Roll the Dice, Support Scholarships


PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Foundation will transform the Venetian into a 1940s-inspired supper club during its new signature fundraiser next month. “Club Monte Carlo,” an evening of swing dancing, dinner and casino-style gaming, will support student scholarships and the College’s Turning Point program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Led by honorary chairs Dolores Catania (the Real Housewives of New Jersey), Dr. Manuel Alvarez (Hackensack University Medical Center and FOX News) and Jim Thebery (Bergen County Division on Disability Services), the event will take place Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Venetian in Garfield. Tickets ($175) include an open bar, dinner, red carpet photos, dancing, a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers-inspired dance performance and $150 in play money.

The Foundation, a separately incorporated 501(c)(3), raises funds to support student scholarships, faculty and staff development, emergency funds and other special projects and programs.

For more information on Club Monte Carlo, or to purchase tickets, please call (201) 447-7117 or email [email protected]

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls 16,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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