PEI Kids’ 24th Annual Dinner & Auction Raises over $45,000 for Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs

Lawrenceville, NJ—On Friday, April 17, 2015, PEI Kids hosted its 24th Annual Dinner & Auction fundraiser at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville. In celebration of the agency’s 30th year of service, community members, business leaders, volunteers, corporate donors, and others came out in support of this annual event. Over 140 attendees enjoyed fine food, live music and bidding on auction items donated by local businesses. With the support of nearly 30 sponsors, the event raised over $45,000 for PEI Kids’ child abuse prevention and intervention programs for child victims and at-risk youth.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the result of this fundraiser,” says PEI Kids Board Secretary and Event Committee Chair, Loni Hand. “Community support was overwhelming this year.”

Guests browse live auction items at PEI Kids’ 24th Annual Dinner & Auction in April 2015.
Guests browse live auction items at PEI Kids’ 24th Annual Dinner & Auction in April 2015.

This marks the fourth year that PEI Kids’ Dinner & Auction was held at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrence. “PEI Kids is a wonderful organization in our community,” said Manager of Greenacres Country Club, Larry Bienapfl, “and we were pleased to host their fundraiser again this year.”

“As our 30th anniversary celebration, this event was a wonderful opportunity to come together, celebrate our successes, and share in our vision for the future,” explained PEI Kids Executive Director, Roz Dashiell.  The evening integrated memorable moments – including a special appeal from the agency’s founding executive director, Evelyn Gill – with spontaneous ones, brought on by the friendly competition among live auction bidders, all for a charitable cause.

Event sponsors included AAA Mid-Atlantic, The Bartlett Family Foundation, Bloomberg, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC and Nola R. Bencze, Esq., Capital Health, Customers Bank, Hill Wallack LLP, NJM Insurance Group, Phoenix Advisors LLC, PNC Bank, The Tuchman Foundation, and Ventura Wealth Management.

To learn how you can participate in PEI Kids’ Annual Dinner & Auction next year, please contact Development and Public Relations Coordinator Jesse Elliot at 609-695-3739 or at [email protected].

About PEI Kids

Serving the Greater Mercer County, NJ, community for the past 30 years, PEI Kids has long addressed many of the most pressing issues affecting children, including child assault and sexual abuse, bullying, gang culture, and cyber violence. With a mission dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children, PEI Kids’ services include programs relating to personal safety; child sexual abuse; school safety and bullying; anger management; gang prevention; and the overall well-being of the child. PEI Kids is also the lead agency of the Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse and provides client services to foster care children and their biological families. To learn more about PEI Kids, please call 609-695-3739 or visit All calls regarding possible abuse are confidential.

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