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Bikers raise funds during Poker Run

The Young Professionals Group for SERV could not have asked for a more perfect weather day for their inaugural fundraising Poker Run at Cross Country Cycle in Metuchen on Sept. 15.  

There were 40 registered motorcycle riders for the Poker Run, which included a 50-mile ride through Somerset and Middlesex counties, a Poker Run T-shirt, a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, and a silent auction.

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And the winner is…

Donna and Mark Nagel

Congratulations to Donna Nagel of Hillsborough, who was the winner of SERV Foundation’s Aloha Raffle on August 15!

Donna won a five-night oceanfront room for two at the luxurious Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii, along with a $2,000 toward airfare or trip expenses.

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SERV Aloha Raffle

Waikiki Beach Hotels

You could be saying “Aloha” very soon if you are a winner in SERV Behavioral Health System’s first-ever Aloha Raffle, in which a maximum of only 100 tickets will be sold!

The odds are fantastic for one lucky winner and a guest, who will enjoy a five-night oceanfront room at the luxurious Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii, along with a $2,000 Visa Gift Card toward airfare or trip expenses!  

Imagine… walking along a sun-kissed beach, sunbathing by the pool under palm trees, enjoying a swim in the aqua-colored ocean, taking surfing lessons, sampling island delicacies, and more!  

waikiki beach sunset

The drawing will take place August 15, 2018 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman. The winner need not be present. Ticket price is $250 each. 

To see photos of the accommodations, learn more details, and to purchase your chance to win this fabulous vacation, click here. Tickets will be mailed to you. 

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit SERV, which serves more than 1,800 individuals in New Jersey who are coping with serious mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For more information, call (609) 662-3066 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young Professionals Group holds its first SERV fundraiser

Hats off to SERV’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) for a successful first fundraiser for SERV.

The YPG, a newly formed group of philanthropic-minded individuals from companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, held their first official event benefiting SERV, a Beef & Beer on Feb. 3 at the Steam Pub in Southampton, Pa.

Members brought in an amazing crowd of people to the event who were full of energy, excitement and support for SERV’s mission.  In addition, they solicited sponsorships and numerous gift baskets from area businesses and corporations.

Guests who came out to support the YPG enjoyed a buffet of roast beef au jus, penne vodka, beer, wine and an assortment of desserts. They also had the opportunity to bid on auction items such as a boat ride in Barnegat Bay, a hand-crafted stained-glass window, an HP ProBook 450 laptop, and more.

At the end of the day, the YPG hit their fundraising goal of $5,000 for SERV Behavioral Health System. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs for SERV consumers recovering from severe mental illness and/or coping with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Many thanks to Steam Pub for hosting the event, as well as sponsors Rapps Pharmacy in Plainfield and Philadelphia Insurance Companies in Ewing. We also are grateful to the more than 30 area businesses from Mercer County and Bucks County, Pa., that donated gift baskets.

Members of the YPG include: Chairman David Kushner, vice president for investments at Raymond James in Newtown, Pa., Patrick Brogan and Robert Watts, Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Eric Goldman and Kevin Mehta, Mercadien Group; Adam Kofsky, Academy Mortgage; John McDermott, Raymond James; Kendall McPoyle, Rice Cohen Training; Hitesh Patel, Rapps Pharmacy; Rachel Rothman, Berkshire Hathaway; Timothy Smith, Top Quality Services; and Justin Stedman, Equity Payment.

To view photos from the event, visit the SERV Foundation Facebook page here