•  Saturday, Nov. 4
  •  6:00 PM
  •  Bergen Academies Auditorium

Gala 2023 - About the Gala



View details from our 41st Annual Gala, updates from our disaster relief and Signature programs, and more.



About the Gala

Our annual gala will celebrate Harmony for Humanity: Uniting Generations in Service. This musical occasion will honor our more than 40-year history, spanning three generations, spreading progress and combatting poverty in rural India through our Signature Programs. Our work helps fight inequality and promote fundamental human rights by bringing gender equality, education, healthcare, and empowerment to underserved regions. Join us as we unite in the spirit of service!


About the Show

This year, our featured performers will be Samir & Dipalee, India’s favorite singing couple. This duo has performed at hundreds of international shows covering a variety of genres featuring a delectable mix of Bollywood hits, Sufi, Folk and Ghazals. Samir & Dipalee are an award-winning team that you won’t want to miss!

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Ticket sales begin Sunday, October 1 and are available at $100, $75, $50, and $35 levels. 

For V VIP and VIP seating, please view check out our Sponsorship Opportunities PDF.

Ticket orders should be sent via email to [email protected]

Please use the subject line, “Ticket order for Share & Care Gala” in your email. The following information should also be included in your email: 

  1. Ticket Order - Desired Number and Seating Level (view the seating chart)
  2. Name
  3. Email Address
  4. Phone Number
  5. Requests (Handicap Access, etc.)
  6. Ticket Mailing Address

Checks for ticket orders should be made payable to Share & Care Foundation and mailed to the below address: 

  • Amar Shah
    92 Lilac Lane
    Paramus, NJ 07652

Please check the below to determine when your tickets will be mailed to you: 

  • Tickets for payments received by Oct. 5 will be mailed the week of Oct. 9
  • Tickets for payments received by Oct. 12 will be mailed the week of Oct. 16
  • Tickets for payments received by Oct. 19 will be mailed the week of Oct. 21
  • For orders received between Oct. 20-Nov. 3, tickets will be available at the venue box office at 5 p.m. the night of the event. Please bring payment in the form of cash or check and your photo ID.

Letter from the President

Dear Patrons,

We are excited to announce our annual Gala is returning Saturday, November 4th. In a world filled with conflict and destruction, our service and your compassion are needed more than ever. Our theme "Harmony for Humanity" reflects this spirit. As our Share and Care family legacy passes through generations, we are all united in our passion for service. Share and Care has contributed over $80 million in over 40 years. As our patrons, we deeply respect the faith you put in us and endeavour to make every contribution count. We spend considerable time vetting projects and conducting field visits. We hold our NGO partners to the highest reporting standards. We are proud that Charity Navigator which rates charities has consistently given us the highest possible 4 star rating. So we humbly ask you to please give generously so we can continue and expand our worthwhile mission.

Saumil Parikh, President



Bergen Academies Auditorium
200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Parking will be free.



If you're unable to attend the Gala, we hope you'll consider supporting our programs with a one-time or recurring gift.



Q: Can I buy tickets on the day of the event (Saturday, November 4)?

A: Tickets in ALL price ranges will be available for sale at the venue box office from 5:00-6:15p.m. Only CASH OR CHECK will be accepted.


Q: Where can I pick up my pre-paid and pre-ordered tickets?

A: Pre-paid and pre-ordered tickets will be available for pick-up at the box office on the day of the event. For those that have to pay for pre-ordered tickets, only CASH OR CHECK will be accepted. Please arrive by 5:00 p.m. to avoid lines; the box office will close at 6:15 p.m.


Q: What time should I arrive?

A: The show begins at 6:00 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Please come early to avoid lines.


Q: Where do I park?

A: Free parking is available in the upper and lower lots at the venue.


Q: Where can I see the seating chart?

A: The seating chart can be found here.


Q: How do I get to the Bergen Academies Auditorium?

A: The Bergen Academies Auditorium is located at 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601, conveniently reached from Route 4, Route 46, or I-80. View on Google Maps.


Q: Will there be concessions available?

A: Yes, food, water, soda, and tea will be available only during intermission. The suggested minimum donation is $10. CASH ONLY, exact change needed. Proceeds will go toward the Bergen County food bank.