Join Women@NJPAC for this unforgettable evening of music and the party of the year, the annual Spotlight Gala! Help us raise essential funds to advance NJPAC’s work in arts education, community engagement and arts and well-being.

View the 2024 Spotlight Gala Brochure


 schedule of events 

5:30PM Cocktails
6:45PM Gourmet Dinner
8:00PM Concert, Live Auction & Founders Award Ceremony
9:30PM Dessert, Dancing & After-Party


 founders award 2024 honoree 

for commitment to NJPAC, Newark and the Arts

On this special evening, we will present NJPAC’s Founders Award to Prudential Financial in recognition of the unique and essential role the company has played in building, sustaining and expanding the Arts Center since its inception – and in celebration of Prudential’s 150 years in Newark.


Gladys Knight

A genuine living legend of American music, Gladys Knight has won seven GRAMMY® Awards for her recordings that span gospel, pop, R&B and soul. For this extraordinary concert, the “Empress of Soul” will perform hits and rarities from across her decades in the music business.

 gala 2024 co-chairs 

Mindy A. Cohen

co-president, Women@NJPAC and njpac board member

Patricia L. Capawana

vice president, women@njpac

attire | festive black tie attire

For more information about sponsorships and tickets, please contact Women@NJPAC at women@njpac.org or call Sarah Rosen, Managing Director at 973.297.5806.


 generously sponsored by 


Mindy A. Cohen and David J. Bershad
Arthur F. Ryan