Inaugural ‘Double Down for Devereux’ event raises more than $7,000 for New Jersey
More than 100 guests attended Devereux N.J.’s “Double Down for Devereux” event. The organization raised more than $7,000; proceeds will benefit more than 500 individuals living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences across the Garden State.
Guests enjoyed casino-style games, food and fun. Pictured here: (left) Devereux N.J. Executive Director Brian Hancock and his wife, Rebecca, with Devereux Vice President of Operations Adult Services Steve Bruce and his wife, Susan.
Double Down for Devereux attendees also had chance to win 20 variously-themed gift baskets. Here, Fran Meagher takes home her gift basket!
was a sure bet that the more than 100 guests who turned out for Devereux
Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey’s first-ever “Double Down for Devereux”
event experienced an unforgettable night of casino-style games, food and fun.
to the generosity both of sponsors and attendees, Devereux New Jersey raised more
than $7,000, far exceeding its goal of $5,000. Proceeds from the event will directly
benefit the lives of more than 500 children, adolescents and adults living with
emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences across the Garden State.
inaugural Double Down for Devereux event was a huge success,” said Devereux New
Jersey Executive Director Brian Hancock.
“I want to thank our supporters for helping us continue to provide a wide range
of programs and services that empower the individuals in our care – including
those with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and specialty
mental health concerns – to really thrive.”
Place your bets!
at the October 6 event, which was held at The Palace in Blackwood, N.J.,
included casino-style games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card
poker and a money wheel. Guests also enjoyed a dinner buffet and an open bar,
while a DJ helped create a lively, festive atmosphere.
the end of the evening – to sweeten the pot – guests traded in their gambling
chips for raffle tickets for a chance to win 20 variously-themed gift baskets
or the grand prize of a 65-inch LG TV, which was generously donated by
Devereux’s Southern New Jersey Advisory Board.
to see photos from the event.
Save the date: Food
& Wine Pairing on November 4
your calendars! Devereux New Jersey is hosting its annual Food
& Wine Pairing on November 4 at Scalini Fedeli in Chatham, N.J. Join
us and support our efforts to help individuals throughout New Jersey living
with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences, while enjoying exquisite
pairings of wine and Italian cuisine.
learn more about Devereux New Jersey’s programs and services, click here.
To learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, click here.
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||Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health receives $50,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation
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