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
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.
The Winter Glow Ball is an annual gala in support of The Arc of Monmouth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The agency serves over 1,300 individuals and their families at 20 locations throughout the county.
For more information, visit www.arcofmonmouth.org/winterglow
My Dogs, by Willam Finn
Piano: Bob Egan
Another event that needed revamping was The Arc’s annual golf classic. Held for manny years at the now defunct Bamm Hollow Country Club, the classic had become tired and stale, seeing diminished revenue and attendance.
Great events start with a great foundation, and the small planning committee was doubled in size to include new members passionate about golf and about raising money for The Arc’s many services for people with developmental disabilities. Jack Privetera, chair of The Anabel Foundation, became the new golf chair, bringing passion and drive to the committee.
The venue was switched to the desirable Deal Golf & Country Club, which necessitated a steep price increase (from $250 to $375 per player). To add value to the price, great contests were included: $1,000,000 Shootout, $5,000 Putting and a car contest. The day was topped off with a lobster dinner, quickly becoming a signature element of the event.
In its first year of the move, the event drew a modest 71 players. Word of mouth was so great, however, that in this, the second year at Deal, the number of players swelled to 113. Even more contests were added to make it an action packed day.
The success was tremendous and the event raised $85,000, nearly double it’s revenue from any previous year.
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
Tale of the Oyster
McLoone’s Supper Club
Asbury Park, NJ