Celebrate With Us

The past 15 months have presented an extraordinary set of challenges that have further exasperated the inequalities we see throughout New Jersey. Far too many families lacked access to proper support to wage against the pandemic, and students suffered a significant amount of learning loss.

With the support of donors like you, we were able educate stakeholders and the general public on how to ensure the best future for their children in the midst of the pandemic.

*Note, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required for entry for individuals 12 years and older. Original copy of vaccination card, picture of card, or digital copy acceptable. Download the Docket app (Apple Store/Google Play) to receive digital verification of the vaccine.

8:00AM - Breakfast & Networking

9-10:00AM- Program

We are no longer accepting registrations. If you would like to make a donation click here.

If you have any questions about the breakfast please call 973-643-3876 or email advocates@acnj.org.

Generation COVID: Lessons Learned, Opportunities Ahead
Panel Discussion


Panel Moderator:
Monique Baptiste
ACNJ Board member

At this year's breakfast, panelists will talk about some of the issues families have faced in student’s learning, as well as speak on the opportunities we are seeing to improve outcomes for our children and youth.

<b>Patricia Morgan</b></br>Executive Director</br>
Patricia Morgan
Executive Director
Ghazalah Malik, MD, Pediatrician, Hackensack Meridian Health
Ghazalah Malik, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist
Hackensack Meridian Health
Dave Ellis Executive Director, New Jersey Office of Resilience
Dave Ellis
Executive Director
New Jersey Office of Resilience
Rose Brown, PhD Senior Director of Programs, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris
Rose Brown, PhD
Senior Director of Programs,
Mental Health Association of
Essex and Morris

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our Sponsors for making this year's annual breakfast celebration a reality. Your support helps us work to give every child a chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.

$10, 000 Platinum Sponsor

The Victor and Pearl Tumpeer Foundation

$5,000 Silver Sponsor

Laura and John Overdeck

$2,500 Corporate Leader

Prudential Financial

$1,500 Valued Supporter

NJ Association for Infant Mental Health (NJ-AIMH) and the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE) ♦ Lorraine D’Sylva-Lee ♦ Sara Thom and Marc Hanes ♦ Mary E. Coogan ♦ TD Bank ♦ Alan and Cecilia Zalkind ♦ Stuart and Rita Grant ♦ Lawrence Fundler ♦ Sue and Brett Flynn Family Fund ♦ New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, Inc. ♦ Justin Kiczek ♦ Valerie Mauriello ♦ Turrell Fund ♦ Rick Meth

$500 Partner

Vin Gopal Civic Association ♦ Princeton Public Affairs Group ♦ The Concord Advisory Group, LDT ♦ The Paterson Alliance Inc ♦ Greater New Brunswick Day Care Council ♦ Law Offices of George M. Holland, LLC  ♦ Robert and Mary Sterling ♦ Steve Clayton ♦ NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking ♦ Acenda Integrated Health ♦ Partners for Health Foundation ♦ Newark Trust for Education ♦ Gail Houlihan ♦ NJAEYC ♦ Gerard Thiers ♦ Charles Venti ♦ United Way of Central Jersey ♦ Complete Document Solutions ♦ Robert & Rose Acerra  ♦ Montclair State University-College of Education and Human Services ♦ NJ State Firefighters Benevolent Association ♦ Forrester Family ♦ José Carlos Motes ♦ New Jersey Citizen Action ♦ Stark (Dillard) Kirby