Saturday, September 21, 2019

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, MD

Gala Co-Chairs: The Honorable Sidney Katz and Sally Katz

Master of Ceremonies: The Honorable Craig Rice


Legacy Honoree: In honor of Irma Poretsky and in memory of

her late husband, Lester Poretsky

Loyalty Honoree: Steven Ornstein, EDGE Floral Event Designers

Corporate Leadership Honoree:  M&T Bank 

Thank you to our Gala 2019 photographers, Toni Robinson & Chuck Lee

*Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Pearl Sponsors
Colleen & Ron Luzier

Satin Sponsors
Sandra & Pete Bracken

EDGE Floral Event Designers

Linda & Ian Kramer

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Irma Poretsky

The Dick and Jody Vilardo Foundation

Silk Sponsors

Carl M. Freeman Foundation

Steve & Jane Halpin

M&T Bank

Revere Bank

Nancy & Joe Richardson / Bar-T
Toni Robinson

Ivory Sponsors

Vivian & Raymond Bass

Ken & Marsha Braunstein


Lisa & Sean Creamer

Exterior Concepts

Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, PA

Pam & Bill Hard

Sara & Jim Harris

Tom & Clare Keller

Kathleen McCallum
Mercer Advisors
Ronald and Joy Paul Family Foundation
Prudent Management Associates

Audrey Rothstein Photography
Steve & Jacquie Tennant

U.S. Wellness

VWG Wealth Management

*As of September 11, 2019

Silver Linings Gala 2018


CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  


Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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