UMDNJ’s Got Talent Raised Funds for Sandy Victims

Maplewood resident and trumpet player Bruno Lee entertained the crowd.


On February 28, 2013, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey community joined together on the Newark campus for “UMDNJ’s Got Talent,” an event that raised $1,030.50 for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. More than 300 people from across UMDNJ’s campuses as well as the general public crowded into the Grand Foyer of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School to view artwork and performances by faculty, staff and students. Acts included singers, poets, musicians—even a Nixon impersonator and a hula-hoop dancer who delighted the audience with her grace and agility.   

Bruno Lee, a resident of Maplewood and employee at UMDNJ-The University Hospital, played "The Closer I Get to You."  

As DJ, Doctor Bob Lee from WBLS–107.5 brought a star turn to the evening, and the audience moved and grooved with inspiration provided by a special guest, celebrity line-dancing instructor Kenny J. 

UMDNJ Interim President Denise V. Rodgers, MD, emceed the event, introducing each of the 18 acts. By the end of the night, $1,030.50 was raised through donations and food sales.

For those who missed the event, but want to make a donation, checks can be sent to Stacie J. Newton, Director of Marketing Communications, University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Room D302, Newark, New Jersey 07101, payable to “UMDNJ Foundation, c/o UH Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser.”  


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