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Penny’s Pearls

Celebrate and Support 30 Years of CaringMatters

The pearl symbolizes loyalty, dedication, and steadfastness. Anyone who knows Penny Gladhill, CaringMatters’ founder, will agree that this symbolism perfectly describes her, as well as her dedication to the organization’s mission of compassionate support. The pearl is also given to mark a 30th anniversary.

With this symbolism in mind, we are proud to launch Penny’s Pearls, a special campaign to celebrate 30 years of service. The goal is to ensure that these critical services continue to be available at no cost to the community. Thirty of Penny's Pearls are available for a donation of $1,000 each to CaringMatters. We welcome and appreciate individual and group pledges for Penny's Pearls.


All of our commemorative Penny's Pearls have sold. Thank you to all of our generous supporters. If you're interested in supporting CaringMatters and honoring Penny Gladhill, please consider purchasing a tribute ad in our
Pearls of Hope Gala program. 

Thank You for Supporting 

Penny's Pearls!

Board Governance Committee
Fran & Bill Blot
Sandra & Pete Bracken
Gilly & Jonathan Cannon
Pam & Bill Hard
Rosanna Coffey & Tim Stranges
Ken & Julie Cook
Jerry & Carol Gimmel
Steve & Jacquie Tennant
J.C. Hayward
Shirley & Gene Korth
Joan & Ken Miller
Barbara Ray
Nancy & Joe Richardson
Toni Robinson
Allison & Eric Stearns
Lori Korth Swim
Lisa's Laddies & Lassies
Lee & Ken Fisher
Vandana Kharod
Lisa & Sean Creamer
Honoring Allison Henderson
Board of  Trustees & Volunteers
Dylan Gladhill &
Brady Brouillard
Steve & Jane Halpin
Vivian & Raymond Bass
Tom & Clare Keller
In Loving Memory of Lois P. Rockwell
Kathleen McCallum & Tori Tomlinson
Erik Eden
Linda & Paul Ellington

With this generous donation, you will receive:

  • Prominent recognition on

  • A special listing in the Pearls of Hope Gala book

  • One of Penny’s Pearls, a genuine pearl packaged beautifully to commemorate your support of CaringMatters


To participate, donate securely online or call 301-869-4673 to donate by phone. Send checks made payable to CaringMatters, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 and please note Penny’s Pearls.

For more information, contact Allison Stearns, or 301-869-0113.

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