Oh, What a Night
The State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala raised $624,604 for the not-for-profit performing arts center in New Brunswick. Guests enjoyed dinner, a Viennese dessert buffet, a silent auction that included more than 70 items, a wine pull, a posed photo station, dance music by Gerard Carelli Orchestra and a performance by Tony-award winner Audra McDonald (pictured).
Three honorees were recognized at the gala: American Benefits Consulting, Brent and Susan Podlogar, and Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Proceeds from the event support year-round arts education and outreach initiatives with the community, as well as mainstage programming.