GSB Community Raises Over $100,000 Towards Need-Based Financial Assistance in Annual GSB Classic 

GSB Community Raises Over $100,000 Towards Need-Based Financial Assistance in Annual GSB Classic 

GSB Community members enjoyed a day of golf, tennis, and good-spirited competition at the Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, NJ, while raising funds towards need-based financial assistance at the 17th Annual GSB Classic on Monday, May 15, 2023.  

For the first time, the long-standing tradition was moved to a new location, Somerset Hills, and it included a new activity—tennis 105 round robin—but the mission remained the same. All proceeds raised during the day went to support the endowment for need-based financial assistance, allowing highly qualified students who may not otherwise be able to attend GSB.  

“This year's GSB Classic was outstanding!” said Head of School Sid Rowell. “The inclusion of tennis brought this event to a new group of participants, and the change of venue to Somerset Hills sparked renewed interest in this wonderful tradition unlike any other.” 

The average award a student receives at GSB is $27,577, and over 30% of GSB Students receive some sort of financial assistance. The school is proud of its historical record of providing substantive financial assistance, and the GSB Classic is a key component of that worthy mission. Over $1.6 million dollars have been raised since its inception, with over $100k net raised in this event alone. 

“It was wonderful to see parents, alumni, and other supporters of the GSB community come together for a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and friendly competition, while benefiting the GSB scholarship fund,” said GSB Classic Co-Chair Rachel Kalafer P ’29. 

“The joyous vibe was infectious, and a good time was had by all—both on and off the course and courts. Thank you to everybody who helped make this outing a success by donating, organizing and showing up for this glorious day.” 

Co-Chairs Brenda and Stephen Liberti P '24, '26 agreed. “Every year this event just keeps getting better,” they said. 

“In the past, we had a golf clinic for beginners, and now the addition of tennis means a variety of people can come out, have fun, and support a great cause. Throw in a day of sunshine and cool temperatures—it was quite perfect! 

As before, the GSB Classic offered participants a full day of activities including a continental breakfast, driving range, putting green, buffet lunch, tennis (105 round robin), golf (two best ball, shotgun start), and a cocktail and awards reception. Throughout their time on the course and courts, friendly competitions were held among the attendees, and winners were recognized at the conclusion of the event. This year’s winners included: 


Competitions: Golf 

Closest to the Pin (Hole 12): Harvey Weinberg 

Longest Drive for Women (Hole 13): Jenn Noon 

Longest Drive for Men (Hole 4): Jim Car 

Hole in One (Hole 2) and (Hole 16): None 


Tournament Winners: Golf 

1st Place - Gross: Chick Atkins, Cory Atkins, Thomas Spero, Stuart Vorcheimer 

1st Place - Net: Tim Chesson, Kirk Kellogg, Andy Price, Randal Welsh

2nd Place - Net: Thomas Sabol, Fran Gary, Brian Keiser, Dorsey Connolly

3rd Place - Net: Adam Winters, Rob Sameth, Bill Duvnan, Enzo Vartulli


Competition: Tennis – 105 Round Robin 

First Place Winner: Kevin Carey and Jonathan Ramsay  


A very special thanks to co-chairs, Rachel Kalafer and Brenda and Stephen Liberti as well as GSB Classic committee members, golfers, tennis players, sponsors, and event volunteers who supported this year's GSB Classic. The GSB Classic has made a difference in the lives of many students, and its impact will last forever. 

We are grateful to our tournament sponsors (please see list below) for their generous support, and we hope to see everyone back on the course or the courts again next year!  

Please scroll to the bottom for pictures from the event. 


Thank you to our tournament sponsors! 

Gold Sponsor 

Harbor Freight 

Petillo Companies 

Somerset Patriots  

Land Rover Princeton / Clinton Honda 


Silver Sponsor 

Emily and Kirk Kellogg 

HBK CPAs & Consultants / Vertilocity 

Mazzatta Family 

Wells Fargo Commercial Banking 


Bronze Sponsors 

Day Pitney LLP 

Hatfield Schwartz Law Group LLC  

Matthews Family 

Merchant Financial Group 

Neurology Specialists of Morris &  

Union Counties 

Opt Tech LLC 

Peapack Gladstone Bank 

Sage Dining Services Inc. 


Lunch and Awards Reception Sponsor 

Kane Wound Care 


Closest to the Pin Sponsor 

The Marcucci Family


Golf Ball Sponsor 

Peapack Gladstone Bank 


Longest Drive Sponsor 

 Willis Towers Watson 


Driving Range Sponsor 

Hunterdon Health Foundation 


Putting Green Sponsor 



Hole Sponsors 

Atkins Companies 

Campbell Supply Company 

Day Pitney LLP 

Drzik Family 

Emily and Kirk Kellogg 

Fred C. Church Insurance 

Golden Parachute LLC 

Genova Burns LLC 

Harbor Freight 

Hatfield Schwartz Law     Group LLC  

HBK CPA’s & Consultants /    Vertilocity 

Lorena’s Restaurant and Bar 

Madison Insurance 

Matthews Family 

Mazzatta Family 

Merchant Financial Group 

Nehmer Orthopedics 

Neurology Specialists of Morris   & Union Counties 

New Horizons Real Estate    Holdings LLC 

Opt Tech LLC 

Peapack Gladstone Bank 

Petillo Companies 

Private Client Group A.M. 

Saladino & Niccolai Families 

Sage Dining Services Inc. 

Somerset Patriots / Land Rover     

Princeton / Clinton Honda 

The Roettger Group     at Morgan Stanley 

Wells Fargo Commercial Banking 

Wiss and Company LLP 


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