2019 Champagne Brunch

We are proud to have Marcia Lederman's Bandit as the 2019 Face of the Brunch! He recently retired from pet therapy at 17 years old having done 12 years of visits.  Thanks for all your good work and Happy Retirement! Photography generously donated by CCPT team member: David Benjamin

The Champagne Brunch was a great success! We gathered at the Birchwood Manor to raise funds to fulfill our mission of bringing therapeutic healing visits to so many in need. It was a time to celebrate all that CCPT has accomplished and all that it seeks to achieve.  

Our beautiful and dedicated therapy team greeters welcomed guests in the lobby. It was the perfect photo op and a chance to see a couple of our 275 teams that allow us to provide more than 3200 visits to 225 facilities and help 64,000 people annually.

Our Master of Ceremonies was Terrie Carr, Program Director and Midday Host of Rock N Ruff Top Dog and 105.5WDHA - The ROCK of NJ. Her vibrant nature and love of animals made her the perfect fit for our event. 

Live music provided by The Billy Wilkins Duo set the tone for the afternoon, and it was both pleasant and entertaining for the guests.  

At our Silent Auction and Raffle tables, we saw some amazing and unique items such as a one week stay at either a beautiful condo on Sanibel Island FL, or an upscale log cabin in NH; dining gift certificates at Scalini Fedeli, Rods and Rails Steakhouse; hands on culinary experiences at Kings Cooking Studio and Hudson Table; brewery and winery tours at Flying Fish Brewery and City Winery; overnight stays at Woodloch Spa, Crystal Springs Resort and Heldrich Hotel; tickets to The Daily Show, the Knicks or Mets; and a variety of baskets of fun items.

The robust menu was paw-sitively delicious! We enjoyed Danish, crudités, hot & cold buffet items, carving stations, a variety of salads, fresh seasonal fruits,  a dessert extravaganza with an assortment of cakes, mousses, fruit and lots of bubbly poured throughout the entire event.

2019 Champagne Brunch Sponsors

With Deep Gratitude to our Champagne Brunch Sponsors 

Morristown Medical Center, Honoree

The Baer Family

Cornerstone Day School
Erick Spronck, Board Treasurer
Joe Caruso, Board Chairman & Katie Sikorski
Kathleen ODonnell, Board Member
Laura Ludlum
Laura Squier, Board Member
Marcia & Danny Lederman & Bandit of Bark Mill
Mary Beth Cooney, Executive Director
Peter Brody, Board Member
Signet Financial

Fran & Bill Pidgeon
Friends of Pamela Cooper
Hidden River Eating Disorder Treatment
Investors Bank
James Mulholland
Janet & John Adams
Laurie Friedman
Mary Qualls (IMO Oreo & Annie)
Michael Conway, Conway Wealth Group, LLC
Morris Animal Inn
Summit Medical Group Foundation
The Valerie Brackett & Nikolaos Monoyios Charitable Fund
Well Bred The Healthy Pet Marketplace

Berry Ecke Associates
Britany and Tyler Nelson
Carol Regal
Gwen Bauman, AB Canine
Joan Zuckerman
Katie Schick
Kelly Lustig & Dani
Lennie F. Michelson
Linda & Lou Marquardt
Louise T. Barbieri, MD
Rich, Sue & Sydney Beeferman
Stephen & Patricia Wescott
Unity Bank

We are pleased to announce that the Five Paw Sponsor and Honoree for this year's event is Morristown Medical Center (MMC). MMC is a nationally recognized leader in cardiology, orthopedics, nursing, critical care, and geriatrics. It is the only hospital in New Jersey named one of America's "50 Best Hospitals" for three consecutive years by Healthgrades, rated the number one hospital in the state by both U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly two years in a row, named one of the World's Best Hospitals (the 28th best hospital in the United States and number one in New Jersey) by Newsweek, and named to Becker's Healthcare 2018 list of "100 great hospitals in America".

We visit MMC approximately 100 times a month in 22 different units, including Behavioral Health, Carol Simon, Family Surgical Waiting, the Emergency Department and Pediatrics to bring healing comfort to thousands of patients and their families annually.