Celebrate and support “New Jersey’s Favorite Small Performing Arts Center” at the 2018 SOPAC GALA on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  It will be a fabulous night of deserving honorees, cocktails, a strolling dinner & dessert, live & silent auctions and entertainment you won’t want to miss!


At this year’s gala we will be honoring Juilliard @ SOPAC series sponsor, Samuel M. Convissor, longtime SOPAC supporters, Dan Arrighi & Sam Joseph, and music legend and activist, Dionne Warwick. SOPAC will be presenting Ms. Warwick with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


The evening’s entertainment will feature a performance by Grammy Award-winning Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins

Host Committee

Thank you to the 2018 SOPAC Gala Host Committee for their help in ensuring this year’s fundraiser is a success.

Show Your Support 

Individual tickets are $300. Premium tickets which include a meet & greet with Judy Collins are $500 each and available through September 22 only. 

To purchase tickets, please call Katelyn Fatzler at (973) 712-4102. If you are unable to attend and wish to support the SOPAC Gala, you may make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here

Sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500 and program journal ads or congratulatory messages to honorees start at $50.  

Opportunities for further gala engagement include serving as a Host Committee Member and donating an auction item or experience. Contact Shana Teitelbaum at for more information.

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2017 SOPAC Gala – Thank You

On October 28, 2017 there was a palpable feeling of joy in our building. It was truly a memorable event to which we were delighted to welcome so many. The 2017 Gala netted close to $70,000 for SOPAC and its educational programs. In addition, part of the proceeds of the evening have been allocated to hurricane relief, to the Columbia High School Scholarship fund and the Newark Boys Choir. 

We thank those who attended in support of our honorees:  Mila Jasey, Patti Donovan and Matt Glass. I know they truly appreciated the fabulous turnout by so many of you to pay tribute to their generosity and support of SOPAC. 

With profound gratitude,
Mark Packer
Executive Director