35th Annual Evening of the Stars Gala

It's gala season, and we are gearing up to celebrate all who have continued to Help Build Great Futures at BGCN!


This year, we’ve reached 85 years of Great Futures here in Newark, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!


On May 10, 2023, join us again at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ as we celebrate those who have provided support, encouragement, and so much positivity for our kids this year! Cocktails start at 6:00PM EDT. It’s going to be a fun night with shared moments of our past year, as we strive toward reaching our goal of $500,000!


Leading up to the event, we will share stories, links, photos, and videos about our young people, and issue important information related to our in-person event. These messages will be filled with details including the run-of-show, our 2023 honorees, and the many ways that you can show your support prior to, during, and after the event!


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Will You Donate To Our Event This Year?

We're counting on your attendance and support to make this year's Gala one for the books! Be sure to follow us and stay tuned for more excitement around our in-person Gala Experience! Join us as we celebrate future-building individuals with the following awards:

Cynthia M. Banks Award for Caring


This award is a tremendous honor given annually to an outstanding individual or organization that selflessly gives time, talent and support to improve the lives of the children of BGCN. Join us as we honor this year's phenomenal recipient!

William "Jazz" Jones Award Honoree


This individual will be recognized for their continuous commitment to initiatives that benefit organizations such as BGCN with the William "Jazz" Jones Award!


Youth of the Year Award Honoree


In showing leadership potential and academic excellence, this award showcases one of our youth that have excelled in their growth and development.


Per our national branch, Youth of the Year is based around involving youth in various leadership experiences, which is an important part of the program. Clubs such as BGCN have a great deal of flexibility in how they implement Youth of the Year, so specific activities and experiences may vary, but the focus is always on making sure our youth are aware of leadership abilities they might not think they possess and cultivating them so that they learn what it means to be a leader.

We are so excited as we plan on honoring BGCN's pick for Youth of the Year at this year's gala on May 10th!


Good luck to our candidates!

Run of Show


COCKTAILS | 6:00-7:15PM







HALF-PAGE AD | $1250

FULL-PAGE AD | $2500

Event Information


Our Evening of the Stars gala will be held on Wednesday, May 10th with cocktails starting at 6:00PM EDT. If you would like to sponsor the event, click the link below! 

Updates related to the event will be posted on this page, and sent via our online newsletter. Sign up here at the bottom of our home page for up to date information. Or click the button below to support our youth today!

We're looking forward to hosting you for an exciting evening as we Build Great Futures in Newark!