Save the Date! The Beyond Words Benefit will be held on November 2, 2019 and will feature Zadie Smith interviewed by Deana Lawson.


View photos from the 2018 Beyond Words Benefit below!

2018 BW Benefit

Caterer and Director’s Circle Corporate Partner


The 2018 benefit featured the humorist and social commentator Fran Lebowitz, offering her views on current events, the media, and writing—as well as her extensive list of pet peeves, including baggage claim, adults who roller skate, and children who speak French. Known for her urbane and acerbic wit, Lebowitz has been called by The New York Times Book Review an “important humorist in the classic tradition.”

Fran’s talk was in conversation with Don Gilpin, Journalist with Town Topics and beloved former English teacher at West Windsor. The benefit evening included a Benefactor’s Reception, talk, and a seated dinner and silent auction for 400 guests at Princeton University’s Lewis Arts Complex, the first community-sponsored event in the University’s new complex.


Benefit Corporate Sponsors receive logo recognition and advertising at the Beyond Words event and in all related materials. They also receive invitations and tickets for the Benefactor reception, talk, and reserved seating at dinner. Advertising and in-kind opportunities at the Benefit are designed to connect local small businesses with our most loyal community members. Learn more about additional benefits and yearlong opportunities here.


Melissa & Tom Grzymala

Stanley N.  Katz
Honorary Chair

Helen Heintz

Brett Bonfield
Executive Director

Sally Branon
Anne Brener
Julie Cho
Jessica Deutsch
Audrey Egger
Marita Engshuber
Felecia Ettenberg
Dawn Frost
Dana Gabel
Sherri Garber
Regina Petinos
Peter Ham
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Beth Heaney
Claire Jacobus
Nicole Jones
Nicky Katz
Michele Kolb
Dagmar Kraemer-Anderson
Judy Kutin
Beth Leman
Erin Metro
Pat Meyer
Dana Molina
Eric Monberg
Tim Quinn
Yamile Slebi
Christa Smith
Bridget St. Clair
Melanie Stein
Richard Trenner
Pam Wakefield
Wendy Wilton
Karen Zemble

Corporate Partners

For their leadership support, we would like to acknowledge our current corporate partners:

Director’s Circle

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors