More than 120 participants played golf to support
Alzheimer’s and dementia care at the 39th annual Daughters of Miriam Golf Classic on September 16. The outing, held for the first time at the newly renovated Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, brought business and community leaders together for friendly competition and socializing that began with a buffet brunch before a shotgun tee-off at noon. A buffet dinner followed. There were also silent and live auctions.
For the second year in a row, the Gutenstein Family Foundation sponsored the shootout, which gave eight players who were closest to the hole on the four par-three holes, the opportunity to compete for $500,000. Additionally, two other spots in the contest were auctioned off at the end of the regulation round, so a total of 10 golfers competed from a distance of 165 yards. Although no winners walked off with the big prize, Andrew Rosen won the guaranteed $2,500 prize for coming closest to the pin. Andrew’s winning streak continued when his raffle ticket was pulled as the grand prize winner of a new Ford Mustang. In addition, his father, Mark Rosen, won a large flat screen TV. Philanthropists Mark and Donna Rosen of Franklin Lakes have been generous long-time DMC supporters.
Frank’s Truck Center of Lyndhurst, Route 23 Auto Mall of Butler, the Timepiece Collection of Englewood, and Yanina & Co. of Cedar Grove were the hole-in-one prize sponsors.
The committee included co-chairs Alex Fleysher, Andrew Kanter,David Kessler, and Leslie Levine and committee members Jeff Abrams, Paul Abrams, Michael Birnberg, Linda Fishman, Jared Kanter, Randi Kochman, Scott Norwalk, Jay Opper, Marc Rosenkrantz, Avi Safer, Jeffrey Silvershein, David Topalian, and Morris Yamner.
Companies and individuals sponsoring the Classic included the Premier Flag Sponsor ($25,000): The McCutchen Foundation. The Shootout Sponsor ($12,000): The Gutenstein Family Foundation. The Double Eagle Sponsors ($10,000): A.L. Levine Family Foundation, Levco Shopping Centers, the Kramer family (Gary, Robert, and Karen), Sylvia and Avi Safer, Safer Textiles, Carole and Joel J. Steiger, and Valley Bank. Eagle Sponsors ($7,500): Cole Schotz, P.C., Integra Housing Group and the Joined Management Team; and Leslie, Peter and Rachel Levine. Gold Tee Sponsors ($5,000): Feldman Brothers Electrical and Lighting Supply, Jay Horwitz, Lisa and David Kessler, Partners Pharmacy. Birdie Sponsors ($2,500): Driscoll Foods, Anne and Andrew Kanter, Nursing Network, Dr. Dely Go, Stephen A. Ploscowe and Ken Rosenberg, Fox Rothschild, Twin Med Medical Services. Meal Sponsors ($1500): Randi and Tedd Kochman, OptumCare, The Preferred Client Group, Wuhl Investment Group of Wells Fargo, and Zimmet Healthcare Services Group.
The Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) five-star rated, state-of-the-art long-term care and subacute facility that provides broad-based services to seniors. Emphasizing a continuum of care focus, center divisions include a skilled nursing facility, a subacute care wing, a memory care pavilion, a rehabilitation program, hospice care, a respite program, and senior housing with supportive services. The center, which was founded in 1921, is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health, is accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies over 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. and is recognized nation-wide as a symbol of quality, and is a teaching center affiliated with The Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.