In a little over three years, Fins Bar and Grille has donated over $100,000.00 to non-profit organizations in the Cape May County area. Now in their fourth year of Sunday Socials, Fins donates 50% of till, taken in between 10:30AM to 2:30 PM, to more than two dozen area groups.
Sunday Socials is the name of the program initiated by Fins Bar and Grill. Jeff Gernitis, the operator of Fins Bar and Grill said he wanted to find a way to make a difference and keep winter season interesting and busy.
Brunch patrons dine on Cape May Salts Oysters, steak and egg entree and omelets. Special beverage selections include a make-your-own Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Each check settled by a bartender or waitress is captured in a back office computer. At 2:30 PM, management tallies the take and writes a check on the spot for 50% of the morning’s business.
Sunday January 20th benefitted Family Promise of Cape May County. 50% of Sunday’s business amounted to a $3000 dollar donation. “Donations like this help us keep the vision of Family Promise alive and moving forward for another 10 years,” said Laurie Johnson, director of the Cape May County non-profit.
Family Promise of Cape May County was established in May of 2009, as a program designed to help families who are experiencing homelessness.
The previous week Cape May Stage was the recipient of the Sunday Social at Fins. “Fins represents the very best of what Cape May has to offer,” Steinberg said “and for Cape May Stage or for any non-profit for that matter, this represents a symbiotic relationship.”
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Jeff Gernitis along with members of the Gagliardi Family honored their team members as part of the process for making Fins Sunday Socials work. Karen Swan, General Manager of Fins described the selection process in an interview on the Locals on WCFA 101.5. “We start getting requests to be involved in Sunday Socials in the fall,” Swan said. “We then narrow it down to the fourteen we can fit on the calendar.”
“We have a couple of new groups on board this year,” Gernitis said. “The Branches, Cape May County Zoo will participate. he said. “I am told the zoo will have animals on display on the deck,” said Gernitis.
“We have donated as high as $3600 to the Disabled Veterans,” Jeff Gernitis reported. “We would love to hit $4000.00 some Sunday.