Butterfly Ball raises over $475,000 for Bancroft

Butterfly Ball raises over $475,000 for Bancroft

Bancroft, one of New Jersey’s largest nonprofit organizations supporting people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries, raised more than $475,000 to support its programs and services during the Butterfly Ball on April 29.

More than 400 people attended the gala at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which celebrated Bancroft’s 140th anniversary and looked ahead to the organization’s next chapter. 

The event honored key supporters of the organization and its mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities: Bancroft grandparents Ellene and Tom Kowal, whose grandson Christopher is supported by Bancroft, received the organization’s inaugural Changing Lives award. Community member Jason Wolf (Wolf Commercial Real Estate) was presented with the Corporate Philanthropy Award, in recognition of his, and the company’s, tireless support of Bancroft and its mission. 

Watch a video tribute to this year’s honorees

The Butterfly Ball is Bancroft’s signature fundraiser, raising money that supports educational, social and recreational programs and opportunities to allow individuals with diverse challenges maximize their potential.

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