Tom Maoli Sponsors Melba Moore Appearance at Autism New Jersey Benefit
Far Hills, NJ – When Tom Maoli began building his automotive empire more than five years ago, he decided to name is dealership group Celebrity Motor Car Company. Now, CEO and Dealer Principal of six luxury car dealerships in Morris and Bergen County in New Jersey and a dealership in Westchester County, New York, Maoli has since aligned himself with a number of athletes, such as Odell Beckham of the New York Giants, the Jets Darron Lee, and former Jet and now Giant, Geno Smith, to lend their own celebrity brand to his Celebrity brand. On Monday, April 3, Maoli added a Broadway legend to his celebrity connection – Broadway and music New Jersey legend Melba Moore.
Maoli sponsored Melba Moore’s appearance at the sixth annual Montclair State University Public Relations Student Society of America benefit for Autism New Jersey. Bringing her dynamic energy to the university from where she graduated, Moore brought down the house and, along with Marin Mazzie, who also performed, established the event as one of the university’s cultural highlights of the year. The success of the evening, which raised more than $5,000, hasn’t gone unnoticed by Autism New Jersey.
According to Autism New Jersey’s Events Manager, Brynn Alberici, “Thanks to Tom Maoli and to Montclair State University Public Relations Student Society of America for organizing another outstanding event to spread autism awareness and acceptance! Autism New Jersey is grateful to have community partners like them to support New Jersey’s autism community. With 1 in 41 children with autism in New Jersey, it is imperative that we have community members who lead by example and that is what Mr. Maoli and the team of students and the incredibly talented cast of people who came together for the April 3 event did.”
Maoli adds his personal thoughts. “Melba Moore is one of New Jersey’s entertainment legends. First as a Tony winning Broadway star, then working in film and television, Melba has been wowing audiences around the world for many years. I’m proud to have sponsored her appearance at her alma mater and help the bring awareness to growing issue of autism,” says Maoli.
Maoli’s Celebrity Motor Car Company New Jersey based dealerships include Lexus of Route 10, Maserati of Morris County, BMW of Springfield, Alfa Romeo of Morris County, Maserati of Bergen County, and New York based Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge. Aside from his entrepreneurial and business successes, Maoli is respected for his philanthropy, most recently donating his Abbey of Morristown this year to the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center to be this year’s venue for the annual Mansions in May fundraiser for Morristown hospital. He recently donated more than $10,000 to Mendham Village Shopping Center to help rebuild the strip mall, which suffered damage from a December fire.