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Gala

2019 Gala Committee

 

Co - Chairs
Jennifer Russel
Thomas Hoffmann

Honorary Chairs
Nancy Floreen
Roger Berliner

Anita Anderson
Lynn Arndt
Jean Casey
Bradley Chod
Sheila Compton
Ellen Coren
Lorna Forde
Peter Fosselman
Scott Graham
Trish Heffelfinger
Dave Jefferson
Sylke Knuppel
Toni Koerber
Cathy Matthews
AJ Nwoga
Tina Patterson
Grace Rivera-Oven
Stacy Silber
Ruyan Teng
Jerry Therrien
Crystal Townsend
Terring Wang
Carol Williams

Friday, May 17, 2019 – Germantown, MD was the place to be! Our 16th Annual Spring Gala Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead brought together artists, volunteers, civic leaders, corporate executives, and a dedicated BlackRock staff for a shimmering fundraising celebration focused on keeping the arts in education, raising money and spirits in support of the cultural heart of the Up County.

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a bustling Silent Auction marketplace preceded a catered feast served in the transformed Studio Theater. Local musical theatre treasure Marci Shegogue provided show tunes in the Grand Foyer prior to a dance from BlackRock Creative Consortium Partner Kuchipudi Dance Academy, gleefully leading our guests to their tables. Maryland Lyric Opera serenaded the diners with Puccini before District 2 County Council Member Craig Rice took the gavel with notable charm and good humor to lead a spirited Live Auction. Corporate Achievement trophies were awarded to EagleBank and Geppetto’s Catering for their ongoing support of the institution. Spotlight Awards were bestowed upon BlackRock’s Gallery Director Anne Burton and Education Director Jason DeMarchi for their continued excellence serving our community.

Our great thanks go out to everyone for making Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead such a rousing evening. From the generous donations from supporters, both new and old, as well as contributions from our members, patrons, board of trustees, and the extraordinarily hard working gala committee, staff and volunteers: all made this year’s Gala a truly grand night, generating support on all fronts to propel BlackRock Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead into the future of education!

Jennifer Russel & Tom Hoffmann
Gala Committee Co-Chairs

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Thank you to our Gala Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

John & Sheila Compton

Vicki & Skip Crawford

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Silver Sponsors

Melane & Thomas Hoffmann

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Bronze Sponsors

Chet & Paula Anderson

Jennifer Russel &
Joel Michaels

Carol Williams &
A. Gregory McCray

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Hero Sponsors

David & Priscilla Borchardt

Jean Casey

Hammet Hough

Tom & Margie Quelet

Otis & Catherine Matthews

Michael & Linda Roberts

Carol Trawick

Crystal & John Townsend

Stephanie & Bob Weishaar

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Wine Sponsor

Katherine and Randy Scritchfield

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