Gala Sponsors & Committee Members

 Join us for a festive evening to support BlackRock Center for the Arts.
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Gala Sponsors

(as of April 23)



Lauren Kay Pollin




Chet and Paula Anderson

John and Sheila Compton

Mr. & Mrs. Irvin L. Crawford II


Sharon and Hap Bauer

Black Hill Germantown –
a Project of Lerner Enterprises

Elm Street Development

Tom and Melane
Kinney Hoffman

The Ithaka Foundation

Matan Companies

Minkoff Development

Rodgers Consulting

RSV Pools, Inc.

Total Wine and More



Wine Sponsor

Randy Scritchfield
Retirement Planning



CPR MultiMedia Solutions

Fuad and Nancy El-Hibri

Hillis-Carnes Engineering

Ann and Knight Kiplinger

Sylke Knuppel

Montgomery County Department of Recreation

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Quelet

Michael and Linda Roberts

Jennifer Russel

Sugarplum Tent Company

VIKA Maryland

The Walker Group


David and Priscilla Borchardt

Jean A. Casey

Ellen Coren

Beth Daly and Stephen Seeger

The Honorable
David Fraser-Hildago (Maryland House of Delegates, District 15)

Hammet Hough

Michael Knapp

Toni Koerber

Timothy Martin

Milton Ridge Historic Chapel
& Reception Hall

Sure Dad

Carol Trawick

Stephanie and Bob Weishaar


Gala Committee

Thank you to our 2017 Gala Committee members. As a result of their time and dedication, BlackRock is able to host the 2017 Gala to raise the money that provides the arts to Upper Montgomery County and surrounding areas.

Jennifer Russel, Co-Chair

Sharon Bauer, Co-Chair

Chet Anderson

Lisa Bethel

Jean Casey

John Compton

Sheila Compton

Vicki Crawford

Beth Daly

Lynne Kingsley

Sylke Knuppel

Barbi Richardson