The 26th Annual

Courage Awards


Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Cocktail Reception & Auction

Dinner & Awards

The Venetian, 546 River Road, Garfield

Last year’s 25th Annual Courage Awards Gala Highlights

The 25th Annual

Courage Awards


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Cocktail Reception & Auction 6:00 Pm

Dinner & Awards 7:00 Pm

The Venetian, 546 River Road, Garfield

Embrace the Difference | CarePlus New Jersey

Join us as we celebrate those who
embrace the difference and continue making
strides in mental health.

The Courage Awards Gala

is our largest fundraising event of the year, and with your participation, we anticipate another fantastic evening celebrating our success! It is an evening dedicated to celebrating our honorees, scholarship recipients, and community members.

The 2023 Courage Awards Gala Honorees

This year’s honorees have shown exemplary dedication to the CarePlus Foundation mission and supporting those who face the life-long challenges of mental illness and addiction.

It is our privilege to recognize the 2023 Courage Award Honorees:

Joseph Masciandaro | CarePlus NJ

Joseph Masciandaro

In recognition of his lifetime achievement as a steadfast leader, innovator, and visionary as President and CEO of CarePlus NJ for 45 years.

Gian Varbaro | CarePlus NJ

Dr. Gian Varbaro

For his passionate and professional commitment to providing excellent care, health education and awareness to the community.

Daniel Sewall | CarePlus NJ

Daniel Sewall

In appreciation of his tireless generosity as an enthusiastic supporter of CarePlus Foundation and leader in other endeavors that support those we serve.


The CarePlus Foundation Scholarship

The CarePlus Foundation Scholarship was created to recognize individuals for their outstanding courage, dedication, and commitment to furthering their education. The 2023 recipients, who have experienced chronic mental illness, emotional and learning disabilities, family conflict, 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. When you donate to the CarePlus Foundation, your generosity is gratefully received by these individuals who work to advance their education and brighten their future. The educational scholarships would not be possible without your continued support.

The Joseph Masciandaro Scholarship Fund | CarePlus New Jersey

The Joseph

The Joseph Masciandaro Fund Scholarship is awarded to one deserving employee to further their education to earn advanced degrees or certifications. The award is named in honor of former CarePlus NJ President and CEO Emeritus, Joseph Masciandaro’s 45-year legacy. This recognizes outstanding staff members pursuing educational or professional goals. Through the IDEA Committee, we discovered many of our staff had a desire to pursue higher education and professional development. Each year, we are proud to recognize and support our hard working staff in reaching their professional goals.

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Let's Go Mets


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2 Talk Show Tickets




50/50 Raffle Tickets


Beyonce at MetLife


Thank you in advance for your support of this important fundraiser.

If you have any questions, please call the Foundation Office at 201-986-5070
or email

The CarePlus Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and our Federal Tax-Exempt ID
Number is 22-3561909. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.