Fundraising updates and upcoming events

First of all, I would like to extend a big thanks to all of our friends and colleagues that came out to our first annual Summer’s Eve Ball. The event, in case you missed it, took place Thursday September 2nd at the Belvedere, and was attended by over 180 guests! We raised $2120 in total, which will help to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the East Baltimore community in our fullest capacity. Huge thanks also goes to Averil Barry, sales & marketing manager at the Belvedere, DJ Golgi Apparatus (Ishan Dasgupta) and DJ Dactyl Dactyl (our very own Dom Burneikis). Without all of your help, the event never could have happened. It was a spectacular night, which was only made possible through the enthusiasm and generosity of everyone in attendance.

In the spirit of spectacular occasions, I would also like to announce our second fundraising event of the year. The Brewer’s Art has generously agreed to donate a large portion of their proceeds from the evening of Wednesday, October 27th to our cause. The Brewer’s Art, for those of you who are still missing out, is an acclaimed microbrewery and restaurant located in Mt. Vernon. Brewer’s currently holds the #2 spot in Esquire Magazine’s Best Bars in America ( We’re delighted to host our next event here, and hope you are as excited as we are. Further details will be made available as the event approaches.