In what is fast becoming a summer tradition, FCS staff gathered this month for a delicious farm-to-table meal at the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, a non-profit community restaurant run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation that serves paying and in-need customers. Our Board member Lisa Brodeth-Carrick, who is active with the Foundation, was also there to speak with us about the foundations many other support services. If you haven't visited the Soul Kitchen, we encourage you to go. Hope really is delicious!
FCS CEO Delly Beekman to Retire
Saying it was with mixed feelings, Deborah Zilai, Chair of the FCS Board of Directors, announced the retirement of FCS CEO Delly Beekman after nearly six years at the agency's helm and more than two decades of service as a volunteer. In a letter to friends and supporters, Ms. Zilai pointed out that under Delly’s leadership, FCS has become a much stronger agency in terms of program growth and financial sustainability.

"Delly led the expansion of our Adult Protective Services (APS) program to Middlesex County, supported the rapid growth of our Representative Payee program and launched our Medicare Application Assistance Program (MAPP)," Ms. Zilai explained. "Her professional commitment, kindness, and tireless dedication to FCS have helped us fulfill our Mission and Vision. The Board, her staff and colleagues will greatly miss Delly's inspiration, guidance and friendship."

The Board will begin its search for a successor later this year. Learn More.
Leading Lights Honorees Named
Agency to honor Kathy Goullet, Ron Gillaspie and Monmouth Park Race Track at October Event
Leading Lights Honoree Kathy Goullet and Family
FCS is proud to honor two outstanding volunteers, former FCS board member Kathy Goullet and former FCS Golf Classic co-chair, Ron Gillaspie, and our long-time community partner, Monmouth Park Race Track at this year's Leading Lights Gala, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Navesink Country Club (NCC). The honorees were announced at a kick-off reception this month at Navesink hosted by gala committee co-chairs Madonna Goss Robinson and Tiffany Senft. Read More!
Celebrating Summer with FCS
This summer, former FCS Board president Arlene Lospinoso and her husband Butch brought more than 180 of their family and closest friends to the annual “FCS Day at the Races” at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The couple have been organizing the fundraiser for more than two decades, raising thousands of dollars in support for agency programs and services. Learn more.
There is still time to attend the Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (PAPJC) special art exhibition and sale this Saturday evening, August 25th at the historic Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club. The show, entitled Coastal Living, features more than 150 original works of art from more than 20 local artists. A portion of the sales will benefit FCS. Learn More.
Our offices will close early at 2 pm on Friday, August 31st for the Labor Day holiday and will remain closed through Monday, September 3rd. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 4th. Enjoy the rest of your summer and Happy Labor Day!
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