Legacy of Love:
A Tribute to Sonie Mathew

On February 9, 2021 BlackRock and the entire DC-area artistic community lost a legacy and friend, Sonie Mathew.


Sonie touched the lives of over a thousand young people in his decade of service to BlackRock education programs who like him, share a passion for theater and music.

This page and its contents serve as an ongoing tribute to Sonie, his love for the arts and his students. We will be updating this content as we have more information on how we as a community can honor and celebrate Sonie.

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Above all else, our thoughts and support go out to Sonie’s family, friends, and students. 


At this time of great loss, our community will celebrate Mr. Sonie with a scholarship fund in his name and shared stories of his legacy.  See below for details.


Mr. Sonie, known for his BIG heart, leaves behind a legacy of love. We invite you to share a big heart message by writing him a letter, recalling a memory, creating art, or drawing a picture. An optional template is available below


You can email or mail your "Big Heart" messages to BlackRock:

12901 Towns Commons Road

Germantown, MD 20874.


BlackRock is establishing a scholarship as a tribute to Sonie's long-standing and beloved commitment to art education right here at BlackRock. More details to follow. 


Click below to honor Sonie and to support future artists.