Former Gov. Jim McGreevey among speakers scheduled for Big Conversations, April 27

From Morris Arts:

Morris Arts’ unique Great Conversations event is back in person
with 28 amazing talkers

To rejoin Morris Arts for the 14th anniversary of his Great Conversations gala, 6-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ — co-chaired by Morris Arts Board Members Merle Johnson and Gail and Paul Mandel.

Great Conversations is a unique gala event that gives guests the opportunity to dine and chat with a prominent personality while supporting the arts!

Our speakers are made up of 28 honored guests who contribute to the diverse character of our community, including: artists, high-profile business leaders, world-class entertainers, entrepreneurs, authors, scientists, stars culinary and more.

Attendees are invited to pre-select their top five speakers and will be assigned to sit with one of their choices on the evening of the event. We invite you to enjoy this unique evening of exchanging ideas while savoring a delicious meal, a refreshing drink and a nice conversation.

Mingle with host talkers during cocktail hour, then dine with luminaries such as a former NYC Ballet principal ballerina; a QVC program host; a pastry chef and bakery owner; a former governor of New Jersey; an HBO, Cartoon Network and PBS host; a chief scientist at Climate Central or other equally fascinating and accomplished people.

Individual tickets are now on sale here. The price per ticket is $250.

Our speakers include: Dr. Edward Adams, Tanya Silva Alcorn, Susan Shapiro Barash, Adenah Bayoh, Lisa Borromeo Checchio, Santiago Cohen, David Dietze, Kieran Fagan, Joseph Forgione, John Gallucci Jr., Stacey Harcum, Lucy Antek Johnson, Armond Kinsey, Maria Kowroski, Joseph Lee, Andrea Lekberg, Wendy Lund, Sam Maddali, Jim McGreevey, Linda McHugh, Justin Parnell, Alberti Popaj, Matt Rich, Mike Stanzilis, Dr Benjamin Strauss, Rebecca Wessler, Rev. Dr. Williams, Jr. and Ayo Sanderson Wilson.

To visit for more information on the host talkers and to purchase tickets for this special event.

Proceeds from Great Conversations help support the many programs and services provided by Morris Arts. Often done “behind the scenes”, the work of Morris Arts serves hundreds of thousands of people every year – with arts in education programs, arts in the community programs, grants, scholarships, advocacy, innovative community place-making and place-making events and support for artists and arts organizations.

These efforts are essential to enrich and improve the quality of life in
You can find the full list of our 2022 talkers below and check out their full bios
here. Each talker headshot is above in alphabetical order from left to right
starting from the top left corner.
the community at large. Come savor the art of live conversation, meet amazing people, and help an organization truly worthy of giving back to its community.

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity of its sponsors: Encore: Hackensack Meridian Health; JMF properties; MCM Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley; NJ Advance Media provides services for and The Star-Ledger Green Room: Delta Dental of New Jersey; Applause: Finn Partners; Mondelez International; Quest Diagnosis; Applause: Atlantic Health System; BASF; Delta Dental of New Jersey; Peapack Private Wealth Management; Pfizer; PwC; Valley Bank; Star: Morris County Chamber of Commerce; NK Architects; Riker Danzig; Sherman Atlas Sylvester & Stamelman; Greater Morristown’s ShopRite; and thresholds Cummis & Gross

Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a non-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a particular focus on arts programming in schools and in the community, arts advocacy, creating creative places and the support of the Morris Area artist and arts community. organizations.

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