Thursday, July 11, 2019

A GREAT, BIG Thank You!



Hey, Cool Cats!
This year's Gala "Grease Is The Word!"
was totally boss!

Because of the generosity of the nifty sponsors, the cool committee, the fab community partners, the keen volunteers, and our peachy guests, our 2019 Gala was a super, duper success! We were WOW-ed by the creative costumes, the party attitudes, and the competitive bidding for amazing auction items!

Each year, this important fundraiser directly supports our educational and cultural programming. This is what your support makes happen:
5,500 + Students, Children & Families
inspired through interactive learning each year by educational programming.
20 + Authentic Structures
and 94 acres of Tidewater environment bring our history and stories to life.
20,000 + Visitors & Guests
are engaged and enriched by special events and cultural presentations annually.
50,000 + lbs. of Produce
donated to local food pantries for those in need since 2013.
6+ years of Improved Environmental Stewardship
have decreased nutrient and sediment run-off into our local waterways by 80%.

 We have an Attitude of Gratitude for:

Platinum Sponsors

 Gold Sponsors
Julie Burk-Greer & Tad Greer
MedStar Health
John Felicitas & Christine Wray

Silver Sponsors
Baldwin Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C.
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
The Goddard Companies
Lockheed Martin
Ginger Newman-Askew & Greg Askew
Naval Systems, Inc.
Old Line Bank
Resource Management Concepts, Inc.
The Nancy Ruyle Dodge Charitable Trust
Toyota of Southern Maryland

Bronze Sponsors
Jae-Nee Ausley
Jan & Tom Barnes
Bill LeWarne of Black Cat Design
Cherry Cove Group
Linda & Mike Colina
First Home Mortgage
Marian Gardiner, Gardiner & Associates
Bonnie Green & Bill Edgerton
Imagine One
Harry & Jan Mandel-Weitzel
Dawn Wood, O’Brien Realty
Sabre Systems
St. Maries Builders LLC
Sullivan Cove Consultants

Gala Committee
Chair—Julie Burk-Greer, Jae-Nee Ausley, Jan Briscoe, Lisa Briscoe, Linda Colina, Marian Gardiner Fegeley, Sally Harwood, Sheila Gibbons Hiebert, Beth Matthews, Mariana Nork, Staff—Ginger Newman-Askew, Jane Bachman, Nancy Easterling
Chair Emeritus—Ellen Zahniser

Special Thanks!
Vintage Cars provided by: Eddie Bailey |  Sharon & Michael Clayton |  Whiteford Systems |  Graphics Arts Class at Forest Center  |  Wentworth Nursery  |   Auctioneer:  Dan Raley | Drivers:  Greg Askew & Robert DeVos  |  Joe Goldsmith & The Sotterley Staff: Emily Burke, Kim Husick, Eileen Miller, Arleen Strider  |  Volunteers: Sam Baldwin, Walt Gardiner, Joyce Knott, Ed Rule, Tammy Weiland

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