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October 5 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Brooklake Country Club

Our Silent Auction is Live!
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GSWA Gala Celebration & Silent Auction

Brooklake Country Club | 139 Brooklake Road | Florham Park

Join us for this much-anticipated evening of good food and drink, spirited mingling with like-minded eco-conscious friends, and browsing and bidding on our popular Silent Auction at our biggest fundraising event of the year!

5 PM – VIP Reception
6 PM – Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 PM – Dinner, Keynote Speaker & Tribute

With a Dash of Magic and Illusion Sprinkled Throughout the Night!

Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)

Congresswoman Sherrill has demonstrated unwavering commitment to the environment. She champions legislation against climate change, supports clean energy and conservation, and fosters collaboration for a greener future. Congresswoman Sherrill believes that protecting our environment is a moral obligation to future generations, and that we must come together across party lines for a cleaner, more sustainable world.


A Special Tribute to John J. DeLaney, Jr.

Jay DeLaney, who passed away in November 2022, was a lifelong resident of Morristown and former Mayor of his hometown. He was a dedicated GSWA supporter serving on the Board of Trustees and then on the Advisory Council for many years. He was an inaugural member of the GSWA municipal alliance which facilitated collaborative discussions among local government representatives on the environment, planning, and zoning issues. Jay made things happen and was the definition of a networker, introducing people he felt should meet. He was passionate about community service and was an outspoken advocate for GSWA’s mission. We are thankful for Jay’s contributions and will celebrate his leadership, friendship, and guidance; or in Jay’s words, his “work, wealth, wisdom, and worry.”

And New This Year

Enjoy the nationally touring professional magician, comedian, and mentalist, Simon Mandal, who will entertain attendees with up-close magic and captivating illusions to engage and delight our attendees throughout the evening.


Get Tickets at the Bottom of this Page!

JOIN US AT THE VIP RECEPTION – Purchase a VIP Premier Ticket to attend this private reception. Enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres prior to the start of the Gala event. Scroll down to purchase tickets by September 21.

COCKTAILS, SILENT AUCTION, DINNER & SPEAKER –The annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction is our biggest and most exciting fundraising event of the year! The evening will include a lively cocktail hour, a delicious dinner banquet, our expansive and renowned silent auction, and a keynote presentation by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. The Silent Auction goes live September 28 – be sure to check back at that time for the link to browse and bid on over 100 unique items. Scroll down to purchase tickets by September 14.

BECOME A GALA UNDERWRITER –Gala Underwriter opportunities are available! Underwriter support assures this annual fundraising event will be a big success. Your support helps us continue our important work of water quality monitoring, education, land stewardship, and advocacy. Underwriters are listed on our website and linked to your business website. You will receive additional benefits outlined here:  Download formTo fully participate as an underwriter, the deadline is September 14.

SPECIAL NEW GALA SPONSORSHIPS –New this year is a $4500 special underwriting opportunity to sponsor the evening’s entertainment. Another new underwriting opportunity is to sponsor our popular 50 bottle cork pull. Download formTo fully participate as a sponsor, the deadline is September 14.

PURCHASE GALA CELEBRATION WINE PACKAGES & ADVERTISING –Show your appreciation to friends, customers, or clients by choosing a Celebration Wine Advertising Package. Your advertisement will be prominently displayed throughout the event and you will also be listed on our website as a supporter of our mission. Send a bottle of red and a bottle of white to 2 or 5 of your clients, customers, or colleagues. You may also opt to advertise without the additional wine package. Download form. The deadline for wine packages and advertising opportunities is September 14.

DONATE TO OUR POPULAR SILENT AUCTION –Our online silent auction has a great reputation! Your donation is an opportunity to promote your business to people near and far while demonstrating your commitment to clean water and a healthy environment. The auction goes live September 28 and is visited by hundreds of enthusiastic bidders!  Download form. The deadline to make a silent auction donation is September 15.

Cannot attend but wish to support GSWA and the environment?
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Contact Melanie Hertgen at 973-538-3500 / MHertgen@greatswamp.org

2023 GALA


New Jersey American Water


Atlantic Health System


Adrienne & Reed Auerbach
Avelino Law
Eagle Cliff Real Estate Partners
Agi & Matt Krauser
Valley Bank
Lisa & David Welsh

When you shop, or shop around, please support these champions of the environment!


October 5
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Brooklake Country Club
139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Melanie Hertgen
Val Thorpe

195 total Tickets:

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Table of 10
Purchase a table of 10 and invite your family, colleagues, and friends to join you for an evening of comradery focused on a clean and healthy environment now and for future generations.
$ 2,500.00
290 available
Benefactor Ticket
By purchasing a Benefactor Ticket, your extra donation shows your unwavering support of GSWA’s mission! Benefactor Ticket purchasers will be acknowledged on the Gala webpage and on the big screens during the event.
$ 300.00
290 available
VIP Premier Ticket
Purchase a VIP Premier Ticket to attend the pre-Gala cocktail party (5-6 PM) and mingle with your fellow environmental enthusiasts! VIP Premier Ticket purchasers will be acknowledged on the Gala webpage and on the big screens during the event.
$ 500.00
290 available
Individual Ticket(s)
Purchase a ticket for you and your guest(s) to enjoy an evening of comradery focused on a clean and healthy environment now and for future generations.
$ 250.00
290 available
Young Professionals Ticket
This half-price ticket is a great opportunity for young professionals to come out and learn more about GSWA and the work we do to promote clean water and a healthy environment.
$ 125.00
290 available