Golf Classic 2005

3rd Annual Golf Classic Benefits Center for Morris County’s Child Victims

The Charles Lafitte Foundation’s third annual Golf Classic, held June 6, 2005 at Due Process Stables in Colts Neck, N.J., raised $450,000 for Deirdre’s House, The Center for Morris County’s Child Victims.  The center is a secure and nurturing “homey” environment intended to lessen the trauma of children who have suffered abuse or neglect, or have witnessed domestic violence.

Deirdre’s House is the only site in New Jersey where children (under age 12) can be interviewed, medically examined and treated, videotaped and counseled under one roof.  Its home-like atmosphere lessens the children’s fear during the post-Established in 1994 as the Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center, Deirdre’s House provided services last year to more than 1,043 child victims.

“We were extremely impressed with Deirdre’s House” said Mrs. Citron, who selects the foundation’s beneficiaries herself, along with her husband and Mrs. Vertetis.  “Its founders identified a great need in our state and the child advocacy center they established has become a national model.  At the same time, they keep administrative costs so low that 92 cents of every dollar directly benefits the children they serve.”

“We’re extremely grateful for the support of the Citrons and The Charles Lafitte Foundation,” said Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Esq., executive director of Deirdre’s House.  “Their donation will literally change lives, as it will greatly increase our ability to provide services that are desperately needed by Morris County’s child victims and their families.”


Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center (Morris County, N.J.)

Lunch Sponsors

Ed Eskandarian, Arnold Worldwide
Jill & Erik Maschler Family Foundation
Chuck Seergy, Several Sources
Robinson Markel, Katten, Muchin, & Rosenman

Hole Sponsors

Steve McDermott, (ICAP) Garban Capital
Prem Parameswaran, Deutsche Bank
Bill Wilhelm, Bingham McCutchen
Leonard Nuara, Thacher Profitt

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