Acenda Virtual Gala a Smashing Success

The show must go on…and go on it did!

On Saturday, November 14, the annual Acenda Gala took virtual to a new level as attendees joined the wave of excitement at Tropical Paradise, a Virtual Gala Experience. 

From the comfort and safety of their own cabana, guests in tropical attire enjoyed live entertainment, captured memories in the virtual photo booth, mingled with guests at virtual tables, and helped support our community’s children and families during COVID19 and beyond.  

“It was an inspiring night as we recognized the individuals, families and communities we serve throughout the year,” said Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President & CEO, Acenda. “Although COVID-19 has created many challenges, Acenda has maintained a strong presence for those who need us most. Thank you to all of our donors for being so passionate about our mission and helping us move lives forward throughout New Jersey. Your generosity is vital in helping our communities reach their greatest potential.” 
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Mari Considine, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, added, “Our gala has always been our most beloved event of the year, and we are so happy that we were able to create a fabulous virtual evening for everyone to enjoy.  During these difficult times, we are pleased to have continued support from our community, as your dedication to Acenda truly helps make a difference in the lives of those that need us most.” 


Our appreciation goes out to the following Gala sponsors for their support of this event and throughout the year: 

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

Dimitri J. Ververelli, Inc.

Hub International

Jefferson Health New Jersey

South Jersey Federal Credit Union

TD Bank

Bronze Sponsors


Drs. Anthony & Alicia DiFabio

Justice John E. Wallace Jr., ret & Barbara A. Wallace

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Jakubowski

Dr. Pascale Bastien & Mr. Kiplin Soso

Dr. Rosina Dixon

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