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The Art of Giving - Family Promise of Essex County's 35th Anniversary Celebration

October 05, 2023 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Montclair Art Museum, South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA

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The Art of Giving is FPE's largest fundraiser of the year and we are excited to celebrate with our longtime supporters and valued members of Greater Essex County, along with new friends. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce our honoree and, Montclair Helps. Over the past few years, Montclair Helps has become a valuable partner to FPE and we are so grateful for their support and collaboration.

Our evening will begin in Lehman Court, located on the main level of the Montclair Art Museum, surrounded by the Museum's ambience and the opportunity to tour the galleries during cocktail hour. Delightful entertainment from local artists, a silent auction and other, engaging opportunities to donate and support FPE will follow as we make our way to Leir Hall on the lower level of the Museum. Wine, beer and a custom event cocktail will be provided thanks to the generosity of Grape Collective and NJ Beer Company. Catering by In Thyme will feature passed hors d'oeuvres, hearty tasting stations and a creative food wall of tapas. Seating will be ample, but please note that there will not be assigned tables, unless you choose to purchase a Master Artist table of 8-10 guests. 

We look forward to sharing this special evening with you and hope to educate and inspire the community about FPE's critical mission to help homeless and at-risk families. For more detailed information about our programs and our impact, please visit our website.



We are thrilled to announce that local musician, Diane Polledri, will be performing at The Art of Giving. Diane is a singer/songwriter who has had the good fortune to have Larry Maltz, Ellis Paul, Antje Duvekot, and Abbie Gardner as inspirations and mentors. She performs as a solo musician but also with the trio Aloft, and with the aptly named band The Trainwrecks. Among other beautiful acoustic tunes that she will be covering during cocktail hour, Diane will also perform her original piece, Welcome Stranger, which truly resonates with FPE's mission.

Singer/songwriter Diane Polledri


A quartet of talented musicians from beloved, Montclair-based Jazz House Kids will be performing during the main portion of the evening! Jazz House Kids transforms lives using the power and legacy of jazz through world-class education and performances that create avenues of access, learning, career development and community building. The organization and students have received more than 135 awards and honors for excellence in jazz and jazz education. The JAZZ HOUSE produces 150+ free public concerts per year to audiences close to 150,000, including the organization's far-reaching cultural signature program, the award-winning MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, the largest free jazz festival in the NYC area, attracting 25,000+ attendees to downtown Montclair each year. 


Family Promise of Essex County
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Montclair Art Museum, South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA

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