Bleakley Financial Group to Present The Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic Benefiting New Jersey SEEDS

New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit changing the lives of high-achieving students from low-income families by creating educational opportunities, will host The Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, September 18. Presented by Bleakley Financial Group, the event will be held at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell.

“New Jersey SEEDS and Bleakley Financial Group are honored to name this annual event in memory of Allen Meisels,” says NJ SEEDS Executive Director John F. Castano. “Allen served as a New Jersey SEEDS Trustee for more than 20 years. He was one of the major drivers behind the creation of our Golf Classic, and brought that same dedication, innovation and compassion to all he did with SEEDS. I also want to thank Andy Schwartz, SEEDS Trustee and Golf Committee Chair, and his colleagues at Bleakley Financial Group for their continued support. Since the team at Bleakley has sponsored the Golf Classic, SEEDS has raised nearly $2.7 million for our students – enough to support nearly 160 scholars’ SEEDS’ experiences. We are immensely grateful for all that they – and the Golf Committee members – have done to ensure that this event will raise the funds necessary to create opportunities for our students.”

Last year, over 140 golfers, tennis players and guests joined SEEDS to raise more than $200,000 in support of its students. All proceeds from the event benefit New Jersey SEEDS scholars.

On September 18, golf registration and brunch begin at 10:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. A cocktail reception and auction will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

To register for golf, or to purchase tickets for the cocktail reception and dinner, please contact MarrLa Brown at 862.227.9142 or register online. Sponsorship packages are also available.


For 25 years, New Jersey SEEDS has provided educational access for highly motivated, low-income students and created a viable path for them to achieve their full potential. SEEDS strives for a world in which young people’s initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socioeconomic status. Since SEEDS’ founding in 1992, more than 2,300 scholars have graduated from its programs. For more information, visit