Annual Spring Luncheon & Auction 2019
  • May 7 , 2019
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • Reservations
Women's Association

Annual Spring Luncheon & Auction 2019

10:30 am Silent Auction and Networking in Lobby

12:00 pm Lunch and Program in Prudential Hall

The Women’s Association of NJPAC (WA) is celebrating 25 years and over $52 million raised to support NJPAC and programs that enrich the lives of our current and future generations of cultural citizens.  The WA was established by nine women in 1994 and since that time has grown – to some 2,500 members strong today – to help NJPAC achieve its dreams. Many of the most influential and powerful women  in the state lend their time, talent and treasure to support arts education for our young, champion Newark’s remarkable evolution, and advance NJPAC as a home for world-class artistry. 

An annual favorite, the Spring Luncheon & Auction is a truly unique event hosting over 500 prominent and high profile women business leaders and philanthropists from the NJ metro area onstage for lunch in Prudential Hall. We begin with a networking reception and festive silent auction of must-have items followed by a healthy and delicious lunch before the program.

And of course, we’ll also enjoy a performance from students enrolled in NJPAC’s Arts Education program! Plus, the raffle drawing (need not be present to win!).

We’re happy to announce…

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Special Honored Guest
André Leon Talley

The afternoon will feature André Leon Talley, a legend of the fashion world and an important African-American cultural figure. André will candidly discuss growing up in the segregated South and his journey to the peak of the fashion industry, serving as a protégé of Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol and Anna Wintour. He is a former Vogue director and a judge on the television showAmerica’s Next Top Model , and his life was recently featured in the critically acclaimed documentary The Gospel According to André . He is the author of A.L.T.: A Memoir and A.L.T. 365+ ; has edited two fashion books: The Little Black Dress and Oscar de la Renta and is currently working on his second volume of memoirs: Chiffon Trenches.

We encourage you to check out André’s documentary The Gospel According to André on YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, or Hulu before the Luncheon! Click Here for the trailer.

Co-Chaired by:

Deborah Q. Belfatto
Community Leader and
Faith Taylor
Professor Feliciano Business School,
Montclair State University
Founder of Resiliency Center.

The Ronnie Goldberg Award 2019 Honoree:

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Yvette Glover
The Ronnie Goldberg Award 2019 is given in honor of Founding Member, Past President and Trustee, Veronica M. Goldberg and was created in 2002. It is given in celebration of a Member who has demonstrated “Outstanding Contributions to the Women’s Association and NJPAC.”

Presented by her son Savion Glover, NJPAC Dance Advisor and Board Member. (Shuffle Along, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Jelly’s Last Jam)

Presenting Sponsor:



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The MCJ Amelior Foundation


Official Airline of the Spring Luncheon 2019