Another bio page? How about some interesting bullets instead? EARLY/FAMILY LIFE Born in Bergen County, NJ Raised in two family businesses – a dry cleaners and an auto-repair station. Managed
A proven leader and innovator, Brett’s leadership skills were tested as far back as high school and college, where he ran several groups and organizations. While Brett’s early career focused
Since 1999, Brett has led an international performance career which has included opera, theatre, jazz, film and radio. He continues to perform, direct and produce theatrical events. Specializing in character
In Fall 2014, I was grateful to be featured in a media campaign for Eyewitness News. You can catch me in the first seconds of this commercial. Thank you to James Gay and Most Remarkable, LLC. for including me in this production.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Kurt Dyer and I corralled the city of Asbury Park to participate in the international ice bucket challenge. As a group, we raised over $3,000 for the Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation, to benefit individuals with ALS.
This was a tremendous success, planned with only a few days’ notice. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to the cause.
Director of Development Brett Colby is featured on Comcast Newsmakers for a segment about The Arc’s services, focusing on transition/college programs, Residential offerings and Employment Services.
2014 marked the 48th year of the Winter Glow Ball, an annual gala in support of The Arc of Monmouth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
After several years of the traditional dinner/dance format, the ball needed some revitalization. A roast format was chosen, to honor Anita Roselle and her husband Joseph, on the occasion of her 25th anniversary as chair. The location and date were also changed.
As of this writing, the event has already surpassed the previous year’s revenue. We are on track for a highly successful event, and poised to grow the gala in future years.
For more information, visit www.arcofmonmouth.org/winterglow
My Dogs, by Willam Finn
Piano: Bob Egan
Another event in need of revitalization was The Arc’s annual golf classic. Held for many years at the now defunct Bamm Hollow Country Club, the classic was suffering from diminished revenue and attendance.
2014 was a banner year for The Arc of Monmouth. Every fundraising event saw tremendous growth thanks to a new energy and forward momentum.
The “Step Up for The Arc” Walk & 5k raised a record breaking $60,000 thanks to a new venue and excitement surrounding the event. Nearly 600 runners, walkers sponsors and volunteers contributed to the success.
Plans are currently being made to grow this event into a true all-day festival, with the goal of growing this into a $100,000 event by 2016.
Three Clips from Kalman’s Countess Maritza.
Leiderkranz Opera, NYC, 2013