Last night the Young Lawyers Division hosted the Annual ACBA Holiday Party at the Knife & Fork Inn in Atlantic City.
This year's party featured a holiday-themed cocktail (Pomegranate Martini), cheese and charcuterie table, two cash bars, and passed hor d'oeuvres. Seventy (70) members were in attendance this year and everyone seemed to be having a great time mingling and meeting new people. We also had a great raffle, thanks to our corporate sponsors:
6. Baseball donated and autographed by MLB All-Star Mike Trout
Thanks to our sponsors and generous donors and all those who attended the party, the Young Lawyers Division was able to raise just over $4,000 for the Children's Holiday Party, which benefits local, underprivileged children in Atlantic County.
A very special thanks to the following YLD members, who deserve all of the credit for putting together a great event for the members of the Bar:
Ashley Brinn, Social Director - for planning and organizing all of the details that went into the Holiday Party;
Bridget Sykes, Director of Fundraising - for fundraising before and during the party and for obtaining amazing raffle items;
Inna Pokrovnichka, Director of Finance - for helping with the planning and decorating foir the party;
Brittney Cafero, Director of Public Relations - for helping to get the YLD recognition in local newspapers and the New Jersey Law Journal, specifically for its efforts with the Holiday Party and Children's Holiday Party; and
Tamara Lamb, ACBA Executive Director - for always going above and beyond to help the YLD (and ACBA) plan, organize and execute its events! We would be lost without you!
Many thanks to Kasi Gifford, Community Outreach Director and YLD Member Mandi Bucceroni, who also played a big role in helping to obtain items for the raffle.
We also want to recognize our many donors this year:
Honorable Steven P. Perskie (ret.), PERSKIE, MAIRONE, BROG & BAYLINSON
Sheila Hughes, COOPER LEVENSON
Alan C. Staller, LEVINE STALLER
Michael Malinsky, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Jerry Steiner, STEINER LAW OFFICE
Donald F. Targan, TARGAN & PENDER
Christopher LiPari, LIPARI & WALCOFF
Claire Swift, SWIFT LAW FIRM
Jacob S. Perskie, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Mark Biel, BIEL, ZLOTNICK & STILES
Raymond M. Patella, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Jack Plackter, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Christopher C. Fallon, III, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Elaine B. Frick, FAIA & FRICK
KellyAnne Johnson, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Marc Johnson, WEISS & PAARZ
Michael Viscount, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Normal L. Zlotnick, BIEL, ZLOTNICK & STILES
Bridget Sykes, FOX ROTHSCHILD
Ed Weinstock, WEINSTOCK & ASSOCIATES
*We also have many more donors who wish to remain anonymous!
The money raised at the ACBA Holiday Party will be used to pay for all expenses associated with the Children's Holiday Party, which include school bus transportation, 300 gifts, wrapping materials, pizza and refreshments for lunch, dessert, pictures with Santa, goodie bags and more. For all of these children, a slice of hot pizza and a cupcake are a treasure, and for some of them, the gifts they receive from Santa at the Children's Holiday Party are the only gifts they receive all year.
This year, the Children's Holiday Party will take place on Friday, December 18th, from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Atlantic County Civil Courthouse (1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ) in the civil jury room. We invite any members of the ACBA to stop in to see what the holiday season is truly all about!
From the bottom of our hearts, the Young Lawyers Division would like to thank everyone who donated funds and/or attended the Holiday Party! We hope to see you all, again, next year!