NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday night The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) hosted their first Adult Game Night fundraiser at The Paca Club in New Providence.  The night, emceed by guest host Cathy Balsamo, was full of laughs and fierce competition.  

Carla McGlynn, BHEF’s Corresponding Secretary, opened the event by greeting and thanking the audience, “BHEF could not do what we do without the support of families and the businesses that are in town.  We are really, really happy that we can put together an event like this and give you a distraction from the negativity that surrounds us by providing something so positive”.  

BHEF’s Adult Game Night, modeled after the popular television game show Family Feud, challenged 13 teams to four rounds of naming the most popular responses to survey questions.  The fundraiser attracted local parents, business owners, members of The Berkeley Heights Board of Education, Councilman Stephen Yellin and even Berkeley Heights School District’s new Superintendent, Dr. Melissa Varley.  

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Attendees were invited to bring their own food and drinks to enjoy while playing, though some light refreshments were provided.  In addition to the organized game, the event also featured a 50/50 raffle and a wine pull which both served as opportunities to further raise funds for the foundation. 

The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation was formed in 1994 when a dedicated group of residents and local business people came together with a mission to enrich academic development in the district.  The organization raises funds and distributes the proceeds directly to the Berkeley Heights schools in the form of grants. The BHEF continues to be a group of dedicated volunteers that operates independently of the Board of Education and the PTOs.  For more information about The BHEF and upcoming events visit,