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State Theatre 2016 Benefit Gala
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Featured performance by Martin Short.
This hilarious show features Short with some of his most loved characters, comedic tributes, and sketches.

The full Gala event includes a pre-performance cocktail reception, ticket to see Martin Short, and a post-performance dinner dance with fabulous auctions, 50/50, a live dance band, food, and open bars. Send in the response form> today to reserve your place for the Gala!

2016 Benefit Gala Honorees
Aon Hewitt
Corporate Award     
Joan and Robert Campbell
Patron Award
Greater Media New Jersey
Leadership in the Arts Award

Benefit Gala Co-Chairs
Brent Podlogar, TCNJ
Susan Podlogar
, Johnson & Johnson

Benefit Gala Vice-Chairs
Jacqueline Hancock-Pena, Investors Bank
Scott Fergang,
RBC Wealth Management

2016 Gala Committee
Dee Abedraboh
Lisa Berlin
Madiha Boraie
Cathy Gombas
Eileen Harkins
Dan Hendrickson
Bill Herman
Carolyn and Dave Horn
Ernie W. Knewitz
Curt Lang

Andrew J. Markey
Richard T. McDonald
Mary Ellen Morris
Karen Needham
Linda Piscadlo
John Reissner
Peter Stavrianidis, Ph.D
   and Maggie Stavrianidis
Jennifer Zimmer

Black-Tie Preferred

Reception and Dinner Dance at The Heldrich Hotel
Individual Tickets $700

Corporate Partner, Underwriter, and Patron Table opportunities available. Click here> for more information or contact Alisson Canavera at 732-247-7200, ext. 543.

Seating for this year's Gala is very limited. To reserve your spot for the Gala, please print out a copy of the response form> and mail or email it to 2016 Benefit Gala, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 or

Additional Ways to Support the Gala
To support the Gala Silent Auction with the donation of a unique item or experience, please see the Silent Auction donation form>

If you would like to take out an ad in the 2016 Gala Playbill, please click here>
All ad paperwork and artwork must be submitted by April 1, 2016.

50/50 tickets for the Benefit Gala are now on sale! Only 1,500 tickets being sold and there will be TWO winners (Winner #1 receives 33%; Winner #2 receives 17%)!
$20 for 1 ticket
$50 for 3 tickets
To purchase, please call Alisson Canavera at 732-247-7200, ext. 543 by 2pm on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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