MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  On Thursday, May 9, Collier Youth Services held its annual Gala at Addison Park in Aberdeen. Nearly 250 friends attended to join together to Celebrate Collier and honor Colleen and Andrew Janiw, Beacon Planning and Consulting Services, The Rotary Club of Red Bank, and Vonage for their longstanding support of Collier School, Collier Residential Program, and Kateri Day Camp.

Executive Director of Collier Youth Services Sr. Debbie Drago commented, "Collier Youth Services is so pleased to honor the good work, community involvement and generosity of Colleen and Andrew Janiw, Beacon Planning and Consulting Services, LLC, Rotary Club of Red Bank and Vonage. They have been exceptional supporters of Collier Youth Services and we are so grateful to them for their involvement and belief in the Collier Mission: that not one of God’s children will be lost in the chaos of the times and that all children deserve to be cared for in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity and hope. The gala was a wonderful celebration of all the people whose love and generosity filled the room with goodness!"

At every Collier Gala and special event, the guests are treated to a video of one or more of Collier's three programs. At the Gala, the video below was shown. Take the the time to watch the brief video and see why Collier is celebrated.

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Click the link below to watch the video shared at the Gala about Kateri Day Camp.


Special thanks was given to the following sponsors for their support:  

Corporate Champion

Rubenstein Properties
Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork, Inc.

Event Sponsors 

Beacon Planning and Consulting Services, LLC
James and Kimberly Pallotta

Shepherd Sponsors

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Tradition (North America) Inc.

Benefactor Sponsors

Elizabeth R. Culligan
​Schoor Family Foundation
Sisters of the Good Shepherd,
Province of New York/Toronto 

Patron Sponsor

Caro Electric, Inc.
Carol Stillwell, Stillwell-Hansen Inc.
Lewis M. Gabbe Foundation

Entertainment Sponsor
Beacon Trust
HK Commercial Realty Advisors
Joseph S. Vetrano, MD
Amboy Bank
The Spano Family Charitable Foundation

Friend Sponsor

Risa & Joe De Maio
Bridget B. Manzi
Toll Brothers

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For an interesting article about the different programs Collier has and the history of Collier click here.  

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