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The Columbian Foundation will host their 78th Annual Humanitarian, Achievement, and President’s Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm in Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road Whippany, NJ 07981.

Honorees include Edward Cetnar, Superintendent/Director of Public Safety, Port Authority of NY/NJ; Jack Ciattarelli, former New Jersey Assemblyman; Carolyn Jandoli, Senior Director of Global Technology Operations, Merck & Co. and East Hanover, New Jersey Councilwoman; and Darren Rispoli, Coordinator and Program Development, Newark Fire Department.

The black tie event will feature top shelf cocktails, a dazzling cocktail hour with sit down dinner, and dancing. Guests will be treated to a special performance by The Down Neck Doll, Robin DiLauri, featuring “The Jersey Belles” of Broadway. The Annual Awards Dinner is the most critical of all the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. The attendees of this time-honored event not only provide tremendous support through their generosity, but also honor some of the truly outstanding men and women in our community.

Cost is $250 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Lisa Marie Falbo at 973-521-7159 or email Tickets can be purchased by check or through PayPal on the organization’s website: Cocktails, dinner and entertainment are included in the ticket price.

The Columbian Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1941 by business and professional men of Italian descent from Newark and surrounding communities. The objectives of The Foundation are dedicated to improving the cultural, educational, economic and social welfare of New Jersey citizens and institutions. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Lisa Marie Falbo

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