Past Fundraisers

Save The Date: Advance Housing Annual Fundraising Event

Please join Advance Housing Inc. for an evening of dancing and cocktails aboard the Spirit of New Jersey. While sailing along the Hudson River, attendees will enjoy a delightful evening surrounded by the wondrous New York Skyline.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Time: Boarding at 6:30pm, Departure at 7:00pm
Where: The Spirit of New Jersey
Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, NJ

Cost: $175 per person
Ticket includes Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, and DJ

RSVP by August 31, 2012.

We are also able to offer Ad Journals where you can promote your business. Ad Journal opportunities are as follows:
$150 – Quarter Page Ad
$250 – Half Page Ad
$400 – Full Page Ad
$750 – Front, Back, or Inside Cover Ad

Ad Journals are due no later than September 7th, 2012 and can be emailed.

Checks can be made payable to “Advance Housing Foundation” and mailed to:
Attn: Development Department
Advance Housing, Inc.
100 Hollister Road
Teterboro, NJ 07608

Or you can pay online through our “donate online” button located on the left-hand side. If you decide to pay online please be sure to indicate what opportunity you are purchasing, i.e. one ticket + one 1/4 page ad journal.

Join Us In Honoring Kevin Martone

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 we will spend an evening honoring Kevin Martone. Kevin Martone, formerly New Jersey’s Department of Human Services Deputy Commission, chaired the Housing Advisory Committee for New Jersey Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health, served as the Vice President of the Supportive Housing Association (SHA) of New Jersey, and was formerly employed as the President/CEO for Advance Housing, Inc.

Tickets for the event cost $150 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres

We are also able to offer Ad Journals where you can send Kevin Martone a message and/or promote your business. Ad Journal opportunities are as follows:

$150 – Quarter Page Ad
$250 – Half Page Ad
$400 – Full Page Ad
$750 – Front, Back, or Inside Cover Ad

Checks can be mailed to:

Attn: Development Department
Advance Housing, Inc.
100 First Street, Suite 203
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Or you can pay online through our “donate online” button located on the left-hand side. If you decide to pay online please be sure to indicate what opportunity you are purchasing, i.e. one ticket + one 1/4 page ad journal.

Solasia Restaurant and Penn & Teller Magic/Comedy Show

Advance Housing, Inc. honored Michael Kates, Esq. at a dinner and Penn & Teller Magic/Comedy Show on Sunday, November 7, 2010. The dinner event was at Solaia Restaurant, 22 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Afterwards, we walked next door to the Bergen Performing Arts Center where Penn & Teller performed their famous Comedy/Magic Show.

Platinum Sponsors

Kates, Nussman, Rapone, Ellis, & Farhi

Silver Sponsors

Nancy & Martin Willick

Bronze Sponsors

Mark Sachar

Carol & Robert Berliner

Charles Higgins & Alice Siegel

Poskanzer Skott Architects

Butler Woodcrafters

Community Day/Evening Benefits Advance Housing, Inc.

What: Enjoy a meal and 20% of your bill benefits Advance Housing, Inc.

(excluding tax and gratuity)

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 11:30am – 11:00pm

Where: Blue Moon Mexican Café**

21 E. Palisades Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 201-541-0600

**includes lunch, dinner, takeout and delivery within service area. Please click on the link to the Blue Moon website above or type in directly, click on “Community,” locate Advance Housing, click on the link, and print the coupon.

Pegasus Seventh Annual Fundraiser • May 16, 2009

Thank you to all below who supported Advance Housing’s seventh annual fundraiser by either attending, or donating a silent auction or tricky tray item to be raffled.

Dilenia Baez , Deborah Bajakian, Tracy Barnes, Leah Beaton, Lee Beaton, Lisa Beaton, Rich Bertoldi and Lisa Petrone, Kevin Blanchard, Naomi and Thomas Blumenfeld, Dave Bower, Deborah Carlino, Dawn Colapietro, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Colten, Reverend Lucille Donahue, Matthew and Ruiqi Earle, Paul Eisenman & Joey Lee Dobbs, Mary Anne and Ronald Fellman, Jerry and Marion Ferone, Mr. and Mrs. Finger, Richard Garcia, Michael Gianetti, Joshua Givner, Donna Gallup, Andrew Gallup, Jane Giambona, Maddy Goglia, Tara Goglia, Charles Higgins, Veronica Iacovelli, Edith Inoune, Heather Jacobson, Michael Kaplan, Chris Kent, Mary Ann Kent, Flynn Kinney, Jade Kingston, Mark Kroen, Ali Kublin, Linda Laukaitis, Maureen Lavin, Gabriella Lewis, Ed Maragliano, Gloria and Bob McCahill, Lisa McGee, Robert and Ann McGrath, Genny McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Moriarty, Bryan Murphy, Steven and Janet Orenchuck, Ivka Orlic, Dean Pastras, Barry Poskanzer, Richard T. Rapone, Mary Rossettini, William Schuber, Alice Shimomura, Matt Shimomura, Seiichi Shimomura, Alice Siegel, Roger Soderman, Brad Storey, John Struble/Vision Construction, John Terpstra, Mike Tozzoli, Vantage Health Systems, Faith Waters, Nancy and Marty Willick, Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe and Karen Willick.

Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum, Body by Design in Paramus, Chelsea Piers, The Carousel Inn B&B in Point Pleasant, Community Theatre in Morristown, Disney Theme Park, George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, Great Adventure, NJ Repertory Company in Long Branch, Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, Pegasus Restaurant at Meadowlands Racetrack, Playwright Theatre in Madison, Premiere Stages at Kean University, State Theatre in New Brunswick, Salon Luba in Riverside Square Mall in Hackensack and Village Office Supply in Somerset.

Thank you to the following for their generosity with a monetary donation:

Lynne Harwell Algrant, Karen Amy, Altamura & Associates, BJ Glassman, Richard & Susan Bloomenstein, James & Virginia Clerkin, Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, DAN-RICH CORP,., DCH Paramus Honda, Susan Donnelly, Miriam Donson, Cindy Everitt-Hanrahan, FRED, Laura Gursky, Joseph Gutstein, The Kaminer Foundation, Marie & James Karanfilian, NJ Friendship House, Denise & Arthur Rubenstein, Michael Rubenstein, David & Joanna Sachar, Rita Santo, William Shondel, Lilian Sicular, Alice Siegel & Charles Higgins, Triple C Housing, David Tsai, Bergen County United Way, Maureen Williams/Applied Business Services, Tejase Yoga, Charlotte Vandervalk, Nancy & Marty Willick and Anne Wolfe.

Congratulations to the Supportive Living Program: Rachel Kriegel, Courtney Graham, Lindsey Mazur, Yudelka Mieses, Wendy Taylor, Eric Arnesen, Nick Santangelo, Ken Chu, Zakiyyah Bowers, Theodora Carter, Linda Laukaitis, Ali Kublin and Nicole Maharaj for their win in this year’s “best themed” basket.

Mark your calendars now!! Advance Housing will be having their seventh annual fundraiser, “A Night At the Races” at the Pegasus Restaurant in the Meadowland Racetrack in East Rutherford, Saturday May 16, 2009. Alyssa Benzoni, won 2 Giants tickets at the 2008 fundraiser that were donated by Rich Bertoldi of R.J. Michaels. Alyssa attended the Giants vs. Bengals game on September 21, 2008 and reported, “The game was exciting as it went into overtime and the NY Giants won!! Jonathan and I had a great time and hope to win the tickets again next year.” Good Luck, Alyssa!!

The cost for this year’s event is $125.00. If you are interested in attending this year’s Night at the Races please contact Nancy Storey at 201-498-9140 ext. 241 or e-mail Nancy at by April 24, 2009.

On Saturday September 20, 2008 Advance Housing, Inc participated in MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE DAY, a one day shopping event. There was a staff contest for the person who sold the most tickets and “Congratulations”, goes to Davida Cohen, Clinical Director, who received a $25.00 Macy’s gift card for selling 35 tickets!! Guests had the opportunity to participate in a unique shopping experience including discounts, entertainment, special events and the opportunity to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Thank you to all who supported Advance Housing by purchasing Shop For A Cause Day tickets.

July 24, 2008 Fundraiser at the Blue Moon Mexican Café

On Thursday, July 24, 2008 the Blue Moon Mexican Café in Englewood and Old Tappan will be donating 20% of your bill (excluding tax and gratuity) to Advance Housing, Inc. All you have to do is present them with an Advance Housing, INC. certificate (can be found on their website at by clicking on the “community” tab, then click on the “community” box, scroll down to Advance Housing, click this box and your certificate can be printed from this page, or call Nancy Storey at 201-498-9140 ext. 241). You may call in an order for pick up, have an order delivered or visit the café in Englewood or Old Tappan. You may contact the restaurant directly to see if your town is in their delivery zones. Proceeds will go to consumer services.

2008 Meadowlands Racetrack Fundraiser

On May 3, 2008 Advance Housing, Inc had its sixth annual fundraiser at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The sold out event was a great success. The tricky tray prizes were donated by Advance Housing employees, Board members, individuals and companies in New Jersey.

Advance Housing and Start Easy Eagle Development employees participated in a contest for the best themed basket. The winning prize went to the HoST department for their creative picnic basket. Congratulations to: Grace Gawryluk, Luz Alvarez, Jason Schwartz, Olivia Santiago, Heather Jacobson and Stephanie Lampariello.

A special thank you goes to the fundraising committee who attended the weekly meetings and helped make this event a success.  Thank you to Linda Laukaitis, Lisa Beaton, Rosella Lent and Chris Kent. The following volunteered the night of the fundraiser: Genny McLean, Barry Beaton, Jimmy Rubio, Brad Storey and Jason Schwartz.

Board members in attendance and who supported the fundraiser:

David Bower, Richard Colten, Marsha Domke, Marian Dooley, Charles Higgins, Carolyn Jaime, Michael Kates, Anthony Oakes, David Peterson, Adrienne Relyea, Alice Siegel, Kim Brooks Wei, Nancy Willick, Anne Wolfe

The fifth race was sponsored by
Altamura & Associates, LLC thanks to Len Altamura.

The following companies/individuals contributed to the winning prizes:

Luna Stage Theatre in Montclair, Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, Bickford Theatre in Morristown, Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, Playwrights Theatre in Madison, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Body Designs Fitness, Centers in Paramus, RJ Michaels Company in East Orange, Casual Habana in Hackensack, Glamour Beauty in Ridgewood, Nagel’s Apothecary Café in Ocean Grove, Pampered Chef – Peggy Larsen, Industrie Hair Gurus in Ridgewood, SOLIS in Oradell, Soft Shine Car Wash in North Arlington, #1 Nail Salon in Oradell, Village Office Supply in Somerset, Mr. Roger Soderman, Ms. Lisa Drobner, Maureen Lavin, Marian Dooley, Saida Baxt, Seema Rani

Thank you as well to the following Advance Housing employees:

Luz Alvarez, Eric Arnesen, Tracy Barnes, Lisa Beaton, Zakiyyah Bowers, Theodora Carter, Gail Casabona, Kenneth Chu, Davida Cohen, Paige Espinal, Cindy Everitt, Grace Gawryluk, Jane Giambona, Courtney Graham, Robert Horton, Heather Jacobson, Chris Kent, Laura Kohler, Natasha Kovic, Rachel Kriegel, Ali Kublin, Stephanie Lampariello, Linda Laukaitis, Sara Laurenzi, Rosella Lent ,Shlomit Levy, Nicole Maharaj, Henrielle Manapat, Sheena Martinez, Lindsey Mazur, Danielle Mclean, Genny McLean, Yudelka Mieses, Becky Pittman, Seema Rani, Mary Rossettini, Fanny Rubio, Olivia Santiago, Jason Schwartz, Wendy Taylor, Aneesah Thomas, Faith Waters

Start Easy Eagle Development (SEED):

Alyssa Benzoni, Kevin Blanchard, Donna Delvalle, Jane Gimbona, Lisa McGee

Individuals who attended and or supported the fundraiser:

Karen Amy, Roseanne Anderson, Mark and Terri Arduino, Deborah Bajakian, Philip and Carol Benzoni, Paul D. Berman, Susan and Richard Bloomenstein, Naomi and Tom Blumenfeld, Michele Budai, Golan M. Ben Chorin, James and Virginia Clerkin, Jennifer Cohen, Jon Cohen, Stephen Collesano, Tracey Costello, Steve Covington, Paul Eisenman and Joey Dobbs, Mary Anne and Ron Fellman, Jerry and Marion Ferrone, Anne and Bob Finger, Dr. and Mrs. D. Firshein, Leslie Fogelsong, Tom and Anne Geffert, Everitt and Lorraine Geiger, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Glassman, Drs. Robert and Vida Grayson, Barbara Greco, Laura Gursky, John and Claudia Guy, Dan Haggerty, Lynda Johnson, Henry Kaminer and Ricki Fier, James and Marie Karaufilian, Jacqueline Kates, Joan and Tom Kennedy, Robert Levitt, MCB Engineering, Herbert and Gail McCarter, David and Gail Nelson, Kara Nicholson, Dave Ofshinsky, Dean Pastras, Mr. and Mrs. George Peters, Poskanzer Skott Architects, Michael and Melanie Rothenberg, Dr. D. Rubenstein, Mr. and Mrs. Shimomura and family, Karen Smith, Rosa and Jessica Stagg, Michael Tozzoli, United Way of Bergen County, Ray and Zaida Vargas, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Waters