Join us on May 21

Our annual fundraising event will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. 

Join us to recognize our honoree Stacey Davis and celebrate JESPY clients!

Please RSVP by May 1, 2024

A salmon and asparagus dish by one of the competing chefs.

About Our Event

The Spring Gala: Invest in Success honoring Stacey Davis and celebrating adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilties will be held at the Crystal Plaza on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm. The event raises crucial annual support for JESPY clients — adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

Your important donation helps fund JESPY's annual needs to support our clients today.  JESPY serves 300 adults with IDD  with goals and desires to lead a life of independence. We could not provide the necessary resources, programs and opportunities to our clients without your support. 

Our Honoree Stacey Davis

Stacey Davis

Stacey Davis has served on the JESPY board for 12 years. She currently serves as Board Secretary, member of the Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Go Big campaign. She previously served as Co-Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee.

Beyond JESPY, Stacey has been extensively involved at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. She currently serves as Secretary and member of both the Executive Committee and the Governance Committee. She is a Past President of Women’s Philanthropy and Past Co-Chair of the Federation’s Local Allocations Committee. She was a member of the National Women’s Philanthropy Board for 8 years, and has co-chaired two international missions.

Stacey served on the Executive Committee and Board of the JCC MetroWest, where she was honored as an up-and-coming leader. She also was a member of the Board of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union (now Golda Och Academy), where she co-chaired the annual campaign.

Stacey began her volunteer journey 40 years ago in Dallas. A highlight was serving as Board President of the Younger Set of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, where she received the Bess Nathan Young Leadership Award. She also was Co-President of the local Hadassah chapter.

Professionally, Stacey has worked as an Audiologist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Audiology from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Stacey is a longtime member of Congregation Beth El, South Orange. She also is a member of Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, St. Andrew’s Country Club in Boca Raton, and Seagate Beach Club in Delray Beach.

Stacey has been married to Gene Davis for 45 years. They are parents to Jordan and Pamela, Kylie, and Brandon and Raina. She adores her grandchildren Avery, Paige, and Noah.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome gifts by credit card or electronic check (ACH) when submitting your gift online. 

Donors may also mail checks, including donations made through Donor Advised Funds and investment firms, as well as through appreciated securities. Please mail  to JESPY House (Attn: Spring Gala,102 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079) with the completed sponsorship form.

If you prefer to transfer funds or stocks electronically, please contact Amy Engel at (973) 437-3770 for wiring instructions.

Remember to submit your donation for a matching gift from your employer to double or even triple your impact!

Donors at the Friend level and above may leave a tribute message for our honoree and will be recognized on the event website. Donors at the Bronze level and above will be recognized at the event.

Please respond by May 1, 2024

Sponsorship Opportunities

DREAM BUILDER

$50,000+

Provides funding for a new work readiness initiative to prepare 12 clients

  • 10 tickets to event
  • Premier seating
  • Prominent recognition at event
  • Listing on event website

 

INNOVATOR

$25,000 - $49,999

Provides 10 clients with 1 year of program participation that fosters creativity and supports socialization

  • 8 tickets to event
  • Premier seating
  • Prominent recognition at event
  • Listing on event website
TRAILBLAZER

$18,000 - $24,999

Allows 10 clients to join the Day Program to gain life skills, self-advocacy, safety awareness and interpersonal skills

  • 6 tickets to event
  • Prominent seating
  • Special recognition at event
  • Listing on event website
PLATINUM

$10,000 - $17,999

Supports 20 clients to participate in the Athletics & Fitness Program

  • 4 tickets to event
  • Special Seating
  • Special recognition at event
  • Listing on event website
GOLD

$5,000 - $9,999

Funds programs to help 8 older clients age in place

  • 2 tickets to event
  • Recognition at event
  • Listing on event website
SILVER

$2,500 - $4,999

Offers 10 clients the opportunity to participate in group counseling for stress and anxiety management

  • 2 tickets to event
  • Recognition at event
  • Listing on event website
BRONZE

$1,000 - $2,499

Supports Daily Living Skills training for 6 young adults as they prepare to transition to a more indenpendent liftstyle

  • 1 ticket to event
  • Recognition at event
  • Listing on event website
HERO

$500 - $999

Sustains initiatives that promote client inclusion with community members

  • Listing on event website
CHAMPION

$250 - $499

Supports job coaching through our Work Readiness & Employment Engagement (WREE) Program

  • Listing on event website
FRIEND

$150 - $249

Supports JESPY's pillar of living life to the fullest

  • Listing on event website
Donate Any Amount
  
  • We welcome donations of any amount since every dollar impacts our clients.  Please note that donors at the Friend level of $150 or more will be recognized on the event website and may leave a message on the tribute wall for our honoree.
INDIVIDUAL EVENT TICKET

$250

  • Ticket includes cocktail reception, dinner, and program

Your Support at Work

 Click on a picture to learn about the essential services JESPY offers as part of our 360-degree approach.

2024 Event Committee (in formation)
  • Susan Weinstock, Chair
  • EJ Leppert

Your donation makes a real difference

You are the difference!

Your support of our fundraising event allows us to provide specialized programs and services every single day for clients.

For more information, contact us at 973-762-6909 ext. 113 or events@jespy.org.