richard Knowles Agency, Paul Joyce, Genualdi Orthodontic Associates, P.A., and Kirusa

Community Donors of Silent Auction items:  Turpin Real Estate, Torbilt Construction, Scott Herman / CBS Radio, Smolin, Lupin, & Co. P.A. , McGrath’s Hardware, Ninety Acres Culinary Center, Taylor Rental, Kidville, Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors, Colonial Appliance, Braunschwieger Jewelers, and Stop & Shop

Donors of Goods and Services used at the event:  Ken-Rents, New Providence Senior Citizens Center, Jersey Girl Photo Booth, Accents By Nancy, and Berkeley Wine Company

Families that made donations to the event:  McLane, Fitzgerald, Sturdevant, Maneely, Haugh, Torsiello, Castagna, Naughton, Kline, Kowantz, Nelson, DeLuca, Tallone, Lattman, Menen, Kogan, Licari, Parker, Cook, Botvinis, DeMetropolis, Bradley, Sarlund, Matsikoudis, Kang, Barth, Bissaccia, Vitale, Engelbrechtsen, Hall, Karrat, Fusillo, McLane, Vyzas, Lorne, Walsh, Boyd, Ondreiko, Pazdera, and Esposito

Teachers who donated their time and talents via the Stars on Staff silent auctions:  Chef Niko Mousmoutis, New Providence High School; David Goldstein, language arts teacher and girls head tennis coach, New Providence High School; Vanessa Allen, third grade teacher, Salt Brook Elementary School; Paula McGraw, Media Specialist, New Providence High School; Clint Pazdera math teacher, Salt Brook Elementary School and girls basketball coach, New Providence High School

The members of NPEF and their supporters raise and distribute monies for the schools each and every year. These grants are teacher-initiated, help supplement existing programs, and provide for new and innovative efforts, many of which would not otherwise be funded.  Since its inception in 2004, and through the generosity of its supporters, the NPEF has provided more than a half-a-million dollars in grants.

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