NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.,  – State Theatre New Jersey (STNJ) has named commercial real estate firm NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co. (NAIDB) and The DiLeo Family Foundation, as its 2024 Annual Benefit Gala Corporate Honoree along with Middlesex County Administrator John Pulomena, who is being celebrated as this year’s Arts Advocate Award recipient. To be held Saturday, June 8th, the 1950s-inspired fundraising event is taking place at the State Theatre, located at 15 Livingston Ave., in New Brunswick, NJ.

Jay Leno, who has been announced as this year’s mainstage entertainer, will take the stage to perform at 7:30 p.m., immediately following an opening reception that kicks off at 5 p.m. The event, co-chaired by Wendy Wiebalk, Esq., and Steven Cahn, Esq., also includes a post-show Late-Night After Party until 11 p.m.

“State Theatre New Jersey is extremely grateful for the support of The DiLeo Family Foundation, NAIDB and County Administrator Pulomena,” said Sarah Chaplin, STNJ president and CEO. “Individually and collectively, each has been a strong advocate for State Theatre New Jersey and essential to supporting our mission to enrich the lives of people from diverse backgrounds while contributing to a vital urban environment. By honoring them, we are celebrating their on-going commitment to nurture a lifelong association with the arts by exposing and providing the residents of – and visitors to – the State of NJ with world-class and educational live performances.”

The DiLeo Family, through their foundation and along with NAIDB, has had a long-standing relationship of support with STNJ. From meaningful annual contributions to fund STNJ’s sensory-friendly programming to participating in the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization’s recent transformative capital campaign, the foundation and firm are committed to seeing arts and education programming designed to inform and build future audiences.

“The DiLeo Family Foundation and the entire team at NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co. are extremely proud of their association with State Theatre New Jersey,” said Robert DiLeo, co-founder and principal.

“It has been a pleasure to be a part of and watch STNJ continue to expand its role and reach throughout the State as a prominent leader in the arts. The ability of STNJ to present world-class performances and affordable access to live performing arts to all ages and backgrounds through its educational and community outreach programs is commendable,” he said. “We are thrilled and consider ourselves lucky to be able to support STNJ as they continue to fulfill their important purpose for our community.”

Sponsorship and ad journal opportunities are available at various monetary levels, each of which carries a number of unique benefits. For further information regarding these opportunities as well as individual ticket prices, visit or contact Leah Anglum, Senior Manager of Development Operations, via email at or call (732) 247-7200, ext. 512.

Built in 1921 and designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the historic State Theatre was a center of culture and arts since its earliest beginnings as a renovated silent-film palace through the 1960s. Transformed into a nonprofit performing arts center and reopened in 1988, the modern-day State Theatre New Jersey is Central New Jersey’s largest nonprofit arts venue. In addition to offering exceptional artistry across numerous genres, STNJ is committed to making world-class arts programming affordable and accessible to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.