Howard M. Schoor Participates in Collier Youth Services 85th Anniversary Gala Event

For the 26th consecutive year, Howard M. Schoor is a major Sponsor for the Collier Youth Services Foundation Gala

JUPITER, FLORIDA – July 16, 2012 – In celebration of its 85th year anniversary, Collier Youth Services held a fundraising gala on June 8th, 2012 at the Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey. The Collier Youth Services Foundation is a regional, non-profit, non-sectarian organization that gives at-risk and handicapped children “a chance to grow” to their potential through its specialized middle school, high school, residential group homes (Red Bank and Keyport), year-round environmental educational studies, summer day camp sessions, and other recreational programs. For 85 years, this charity organization has provided various recreational and educational programs and services for at-risk youth, and to celebrate this huge feat, the organization held a gala event that featured musical acts, fine dining, auctions and even a chance to unlock a jewelry box containing a $1,600 David Yurman watch.

During the event, Collier Youth Services honored the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, who founded the organization in 1927.  In addition, many contributors and benefactors were honored, including AT&T Pioneers, who consist of a network of former and current AT&T employees that have volunteered their time and participated in many service projects to enhance the grounds at Collier, and Tim McCloone and Holiday Express.

Collier Youth Services also took this opportunity to recognize a long time friend of the organization, philanthropist and humanitarian, Howard Schoor, who was a Ruby Sponsor for the event. For over 20 years, Mr. Schoor served on the Board of Directors of Collier Services where his contributions have helped provide year-round environmental educational studies, summer day camp and recreational programs for these at-risk children. Several years ago, Collier Services also established the Howard M. Schoor Humanitarian Fund in honor of Howard’s support and service.

“As in previous years, I was excited to show my support for Collier Youth Services foundation,” explains Mr. Howard M. Schoor.  “It is my pleasure to help the organization for this annual event which is so important in raising the funds we need to help so many at-risk children in the area.”

The 2012 Collier Youth Services Anniversary Gala was a huge success with monies raised from its ad journal, auction, silent auction and 50/50.

For more information on how to get involved in Collier Youth Services visit http://www.collieryouthservices.org/ and for information on the charitable Howard Schoor visit http://howardschoor.com/.

About Howard Schoor

Howard M. Schoor is a life-long entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian. Over the course of his life, he has been the Founder, Chairman, Owner / Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of many successful companies, including Schoor DePalma, Inc., HMS Consulting LLC, Schoor Companies, Woodstone, Seat Strap LLC, Showplace Farms, Community Bank of New Jersey, Sun National Bank, Midlantic/Merchants National Bank, New Era Bank, First Pioneer Farm Credit Association’s Customer Service Council, and YHD and Foxtons North America, Inc.

As a result of his varied interests in business, Howard M. Schoor has experience with civil engineering, land development and real estate, luxury home development, and owner and breeder of harness horses.

In addition, Mr. Schoor has long been a philanthropist and humanitarian, and with the assistance of his wife and children created the Schoor Family Foundation, which has helped raise multiple millions of dollars for worthwhile charities, including Collier Youth Services, Centra State Healthcare Foundation, Jewish Federation of Monmouth County, Monmouth County Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, American Heart Association, among others.  He is an on-going supporter and active participant in numerous local charitable and civic community activities.  Several years ago, Collier Services established the Howard M. Schoor Humanitarian Fund in honor of Howard’s support and service.  This fund is used to assist children and families to any of the Collier programs who have a compelling need not addressed by other resources.

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