Annual Gala

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FCS Leading Lights Gala

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Due to COVID-19 and our concern for the safety of our supporters and staff, this year's Leading Lights Gala has been made into a Virtual event.

That means there will still be an online auction, journal/calendar, raffle, video presentation and dinner!

Instead of having dinner in the Navesink Ballroom, your dinner can be picked up at the Country Club and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. This year, reservations and sponsorship include dinners to go, prepared for you by Navesink Country Club Chef Bill Tuite.

October 13 Schedule:
Reserved Dinner pick-up at Navesink Country Club - 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Journal/Calendar - distributed with meals or mailed

Video Premiere via FCS social media channels and direct links to our supporters - 7:30 pm

Online Auction - ongoing throughout the day and evening, closes at 10 pm

Raffle Sales - ongoing throughout the day and evening, drawing Wed. October 14th 2020

The FCS Leading Lights Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year, benefiting the agencies 13 programs and services. The Gala also serves as an opportunity to honor those who have been tireless advocates for the agency and those we serve.

FCS depends on the philanthropic support of the community to strengthen, protect and preserve the dignity and independence of people in need. We are grateful to our Gala underwriters, sponsors and donors who are an important part of that support.

If you would like more information about how you can participate with the annual gala, contact FCS Development Director Diane Gribbin at


In 2019 Family & Children’s Service (FCS) honored two longtime community partners, owner and CEO of We Care Adult Care, Inc., Tracey L. Wolfman and Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund, Inc., along with its former Board Chair, Debbie O’Donoghue at Navesink Country Club (NCC).


The 2019 FCS Leading Lights Gala was held on Saturday, November 16th, at Navesink Country Club.