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Gala Results
For Immediate Release: 4/22/2013
Contact: Anita Feiner

Alternatives, Inc. held their Annual Dignity Gala at the Grand Colonial on March 15th. This year’s event brought in nearly $90,000 that will provide for support services for individuals with special needs. 

Guests were delighted to honor Sam Guynes, The agency’s former Chairman of the Board at the gala. Sam led Alternatives for more than 20 years! He helped usher in tremendous growth during his tenure. When Sam joined the Alternatives Board of Trustees Alternatives had a budget of about $1 million, but with his help the budget has increased to more than $15 million and the scope of services to people with disabilities has increased along with it. Guests also learned a little bit more about the clients served by listening to Carol Harris speak about her experience as an Alternatives client for nearly twenty years.

Guests of the Gala enjoyed a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, open bar, dancing and an auction. This year’s Western theme, was a "HOOT"! Guests both observed and tried their hands at roping technique and tried riding a
mechanical bull.”
To cap off the night, Alternatives picked 1 winner for a cash raffle totaling more than $17,000. After all is said and done, the true winners are those who benefit directly from everyone’s generosity – clients of Alternatives, Inc.


About Alternatives Inc:
Alternatives, Inc. is a non-profit social service agency that provides residential, employment, and other support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, homelessness and other special needs. Headquartered in Raritan, the agency provides services for individuals through a variety of residential services in Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties. For more information, please call (908) 685-1444 or visit our website at

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