Heroes for Children: Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Heroes for Children: Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The 2019 Heroes for Children Gala is an event that has been organized to recognize the outstanding achievement of several individuals who are fighting to make the world a safer place for children.

October 27, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. EST
Ariana’s Grand
800 Rahway Ave.
Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095
Tickets: $80 per guest

Attire: Cocktail/Business


2019 Heroes for Children Gala speakers include:


  • Jeff Dion, Zero Abuse Project
  • Mark Crawford, Leader of New Jersey SNAP
  • State Senator Joseph Vitale


  • Senator Joseph Vitale, NJ's 19th Legislative District, Primary Sponsor of our SOL reform bill S477
  • Pat Serrano, Mother of abuse survivor and Advocate
  • Patricia Teffenhart, Executive Director of NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)
  • Fred Marigliano, Survivor/Advocate
  • Father Kenneth Lasch, Founder Road to Recovery/Advocate
  • The Fortney Family Sisters, Survivors and Advocates
  • Joe Capozzi, Director/playwright/producer and Survivor/Advocate
  • Todd Kostrub, Survivor/Advocate
  • Saundra Fortney-Colello
  • Jeanne Fortney-Webster
  • Patty Fortney-Julius
  • Lara Fortney-McKeever
  • Teresa Fortney-Miller
  • Carolyn Fortney
Coming soon!

General Sponsors

  • Awards for those being recognized: $2,000 - event program and website recognition
  • Desert: $1,500 - event program and website recognition
  • Cocktail Hour: $1,500 - event program and website recognition

Major Sponsors

  • Silver sponsors: $3,000 will receive 5 paid tickets to the event, website and event program recognition
  • Gold Sponsors: $5,000 will receive 10 paid tickets to the event, website and event program recognition
  • Platinum sponsor: $8,000 will receive 15 paid tickets to the event and will be prominently featured/acknowledged on the website and in the event program.

*All sponsors, General and Major, will be recognized and acknowledged on the Zero Abuse Project Heroes for Justice Gala page, in the event program and of course at the event. Your contributions are tax-deductible.


Booster advertisements or logos will be featured in the event program

  • $30.00 – 1/8 page advertisement or logo
  • $50.00 – 1/4 page advertisement or logo
  • $150.00 – 1/2 page advertisement or logo
  • $300.00 – Full page advertisement or logo
  • Greg Gianforcaro, Law Firm of Gregory Gianforcaro
  • Matthews & Associates
  • Andreozzi & Associates, PC
  • Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
  • Robins Kaplan LLP

Should you choose to stay overnight following the gala, there are several hotel options close to the venue.

Holiday Inn & Express Suites - 2.0 miles from the venue
874 US Highway 1 (North)
Avenel, NJ 07001


Hampton Inn Woodbridge - 3.4 miles from venue
370 Route 9 North
Woodbridge, NJ 07095


Delta Hotels by Marriot - 3.5 miles from venue
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, NJ 08830