West Windsor – (4/26/19) – On April 26th, guests, adorned with masks and casino chips, filled the Mercer Oaks Clubhouse to celebrate the nonprofit organization, Enable, Inc. for its 30th Anniversary Masquerade Casino gala. This annual event brings the community together to support a very important cause, raising funds to uphold the critical programs and services Enable provides to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A pioneer in providing services for individuals with disabilities, over the past three decades, Enable has undergone several transformations, but the one thing that never changes is the agency’s commitment to its consumers. “The men and women in our programs deserve the best care and the opportunity to reach his or her full potential,” says Lisa Coscia, CEO, Enable. “I am honored to lead a team of dedicated, caring people who work hard each and every day to ensure that our consumers live a gratifying life with happiness, purpose and dignity.”
The 30th Anniversary event included many highlights including a beautifully decorated room of Masquerade, the excitement of Blackjack, Roulette and Craps, and honoree recognition of Bloomberg as the Corporate Volunteer; April Sette as the Community Advocate; and the acknowledgement of outgoing Board member Kenneth B. Falk, Esq.
Over the past 12 years, Bloomberg employees have spent nearly 800 hours volunteering their time with Enable. Whether it’s sprucing up a group home, working on art projects with consumers or grilling hamburgers at the staff picnic, Bloomberg has consistently stepped up when it comes to volunteering. This past year alone, individuals from the company spent 330 hours of time across 14 different events.
April Sette, founder of New Jersey Buzz, an online platform featuring news, stories and events throughout NJ, has been a great friend to the organization. For last year’s gala as well as this year, April used her resources to create awareness for Enable. She donated her services to create several videos featuring Enable consumers, families and staff endorsing the agency’s mission.
Outgoing board member Kenneth B. Falk, Esq. served many dedicated years on Enable’s Board. Ken was instrumental in Enable’s merger with Life Skills Resource Center, Inc. in early 2018.
“Funds raised from the gala are used to bridge the gap between what is covered by state and federal funding and the ongoing needs of the organization,” says Coscia. “We cannot thank our generous community enough for their philanthropy and support of Enable’s mission of making it possible for individuals with disabilities to live full and independent lives as contributing members of the community.
To learn more about Enable, visit www.enablenj.org or follow Enable on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.