Our 2015 Gala

More than 150 guests attended the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s 9th Annual Gala at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey on Tuesday, March 31 to celebrate the leadership of our honorees and to recognize more than 30 years of service by the Alliance.

The Gala – which raised funds to provide help, hope, and a voice to individuals and families in New Jersey living with brain injury – kicked off with a cocktail reception with buffet dinner and a silent auction, and concluded with an awards presentation.

Congratulations to our Honorees!

  • –  Mr. Bob Doll, Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management
  • –  Vicente H. Gracias, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, Interim Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

A highlight of the evening was Co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and Mistress of Ceremonies, Becky Quick, who brought attendees to tears with her emotional speech reflecting on her family’s experience with brain injury and the Alliance.

“BIANJ is the only statewide organization dedicated to improving the quality of life people experience after brain injury,” said Quick. “Brain injury is a lifelong struggle and I’m so grateful they have been there to support my brother and family.”  She also encouraged the crowd to “continue to support this amazing organization,” while adding that in todays down economy “it’s never been more important.”

Thank you to everyone who participating in making the gala a success!  We hope everyone enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you at next year’s gala!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!