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This Year's Theme: A Ghostly Gala

Event Details

You're Cordially Invited!

WHAT

Annual Somerset Hills Learning Institute Halloween Ball

WHERE

The comfort of your own home!

WHEN

October 22nd, 2020
7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

ATTIRE

You choose!

Please, Save the Date!

More details to come on how to enter the costume contest, and how and when to tune into our Virtual Halloween Ball. But for now, please save the date!

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

For those who dare to spend the night, we invite you to take advantage of our reduced rate, nearby hotel accommodations. For more information, click on the Hotel Accommodations button. This years virtual event requires no overnight accommodations.

We Hope You Enjoy Our

EVENING SCHEDULE

45-Minute Virtual Event

PM 7:30

Short Program & Message from our Executive Director

PM 7:45

Student Progress Video

Silent Auction

Fund A Mission

Costume Contest Winners Announced

An Unprecedented Message from

the Executive Director:

For all of us, this has been a difficult year and the Institute and its students have not been spared the exceptional challenges caused by the pandemic. I am happy to report that in spite of nearly 6 months of full remote instruction, our students have continued to learn. The lion’s share of the credit belongs to the parents who have embraced mentoring from our staff to become the teachers the children need them to be. Their collective determination continues to motivate all of us to change the face of autism.

The effects of the pandemic have, however, created a dire financial reality for the Institute:

  • Significant expense increases
  • The elimination of:
    • our ability to bill for adult services
    • greenhouse production to support our adult programming
    • and now, limited our ability to raise funds through our usual fundraising events including our Halloween Ball

All of this results in a deficit of over $800,000 – AFTER our projected limited fundraising efforts. Needless to say, your support is now more urgent than ever.

We will be having a Virtual Halloween Ball this year with a drastically scaled back program. We will be sending details and an invitation soon. When we do, we will ask you to consider something we have never asked before, a contribution to the Ball at the same level at which you did last year.

Your generosity has always been extraordinary, we thank you for your understanding and consideration at this unprecedented time. Please stay well.

Most Gratefully Yours,

Kevin J. Brothers, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Drop Us a Line!

CONTACT US

Have a question you don’t see here? Contact Somerset Hills Learning Institute to find out more information on the Halloween Ball, event details, what to expect, and how you can participate further in our largest fundraising event of the year!

PHONE

908-719-6400

EMAIL

events@somerset-hills.org

Contact Us

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED TO BE AFFILIATED THE INSTITUTE IN ORDER TO ATTEND?

No affiliation is necessary. Anyone interested is welcome to purchase tickets.

WHAT KINDS OF GIVING OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?

On site at the Ball, guests will have many giving opportunities, including a silent auction, live auction, raffle, everybody wins, and Fund-A-Mission by Raising-a-Paddle. Guests can participate in as many or as few of these as they feel comfortable with, and options for giving are available at many different price points.

HOW CAN I DONATE IF I’M UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BALL?

In advance of the Halloween Ball, we will be accepting donations of items for our auction and general monetary contributions. You might also consider participating in our advertisement packages!  And, you may bid off-site on any of our silent auction items – you do not need to be in attendance to win!  For information on how to make a direct donation to Somerset Hills Learning Institute, donate now.

IS THERE A MINIMUM DONATION AMOUNT?

We welcome all donations regardless of amount. No donation is too small to help us make a difference in the lives of people with autism and their families.

ARE TICKETS AND AUCTION/ON-SITE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTABLE?

Your contribution is tax deductible in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to the full extent permitted under applicable law. Please discuss the specifics of your contribution with your tax professional.