JP Management, founded by John Pjeternikaj, is a proud legacy sponsor of The Phoenix Center’s 30th anniversary virtual gala, June 5, 2021.
As an organization dedicated to equipping students with essential life skills beyond the classroom, The Phoenix Center has been a vital part of supporting the needs of Northern New Jersey students with autism, multiple disabilities, behavioral disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
“The Phoenix Center is a vital institution in the northern New Jersey community, dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities learn life skills they can use beyond the classroom,” said Pjeternikaj. “We at JP Management are proud to support this important organization.”
Read on to learn more about The Phoenix Center and the annual gala.
About The Phoenix Center
The Phoenix Center is a not-for-profit private school that teaches special needs students aged 5 to 21. The school’s tailored programs prepare these students for the challenges and joys of the real world, teaching important life and social skills.
“Every child deserves a quality education that helps prepare them for life outside the classroom,” Pjeternikaj said. “The supportive and dedicated environment provided by The Phoenix Center has been a constant since their founding in 1991.”
As child diagnoses of autism and learning, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities become more common, The Phoenix Center’s programming becomes more important to the families caring for and preparing their children for navigating the world outside the classroom. The Phoenix Center prioritizes one-on-one aid for students’ educational and therapeutic needs, boasting a 0.74:1 student-to-staff ratio serving 145 students from 62 districts and 10 New Jersey counties.
“The Phoenix Center has consistently demonstrated educational excellence,” said Pjeternikaj. “Its programs have done wonders for our community and transformed thousands of lives over the past three decades.”
About the Phoenix Center annual gala
Held virtually this year due to COVID-19 precautions, the theme of The Phoenix Center’s virtual gala is “Thirty Years of Excellence.” This year’s gala is honoring the Columbia Bank Foundation and Thomas J. Kemly.
The gala may look a bit different this year, but that won’t take away from the joyous celebration honoring the organization’s 30 years of professional service and excellence to Garden State students. This exciting celebration includes silent auctions, gift bags for attendees, and an appearance from scientist and activist Temple Grandin.
“We are honored to be legacy sponsors among other outstanding companies who are supporting these children,” Pjeternikaj said.
Participate in the Annual Gala
Join John Pjeternikaj and JP Management as we celebrate 30 years of The Phoenix Center at its virtual Annual fundraising gala. The gala is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5th, 2021, at 6 p.m. Eastern. Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag #thephoenixcenter30th on social media when posting about the gala to help connect attendees leading up to the event.
Tickets are $100 per guest (or $125 if you also want a gift bag). Ad journal opportunities are also available. If you are unable to attend and wish to support The Phoenix Center, donations are welcome and appreciated in helping the center meet its fundraising goals. You can buy tickets for the gala here.