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$225 per person


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APAC's 2022 Gala
A Tribute Honoring James Aaron

Thursday June 23 – Reception 5:30 pm (Hollywood Golf Club)

Concert with Jarrod Spector – 8 pm (APAC)


View our star host, Jarrod Spector, in this viral video.

Join APAC in celebrating James Aaron, who has had an extensive professional career that includes years of private service to public entities, charitable and religious organizations. The evening will include a concert by Broadway's Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys, The Cher Show) at 8pm with a reception at the Hollywood Golf Club at 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 23.



Jim received his B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. Jim, who has been engaged in the private practice of law for 53 years, is currently a member of the noted law firm of Ansell Grimm & Aaron. Jim serves as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Municipal Law Department of the firm and remains a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, which he previously chaired. He has also served as the firm’s Managing Partner. He has served both public and private clients throughout his practice and has served the City of Long Branch as City Attorney from 1994 until 2018 and had previously served as municipal prosecutor and attorney for the zoning board of Long Branch. He previously represented the City of Asbury Park and has served as City Attorney, Redevelopment Counsel, and Litigation Counsel from 1998 until 2013. He presently represents Invest Newark.


Jim has been a lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, serving members of the New Jersey State Bar, with emphasis in redevelopment and eminent domain law. He has served as a panelist for the Monmouth University Real Estate Institute dealing with similar issues.


In 2006, Jim was appointed as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Racing Commission, which regulates all aspects of the racing industry in the State of New Jersey.


In his banking career, Jim was a founder and member of the Board of Directors from 1996 until 2009 of Central Jersey Bank, a publicly traded company. Jim served as Chairman of the Board of Rumson-Fair Haven Bank through its sale to 1st Constitution Bank where he was on its Board of Directors until its sale to Lakeland Bank, and now sits on the Lakeland Bank Advisory Board.


Jim is a life-long member of Temple Beth Miriam, where he served as a trustee and co-chaired its 2005 Capital Campaign and now serves on the Board. Jim established and maintains the Heimlich-Aaron Scholarship at the Temple. 


Further, Jim is a member of Hollywood Golf Club, where he served as President from 2014 to 2017, as well as the Board of Trustees. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of Monmouth Medical Center as an emeritus trustee. At Axelrod, Jim sits on the Board of Trustees and currently serves as Vice President and co-chair of the Capital Campaign. 
Jim is married to Madlyn, his constant supporter in all his endeavors. They have two children: Chad (Nicole), and Dr. Samantha Aaron-Goodman (Jon) and four grandchildren: Brandon, Devin, Taylor, and Kyle.

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