Collier Youth Services Raises over $300,000 at Their Annual Gala

Collier Youth Services Raises over $300,000 at Their Annual Gala
Posted on 07/01/2018
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Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth to grow toward their potential in an environment of belonging, dignity, and hope, is proud to announce their success of raising over $300,000 to support Collier’s mission at the Time and Place for Us Gala on May 10, 2018.

Sr. Debbie with the 2018 Gala ChairsThis year Collier celebrated the Schoor Family Foundation and Bill Rubenstein, Managing Member, Rubenstein Properties. In attendance at the event was Red Bank Councilman Michael Whelan, along with Collier Board Members, staff and supporters. In lieu of a Live Auction, Collier opted to do a Fund-A-Need to directly support Collier House—a Supervised Transitional Living Program for young women between the ages of 18-21 who are in need extended in-depth counseling and safe housing but have aged out of traditional shelter services. The highlight of the evening was hearing the emotional and inspirational accounts from women who were former residents of Collier House. They spoke about their struggles but more poignantly was their explanation of how Collier had positively molded them in to the successful women they are today. Thanks to the generosity of those in attendance, Collier far exceeded their goal and raised $106,000! 

2018 Gala CommitteeProceeds from this event support Collier’s mission to empower young people to overcome the adversity in their lives and to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity, and hope. Collier’s diverse programs include alternative education for students with emotional and behavioral health needs; a therapeutic residential program for adolescents and young women recovering from trauma and in need of a home away from home for a time; and a summer day camp for local children living in poverty.