Our 2014 Annual Gala

BIANJ raised over $130,000 to provide support for people with brain injuries and their families at the 2014 Annual Gala.


More than 150 guests attended the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey's Annual Gala at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, NJ on Thursday, March 13 to celebrate the leadership of our honorees and to recognize more than 30 years of service by the Alliance.

The Gala - which raised funds to provide help, hope, and a voice to individuals and families in New Jersey living with brain injury - kicked off with a cocktail reception with buffet dinner and silent auction, and concluded with an awards presentation.

Congratulations to Our Honorees!

  • Richard S. Spengler, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Investors Bank
  • Bruce M. Gans, M.D., Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

A highlight of the evening was Co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box and Mistress of Ceremonies, Becky Quick, who brought attendees to tears with her emotional speech reflecting on her family's experience with brain injury and the Alliance.

"BIANJ is the only statewide organization dedicated to improving the quality of life people experience after brain injury," said Quick.  "Brain injury is a lifelong struggle and I'm so grateful they have been there to support my brother and family."  She also encouraged the attendees to "continue to support this amazing organization," while adding that in today's down economy "it's never been more important."

Thank you to everyone who participated!  We hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you at next year's gala!

To view pictures from the event, click here!

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