We look forward to seeing you in 2025

The CarePlus Foundation Thanks you
for attending the


Honoring Those Who

Empower Transformation

The Courage Awards Gala is both a celebration and a heartfelt tribute to compassionate community leaders who champion the CarePlus NJ mission and empower those facing the life-long challenges of mental health and addiction. It is our privilege to recognize the 2024 Courage Award Honorees:

Senator Joseph Lagana | Care Plus New Jersey

The Honorable Joseph A. Lagana, New Jersey State Senator

For his dedication to addressing the mental health needs of New Jersey youth and community members.

Debra Wentz, Ph.D., President and CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies

For her commitment to improving lives by changing views about mental health and addiction.

Debra Wentz head shot image
Empowering Transformation | Care Plus New Jersey
CPF Scholarship | Care Plus New Jersey

The CarePlus Foundation Scholarship was created to recognize individuals for their outstanding courage, dedication, and commitment to furthering their education. The 2024 recipients, who have experienced chronic mental illness, emotional and learning disabilities, familial discord, financial limitations, and other obstacles, are committed to moving forward with their lives through education. The scholarship will help support this year’s recipients in pursuing their educational and professional goals. Your donation to the CarePlus Foundation directly supports these deserving individuals, empowering them to achieve their academic and professional goals. Thank you for your contribution to their journey towards brighter futures.

The Joseph Masciandaro Scholarship honors the ambition and dedication of our staff by awarding one deserving employee with support for their pursuit of an advanced degree or professional certification. Each year, we take pride in acknowledging and assisting our employees as they strive to achieve their goals. Named in tribute to the enduring legacy of Joseph Masciandaro, former President and CEO Emeritus of CarePlus NJ, this scholarship symbolizes 45 years of visionary leadership and commitment to excellence.

Masciandaro Scholarship | Care Plus New Jersey

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Platinum Sponsors

Avanti Electrical Services
Brown and Brown Insurance
New Jersey Landscape Systems
Radburn Care Care Center Exxon

Gold Sponsors

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Bergen New Beidge Medical Center
Marjorie and Egon Berg

Silver Sponsors

Enviroclean Janitorial and Building Services
Inserra Supermarkets Inc.
Integrity House
Joe and Maria Masciandaro
John Johnson Auto Group
Sasco Otterstedt Insurance Agencey