Drew CRCC 2nd Annual Gala
Following the success of our Inaugural Gala on March 31, 2014, the CRCC presented its 2nd Annual Gala in Mendham, New Jersey, on May 11, 2015 at the home of Dr. Sol and Mrs. Meri Barer.
Gala Chair and Keynote Speaker
Director, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness of the State of New Jersey
World Music Ensemble
Combining instrumentation and influences from the Middle East, India and more
Honoring 2015 Peacebuilder Awardees
Mendham native, Founder and CEO of BlinkNow Foundation
For her community-building work in post-conflict Nepal, through education, healthcare, empowerment and sustainability
The BlinkNow Foundation’s mission is to provide an education and loving, caring homes for orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children as well as community outreach to reduce poverty, empower women, improve health and encourage sustainability and social justice. Doyne’s BlinkNow Foundation has touched the hearts of many, including celebrated author Elizabeth Gilbert, who very recently lent her celebrity to the cause.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
For advancing peace by preparing young leaders to transcend political boundaries and cooperatively solve environmental challenges in the Middle East
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies offers academic programs that bring students together using environmental study as a shared goal. At the Arava Institute students learn the essential skills required for becoming future environmental leaders and peacebuilders.