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Join us online to celebrate

The Silver Linings of CaringMatters!

Virtual Celebration & Awards Ceremony

 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:00pm

Silver Linings is being transformed into a virtual celebration - an inspirational online event, awards ceremony, and unveiling of a special Keepsake Book. With our virtual format and free admission, we anticipate a record number of guests. We need your support now, more than ever. 


The need for our compassionate support services is increasing, as our community is confronting complicated illness and grief due to the pandemic. With your help, we can make a difference!


To support this event:​​


*All gifts and sponsorships to this event are 100% tax deductible.

Master of Online Ceremonies: The Honorable Craig Rice

We are proud to present a very special Keepsake Book in honor of our event, "The Silver Linings of CaringMatters: Reflections on Love, Loss and Grief"

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This project reflects the collaboration and connection of the CaringMatters' community. It exemplifies a commitment to normalize conversations and expressions of grief to encourage those in need of support to reach out. With this project, we proudly reaffirm our mission: to provide social supports and education so that no one dies or grieves alone.

If you were not able to join us in person for Silver Linings, please enjoy the recording of the event below. 

Congratulations to our 2020 Honorees!

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*Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

The Hard Family, In Memory of Pam Hard

Gold Sponsors

Sandra & Pete Bracken

The Dick & Jody Vilardo Foundation

Linda & Ian Kramer

Irma Poretsky


Silver Sponsors

Kathryn Alisbah

Vivian & Raymond Bass
Ken Gemmell & Amy Benson
Jill Daschle

Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, P.A.

Jane & Steve Halpin

Colleen & Ron Luzier
Kathleen McCallum
Prudent Management Associates
Toni Robinson
Sandy Spring Bank

Jacquie & Steve Tennant

Bronze Sponsors

Advanced Nursing + Home Support

Audrey Rothstein Photography

Deena Barlev & Robert King

Kenneth & Marsha Braunstein

Lisa & Sean Creamer
The Gail Robinson Fund

Sara & Jim Harris

Tom & Clare Keller
M & T Bank

Surveillance Secure

U.S. Wellness
VWG Wealth Management

*As of October 19, 2020

Board of Directors



Audrey R. Rothstein, CAE


Vivian G. Bass
Vice Chair


Erin Blanding, CPA


Jody Snyder Engel


Nancy Richardson, RN
Immediate Past Chair



Debra A. Berner, MEd • Dominique Duong • Stephen R. Halpin •
William Hard • Sara Harris • Samuel R. Lish •
Colleen Luzier, MPA • Kenneth Nelson • Paul J. Seidman, CRPC •
Anu Sharman • Tori T. Tomlinson, MBA

Board of Trustees

Lois Aschenbach • Tamara Barclay • Kenneth Braunstein • Bernard Buteau • Kenneth Cook • Lisa Creamer • Linda Ellington • Joseph Gaffigan • Gerald Gimmel • Hope Gleicher • The Hon. Bruce Goldensohn • The Hon. Cheryl Kagan • Thomas Keller • Henry Lee • Lynne Lewis • Mark Mann • Cara Marks • Lisa McKillop • Joan Heller Miller • John Moyer • Jackie Ogg • Steve Ornstein • Judith Peres • Toni Robinson • Ernesto “Chico” Rosemond • The Hon. Jeffrey Slavin • Sovan Tun • The Hon. Steve Van Grack


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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CaringMatters is a 501(c)(3) non-profi­t organization registered with the State of Maryland, and our EIN is 52-1591455. A copy of our current ­financial statement is available by contacting CaringMatters, Inc. at 518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 or at 301-869-4673. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary.