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Members Enjoyed an Exciting Evening of Casino Games and Provided Valuable Support for Lupus Research



The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Financial Managers Society recently held a Charity Casino Night to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. The generosity of the Chapter’s numerous sponsors provided Members the opportunity to enjoy a full evening of casino gaming while providing valuable funding for Lupus research. The event was held at the Brownstone in West Paterson, NJ on March 15, 2018.

The evening began with a full course buffet dinner prepared by the expert staff at the Brownstone. Attendees then participated in a series of casino games including poker, roulette and blackjack as well as sessions with a pair of tarot card readers. Not unlike the approach used to execute a successful business plan, each Member clearly attempted to a capitalize on a unique winning strategy.

At the end of the evening, each player’s winning chips were exchanged for chances to win a wide variety of merchandise and prizes donated by the generous sponsors of the event. Platinum prizes ranged in value from $250 to $400, including a resort stay, an Apple watch and a Chromebook laptop computer. Gold prizes ranged in value from $50 to $200, including gift cards, home goods, electronics and a wide variety of personal items.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints, organs and cause inflammation, pain and severe discomfort to various areas of the body. The disease results in a significant reduction in quality of life. After decades of research, there is currently no cure. The daughter of Past Chapter President Grace Cruz-Beyer is one of more than 1.5 million Americans who is afflicted with Lupus.

The substantial funds raised through this event will not only help to provide new and innovative treatments to help Erica cope with Lupus but will hopefully lead to a permanent cure for all!

Chapter Members are encouraged to join Erica’s team to help find a cure for Lupus. For more information or to make a secure online donation please visit: Erica’s Purple Diamonds

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Casino Games I


Members enjoyed a wide range of casino games, including roulette, blackjack and poker. The Brownstone served a fabulous buffet dinner while members were treated to their favorite beverage at the open bar that lasted throughout the evening.

Casino Games II


Blackjack is sooo much fun! High stakes poker and roulette provided members with an exciting evening of challenging casino games. Win or lose everyone went home with a big smile!

Casino Games III


Counting chips at the roulette table was the financial management challenge of the evening. Non-gamblers enjoyed insightful tarrot card readings! Everyone enjoyed a fun evening.

Prizes and Awards Winners


Members' winnings were exchanged for valuable prizes donated by the generous sponsors of the Casino Night event. View the prizes and the winners! Although members earned valuable prizes, the Lupus Foundation was the biggest winner!

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