The rolling hills of the Suburban Country Club in Union, NJ were the backdrop for a cocktail party and auction fundraiser held on Wednesday, July 12th, to support Kidsave. Kevin Buckman and Michael Bryne hosted the event, which was attended by about 40 of their friends and business associates.

 

Sam Gelman and her brothers

The guest speaker was Kidsave’s Samantha Gelman, who participated in Summer Miracles and was adopted by Cathee Gelman in 2013. Samantha talked about her life in Colombia before she was adopted. She lived in a series of foster homes, wore the same clothes every day, worked for her foster mother, and saw her two younger sisters adopted while she was left behind. Today, thanks to Kidsave and Cathee, Samantha has a loving family.

 

The event was sponsored by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and supported by Guardian Life Insurance.

 

A big “thank you” to Kevin Buckman and Mike Byrne for their generosity!