Drew University's 2nd annual CCRC gala.

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.

Christopher Rodriguez

Gala Chair and Keynote Speaker
Christopher Rodriguez
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

MaggieDoynemagsnyttttMendham native, Founder and CEO of BlinkNow Foundation
Maggie Doyne
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.

View “CNN Hero Maggie Doyne: 43 kids and counting.”

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

arava_logoThe 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.


CRCC at Arava
Professors Chris Taylor and Jonathan Golden with Drew students at the Arava Institute