Gala for the Arts

BlackRock Gala for the Arts

BlackRock is fortunate to be part of a community where generosity and gratitude are deeply held values. Our ability to build a stronger and more vibrant arts community for everyone is largely due to the generosity of the sponsors, donors, and guests who support BlackRock’s Gala for the Arts, which is critical to our financial strength. We are disappointed that we are not able to celebrate the work done every day at BlackRock and honor our supporters with you at our annual gala this spring.

While we are temporarily closed, there is a lot of work to be done in preparation for welcoming back our performers, patrons, artists, and students, as well as sustaining an exciting upcoming season of performing and visual arts programming.

Please consider supporting our work to deliver performing and visual arts programming that connects us all:
  • Donate Online here. Every contribution is meaningful!
  • Donate by Mail: mail your check payable to “BlackRock Center for the Arts” to 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874.
  • Create a Facebook Fundraiser Campaign to benefit BlackRock. Please select “Germantown Cultural Arts Center” from the list of charitable organizations.

Your generosity will help ensure that BlackRock continues to offer quality performances and arts education programs for people of all ages, support the work of local artists, provide summer camps and scholarships, and bring our community together in ways that are inspiring and affordable for everyone. Thank you for your support!

2020 Gala for the Arts 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 | Laurie Lane | Cathy Matthews | Bill Schlossenberg | Saji Sebastian | Veronica Sloan
Leslie Straus | Ruyan Teng | Jerry Therrien | Carol Williams | Mary Kay Williams


PRESENTING - $15,000

John and Sheila Compton

PERFORMER - $10,000

Melane Kinney Hoffmann and Thomas Hoffmann
Jennifer Russel and Joel Michaels

ENCORE - $5,000

David and Priscilla Borchardt
Frank Bossong
Ann and Knight Kiplinger
Stephanie and Bob Weishaar
Carol Williams and Greg McCray


PATRON - $1,000

Lynn and Chris Arndt
Sylke Knuppel
Stacey Terry Ormsby
Dr. Thomas and Margie Quelet
Michael and Linda Roberts
Crystal Carr Townsend

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