Women’s Association Annual Spotlight Gala 2019
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  • Sep 28 , 2019
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Women's Association

Women’s Association Annual Spotlight Gala 2019

Twenty-five years ago, nine women formed a group that blossomed into the Women’s Association of NJPAC, a powerhouse that has generated $52 million for the state’s anchor cultural institution.


The star-studded performance will pay tribute to the Women’s Association of NJPAC’s first Gala and feature the music of Ray Charles, who performed that night.  This one-night-only presentation will be the cornerstone of the year-long celebration and highlight New Jersey Performing Arts Center as the state’s leading performing arts center. 


This festive fundraiser will not only be the party of the year in New Jersey – but will renew our commitment to support a thriving Arts Center for the next generation.


5:30 pm – Cocktails

7:00 pm – Dinner

8:30 pm – Performance & Award Ceremony

10:00 pm – Dessert Extravaganza and After Party


Festive Black Tie Attire


Founders Award 2019 Honorees

For Commitment to NJPAC, Newark and the Arts


Ralph Izzo
Chairman, President and CEO, PSEG

ralph-larossa.jpg Ralph LaRossa
President and Chief Operating Officer, PSEG Power

Gala Co-Chairs:


Mindy A. Cohen
Vice President, Women's Association of NJPAC

debbie-dyson.jpg Debbie Dyson
President, ADP National Account Services


Marcus Samuelsson

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Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Co-Owner of Red Rooster Harlem