Giving Back

Summit Speech School Celebrates its Roots at Annual 'Spring Benefit' Apr. 4

From left, New Providence resident and event committee member Maggie Reilly, school mom and New Providence resident Amanda Choi, her daughter Samantha, and Summit's Rose Mathesius, school volunteer. Credits: Summit Speech School

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit Speech School, which teaches deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and speak for themselves, so they can succeed as part of the hearing world, will host its 27th Annual 'Spring Benefit' April 4.

The 'Spring Benefit' is actually two events in one day, with a 10 a.m. luncheon presentation and 6 p.m. dinner party, both of which will be held at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster.

Chaired by parent Randi Silverstein, the event's dinner will include both silent and ticket auctions, a grand raffle with cash prizes, a gourmet chocolate sale, and a wine pull. The events raise crucial funds for the Summit Speech School's programs and services.

Sign Up for E-News

The 'Spring Benefit' started as a flower show 27 years ago. “We are so excited to be ‘going back to our roots’ at this year’s luncheon by featuring a floral design presentation by botanist and floral designer Samantha Rothman, owner of Fairview Farm and Flowers. It’s very special to be honoring our beginnings at this year’s Benefit,” said Randi Silverstein.

After the luncheon concludes, the evening dinner party will kick-off with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, and music. All event proceeds benefit the School’s deaf and hard of hearing kids.   

Summit Speech School’s young children often enter the School at a challenging time in their lives, with some only able to say a few words, Summit Speech School is a place where children overcome longstanding obstacles and begin to blossom and grow into active participants in the speaking world.

A big part of the transformation in Summit Speech School students is due to the profound dedication of the School’s staff. This year, the Spring Benefit will honor Ellen Hansen, Summit Speech School’s beloved pediatric audiologist, and feature Summit Speech School alumna Becca Von Lange.

Founded in 1967, Summit Speech School works with children and their families, from infancy through high school, to develop skills in listening, learning, and communicating, building on the student’s own hearing ability supplemented with modern technology such as hearing aids and cochlear implants.

For event ticket and other support opportunities, visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Berkeley Heights’ Women of the Week (WoW) Series features Beth Ferris Sale

March 18, 2018

In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is pleased to announce an exciting initiative called, Women of the Week (WoW) Series. In the spirit of community, we wanted to honor the women right here in Berkeley Heights who are impacting the world in their own way for the remaining weeks of Women’s History ...

LinkedIn: It’s About Being Found: Presentation at Scotch Plains Library on April 9

March 24, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ​In today's market, a LinkedIn profile is a "must have" for any professional or job seeker, as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But just having a profile isn't enough.

On Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library welcomes back Alex Freund, "The Landing Expert," for a presentation that ...

Siblings Host Dinner in Support of Our House

In the spirit of giving back, one family has made a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by hosting a dinner and silent auction at Sette restaurant in Bernardsville on March 17, 2018, raising $26,000 for the non-profit, Our House, Inc., of New Providence.

Philip and Maria Provenzano, of Nutley, and Angela Provenzano Schaub, of Westfield, organized the fundraising ...

Theater Project Presents: 'Leap of Faith'

The Theater Project will present a staged, script-in-hand reading of “Leap of Faith,” a new play by Stephanie Griffin, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Ave.) "Leap of Faith" challenges the definition of motherhood as two sisters fight over custody of an eight-year old child. Ms. Griffin, a member of the Theater ...

Darkness To Light: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Summit Area YMCA is joining Ys across the country to increase awareness of how to recognize the signs and prevent child sexual abuse.

The YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light to bring the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training to our communities. Our next training session will be held on Thursday 26th from 4:00PM - ...

Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

Somerset County Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

March 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Burent Middle School , Union

Union County Wide - March for Our Lives

Government Law & Justice

Sat, March 24, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Rescue, Berkeley Heights

Dog Adoption Event


Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

New Providence United Methodist Church, New Providence

New Providence United Methodist Church Easter Egg ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

New Providence United Methodist Church, New Providence

New Providence United Methodist Church Easter Egg ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Sat, March 24, 8:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Strollers Present John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

Arts & Entertainment

JCP&L Representative Describes Utility’s Actions During Storm Quinn, Answers Residents' Questions

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The format of this week’s  Berkeley Heights 'Here and Now' was turned on its head this week. Mayor Bob Woodruff reviewed what happened in the township following Storm Quinn and its predecessor Storm Riley, complete with statistics. He then asked a representative of JCP&L questions about the utility’s response, and how it was ...

Berkeley Heights, Here and Now: Redevelopment Updates

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mayor's Round Table has been rebranded to "Berkeley Heights, Here and Now." This new format will continue to provide updates from Mayor Bob Woodruff, municipal offices and the Communications Committee want to hear from citizens, businesses and community organizations.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff addresses the status of the ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Spring Edition

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

You Want a Check for How Much!

 My first admissions gig was working for a small liberal arts college with a pretty hefty price tag.  Picture me at a college fair: name tag in place, pile of brochures ready to go.  An eager family would walk up and we’d start a conversation.  One of the first questions I’d get from parents was about cost and the moment that $50,000-plus figure left my mouth I ...

Getting Real About Retirement – Will You Have Enough Money to Remain Comfortable?

Let’s get real about retirement. Will you have enough to remain comfortable in retirement for 30 years or more?  Studies show this is a recurring fear many Americans have - and for good reason. Many Americans are completely unprepared to fund a comfortable retirement, and remain naive about the actual costs involved.  As a Fee-Only financial advisor, my number one priority is ...