ridgewood ymca gala-sat. march 23rd- ridgewood country club
Sat, March 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Ridgewood Country Club, 96 W. Midland Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Event Description

The Ridgewood YMCA Grand Gala "for Transformational Change"

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
Ridgewood Country Club
96 W. Midland Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652

Honoring Tom Wells for his Transformational Leadership

Dinner---Live Band---Auction

Semiformal Attire with a Pop of Purple

RSVP by March 1st, 2019.

[January 28, 2019] – The Ridgewood YMCA will host their annual Grand Gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.

The Y will honor Thomas M. Wells, Esq. founding partner of Wells, Jaworski and Liebman LLP who has been instrumental in the Y’s World Service program, building 6 container YMCA Community Centers in the country of Haiti. Tom enjoys numerous philanthropic and civic involvements, including over 30 years of active participation in both Rotary International and the YMCA, principally as an Officer, Director and Trustee of the Ridgewood YMCA, and recently as a member of the Board of Directors for YMCA d’Haiti. Ernest Lamour, CEO of the Ridgewood Y states, “We are thrilled to recognize Tom for his dedication, transformational leadership and commitment to the Y both locally and globally. He is the epitome of a servant leader.”

We invite the community to join us for an evening of cocktails, delicious food, dancing and live music by the band Eugene Thomas and No Big Deal. Discover the work of the Y in transforming lives near and far. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Village of Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache. Live Auctioneer is Paul Vagianos, owner of It’s Greek to Me restaurant in Ridgewood. Paul’s fun spirit and humor will highlight the auction portion of our evening!

Ticket prices are $250 per person and a young professional ticket is available for $150 per adult 35 years of age and under. Tables of 10 or 12 can be reserved. To purchase tickets, inquire about sponsorship and ad opportunities, or to make a donation to the Y, please contact Jennifer Batelli, at 201-444-5600, ext. 320 or jbatelli@ridgewoodymca.org. For more information about the Gala visit


A leader for 117 years, the Ridgewood YMCA, brings people together. Located in the heart of Ridgewood, our Y serves 43 towns in northern New Jersey. The Y meets community needs through our deep commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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