Gala for the Arts

2020 Gala Committee


Co - Chairs
Jennifer Russel
Thomas Hoffmann

Anita Anderson
Lakshmi Babu
Marilyn Balcombe
Sharon Bauer
Jean Casey
Bradley Chod
Carolina Clavijo
Sheila Compton
Rosanne Cuttitta
Lorna Forde
Peter Fosselman
Trish Heffelfinger
Sylke Knuppel
Toni Koerber
Lauri Lane
Cathy Matthews
Bill Schlossenberg
Leslie Straus
Ruyan Teng
Jerry Therrien
Carol Williams
Mary Kay Williams

Our annual gala celebrates the work done every day at BlackRock and raises funds to ensure we can provide inspiring performing and visual arts experiences to everyone. Please join us for an elegant evening!

Event Details

Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction | Awards Ceremony | Dinner & Live Auction | Music & Dancing

Date & Time: Friday, June 19, 2020, 6 pm to 10 pm
Attire: Formal Suits for Men, Cocktail Dresses for Ladies
Location: BlackRock Center for the Arts
Address: 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874, less than 5 minutes from I-270.
Parking: Free street parking is available and in BlackRock’s parking lot located behind our building

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Sponsorship Opportunities

BlackRock’s Gala for the Arts is critical to our financial strength. Our ability to build a stronger and more vibrant arts community for everyone is due in part to our generous sponsors. Please become a sponsor of the BlackRock Gala for the Arts so we can continue to offer superior arts programming that connects us all.

CLICK HERE to Download the BlackRock Gala for the Arts Sponsorship Form

Silent and Live Auctions

Do you have an item to donate for BlackRock's Gala for the Arts' Silent and Live Auctions? We are accepting items such as experiences, getaways, unique items, and more for inclusion in our silent and live auctions. It’s a great opportunity to gain exposure while supporting the performing and visual arts at BlackRock. Donors will be acknowledged in the Gala Program. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit BlackRock’s mission of bringing inspiring performing and visual arts experiences to everyone.

CLICK HERE to Download the BlackRock Gala for the Arts Auction Donation Form

Performer Sponsor

Melane Kinney Hoffmann and Tom Hoffmann

Encore Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

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