Interfaith Neighbors, located in Asbury Park, is celebrating its 30th anniversary at a Decades of Dedicaton Gala on Thurs., June 14.
Two Jersey Shore luminaries will be honored including Hackensack Meridian Health Co-Chief Executive Officer John K. Lloyd and Interfaith’s Founder and Executive Director Joseph J. Marmora.
The fundraiser, which will support Interfaith Neighbors’ programs, will be held at Monmouth University’s OceanFirst Bank Center and comes at an opportune moment as both Marmora and Lloyd plan to retire this year.
New Jersey Natural Gas, Jersey Mike’s, and Hackensack Meridian Health are lead sponsors of the event.
Lloyd is being honored for his efforts and leadership in transforming access to healthcare here at the Jersey Shore during his 30 years plus career. He is credited for his vision to see that more care would be delivered outside of hospitals and in different settings — a national trend that’s underway to improve care and lower costs.
Marmora has worked the past three decades to carry out Interfaith’s initial mission to prevent homelessness by providing rental and mortgage assistance to families and individuals experiencing a temporary crisis resulting in unexpected expenses or loss of income.
The Asbury Park-based nonprofit also operates Monmouth County’s Meals on Wheels program, and has constructed more than 50 new affordable houses or housing units. Interfaith is playing a major role in reviving the economic and community life of Asbury Park’s West Side, which includes building the Springwood Center and providing work opportunities and job training at the Kula Café and Kula Urban Farm.
Individuals and groups are invited to attend the gala, which starts at 6 p.m. June 14 and also to participate in sponsorships, ads, and auction donations.
Individual tickets are $250.
For more information visit InterfaithNeighbors.org/Gala for more information or call 732-775- 0525, ext. 220