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45th Anniversary Celebration

Anchor House Board of Directors Invites You to Join Us for the 45th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 28, 2023
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Mercer Oaks
725 Village Road W., West Windsor, NJ 08550

Join Our Celebration!

The Anchor House Board of Directors is delighted to invite you to help celebrate the accomplishments and impact of the past 45 years as we look ahead toward a bright future.

The Anniversary Celebration will be held Thursday, September, 28, 2023 from 5:30-8:30pm at Mercer Oaks in West Windsor. Proceeds from the event will help support safe housing, crisis intervention, outreach and supportive services that help hundreds of youth and their families thrive each year.

The evening will feature some of our brightest shining stars – our donors, volunteers, board, staff and youth. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner and the opportunity for networking among peers.

THANK YOU – 45th Anniversary Celebration tickets are now SOLD OUT!

Even though our event is now SOLD OUT, you can still make a meaningful impact and support our 45th Anniversary by donating online. When you give in support of Anchor House, your dollars make an immediate impact. Your donations help to improve the quality of life and health in our community by giving youth the tools to become self-sufficient and active participants in the community.

Our Honorees

  • Rue Foundation
    Philanthropic Angel Award
    Since its formation, the Rue Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in grants to support educational institutions, health care providers, organizations that assist at-risk and homeless youth and families, and programs that help individuals with developmental disabilities. The Foundation is part of the active community involvement of Rue Insurance led by William M. Rue, Chairman, and William Jue, Jr., President. Anchor House is a proud longtime partner, most recently receiving a generous gift for our Youth Homelessness Expansion Project at Brunswick Avenue in Trenton.
  • The Golis Family
    Champion for Youth Angel Award
    The Golis Family created the Cory Golis/Anchor House Foundation Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance to high school graduates to attend college, trade, or technical school. The Fund honors the memory of Cory Golis, a bright light, and youth advocate, who left us too soon. Since 1999, the Golis family, Jim, Jerri and Jeremy, held “Cory’s Ride” each year to honor Cory’s memory and raise scholarship funds. Numerous Anchor House youth have benefited from the generosity of the Golis Family over the years to help pursue their post-secondary goals.
  • Rev. Rupert A. Hall, Jr.
    Community Advocate Award
    Rev. Rupert A. Hall, Jr, the Servant Pastor of Turning Point United Methodist Church in Trenton, is deeply committed to the community and helping individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Rev. Hall serves on the Board of Directors of Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Anchor House operated our second street outreach Youth Drop-In Location at Turning Point as a safe place for youth to locate services and information. Turning Point hosts the homeless memorial, distributes food and hot meals and welcomes all.
  • We will also recognize and celebrate Anchor House youth who shine bright.

Ticketing and Sponsorship Opportunities

Ticket Information – Tickets are SOLD OUT! THANK YOU! 


Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships receive a listing in our annual impact report.

  • Shining Star Sponsor – $5,000
    Benefits include logo/name on event website, email invitations and event slideshow as well as logo/name in e-news (600+ emails), Facebook (1.5K followers), Instagram, LinkedIn and 8 tickets. Shining Star and Sapphire Sponsors will be mentioned during event.
  • Sapphire Sponsor – $2,500
    Benefits include all the above with tiered logo/name and 4 tickets.
  • Lighthouse Sponsor – $1,000
    Benefits include tiered company/name listed (no logo) on above and 2 tickets.
  • Hope Sponsor – $500
    Benefits include tiered company/name listed (no logo) on above and 1 ticket.
  • “Shout Out” – $100
    One or two sentence congratulatory message listed in event slideshow.

Attention Shining Star & Sapphire Sponsors: We will need your logo artwork in advance of the event. Acceptable file types are PDF, EPS, JPG, or PNG. Please email your logo artwork to Karen Stettner at


Please contact Karen Stettner at or call 609-396-8329

About Anchor House

Since 1978, Anchor House has served thousands of youth and young people with safe housing and youth homelessness prevention services.  With the support of our partners and donors, we can continue our work to prevent and end youth homelessness and prepare youth to live productive and independent lives.

Anchor House provides the only emergency youth shelter, transitional living program, and street outreach program targeting youth in Mercer County, and one of two supportive housing programs in the county for young adults.

To learn more about our programs and impact, please visit our website.

Thank You for Your Support!