Generosity and Creativity Reign at Family Service of Morris County Young Professionals’ Bowl-A-Thon
The Family Service of Morris County (FSMC) Young Professionals, a group of emerging leaders and philanthropists representing key businesses in Morris County, exceeded all prior fundraising records for the annual event at Hanover Lanes in a corporate challenge that raised a record breaking nearly $33,000 for FSMC. For the fourth consecutive year, the FSMC Young Professionals engaged hundreds of their corporate peers in the annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser to increase awareness and to support FSMC’s mission of giving children the best start in life, building and maintaining healthy families, keeping seniors independent and in their own homes, and preventing substance abuse in families and communities through education.
Congratulations go to BASF of Florham Park, whose team rocked the competition with the highest team bowling score. Special thanks go to Nestle Infant Nutrition of Florham Park who hustled hard to win first place in fundraising and to close second place winner RegentAtlantic Captial, LLC of Morristown. Other participating teams and sponsors included GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare of Parsippany; Normandy Real Estate Partners, Massey Quick & Co., LLC, Normandy Real Estate Partners and Wells Fargo Insurance Services of Morristown; GenWealth Group, Inc. of Maplewood; M&T Bank of Saddlebrook; Portfolio Evaluations, Inc. of Warren; and Hanover Lanes and Novartis Pharmaceuticals of East Hanover.
“This year’s event brought Bowl-A-Thon fundraising to a whole new level of creativity,” remarked FSMC Associate Director of Development Pamela DeMassi. Megan Brozowski, a wealth manager at RegentAtlantic Capital and this year’s Bowl-A-Thon Chair, commented, “Our team solicited support from co-workers by holding bicycle races in Halloween costumes, delivering pizzas in an Elvis Presley costume, and having a ‘pay to wear your jeans to work day’”.
Generosity and fun abounded among the crowd, sprinkled with corporate notables such as BASF Senior Vice President and Controller Robert Malone and Massey Quick Managing Director Bob Ward and Founding Partner Les Quick. But what really made the evening special was the competitors’ knowledge that they were pulling together to help FSMC serve more than 7,000 children, families and seniors who are among the most vulnerable in our community. David Mortazavi, Nestle Infant Nutrition Communications Director exuded, “we had such a great team building experience—we should do this more often!”
FSMC encourages other young professionals who want to learn more about non-profit volunteer service, social networking opportunities, education and fundraising to contact Pamela DeMassi, Associate Director of Development, FSMC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-538-5260 ext. 311 or visit our website at www.fsmc.org