A Sparkling Night for a Shining Cause


Gala sponsorships and tickets are now available!

COME CELEBRATE WITH US to benefit the adoptive, foster, and kinship families we serve.  Enjoy cocktails, dinner, DJ and dancing, live and silent auction and our C.A.S.E.  Star awards.

Your participation provides critical operating funds for C.A.S.E. and helps more families in need afford the cost of therapy.


 Inside the Gala

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About C.A.S.E


C.A.S.E. 's mission is to improve the well-being and permanence of children and their families by delivering adoption competent mental health services, training a national network of professionals, and informing the field through research and advocacy.   

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The event will be hosted at the National Association of Home Builders.

         1201 15th Street, NW          Washington, DC 20005


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 A Sparkling Night

                                                            6:00pm    Registration, Cocktails and                     Silent Auction begins

6:45pm     Food Stations Open

8:00pm     C.A.S.E Star Awards and                          Live Auction

9:00pm     DJ and Desserts

11:00pm     Gala concludes

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Special Guest

Music Performance by

Jessica Willis Fisher

"My History" and "Slow Me Down"

Read Her Bio 

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Invest in the mental health of adoptive, foster, and kinship families.

Donate now and join our Fund-a-Family appeal the night of the gala to help families afford therapy.


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C.A.S.E. Star Awards


Winners will be announced soon!

The C.A.S.E. Star Award showcases the resilience and strength of the families, teens and young adults we are privileged to serve.

We also honor those who have been champions and advocates for adoptive, foster, and kinship families — helping increase awareness, promoting legislation and services to meet their needs.

Enjoy a Sparkling Evening

Emerging Leaders


Members of our Emerging Leaders Advisory Board will share their
stories and passion for our cause.


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DJ and Photo Booth


Chris Styles Events

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Wine Raffle

More details to come

Must be present to win

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Getaway Raffle


Purchase a ticket for a chance to win a dream vacation! 

Winner will be announced on Monday, April 8th.

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Silent Auction


Silent Auction link will be available on Wednesday, March 20th.  

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Live Auction


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  David Bulitt                Tracie Peschke


                                                                   Partner, Joseph, Greenwaald & Laake, PA              Former C.A.S.E. Board Member

                                                                                              C.A.S.E. Board Member                                  Former Congressional Staffer

Host Committee Co-Chairs

                                            Catherine Leggett            Jeffrey Slavin


                                                                                  Community Advocate                                          Mayor of Somerset, MD

Host Committee

                                             Cecelia & Mike Battle                                             
Cathy Bernard
                 Caren & John Camp                
Sheryl Brissett Chapman
        Melanie Folstad & Rick McUmber    
Meri & Phil Gibbs
    Katrina Holliday & Khaled Rabbani
Rosalyn Jonas
    Trina Leonard
   Jena Belinkie Riley 
The Honorable Carol Schwartz
                              Rich Shaw & Carol Shoemaker


Emerging Leaders

Michaela Battle

C.A.S.E. Emerging Leader

Rachel Shifaraw

C.A.S.E. Emerging Leader & 2019 Star of Adoption

Sophia Meteyer

C.A.S.E. Emerging Leader

Keith Sciarillo

C.A.S.E. Emerging Leader


Tony Parsons

C.A.S.E. Academy Advisory Board Member & C.A.S.E. Emerging Leader



Emily Kwiatkowski

C.A.S.E Emerging Leader


Zoe Bulitt

C.A.S.E. Emerging Leader



Sara Bruce

C.A.S.E Emerging Leader

Thank you to our Sponsors




Bernard Family Foundation

The Gibbs Children





Hamel Builders, Inc.




Caren and John Camp

Colleen and Ron Luzier

Christina and Rick Powell

Heather Quinn and Laura Shores

Synergy Enterprises, Ltd.

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.



CAM Construction Co., Inc.


Katrina Holliday and Khaled Rabbani

Mitchell Kaneff, CEO Arkay

Catherine and Ike Leggett

The Leonard Family


PolicyWorks, Ltd.

Richard Shaw and Carol Shoemaker

          OPAL SPONSORS 


The Bulitt Family

Capitol Document Solutions and Ricoh

Alyse and Gary Cooper

Richard and Simone Devaney

Lois Fried

Barbara Jo Gertzog

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA

Agnes and Alan Leshner

The Peschke Family

Southway Builders, Inc.

STAR Turbine, Inc.

Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Heidi Will





Absolute Supply and Services, LLC


Ayers Creek Adventures

Stephanie & Steve Axinn

Dan Bell

The Cheeseman Family

Kevin Bruce and Colleen Cordova

Compass Advisors, LLC

   Families Rising    

Rosalyn Jonas

Pam & Tony Marquez

Charles and Sherrie Mitchell


Kathleen and Paul Ravenscroft

        Reliable Automatic           Sprinkler Co., Inc.

Holly and Sean Riley

 Michael and Susan Schindler

Strickland Fire Protection, LLC

Strosniders Hardware


Jenny Warren

Thank you to our Vendors

Frequently Asked Questions

The event will be hosted at the National Association Home Builders on 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

6:00pm - Registration and Cocktails

6:45pm - Food Stations and Networking

8:00pm - Program begins

9:00pm - Dancing and Desserts

11:00pm - Gala concludes

In an effort to provide more networking opportunities, we will have food stations and a mix of tables available for our guest to enjoy dinner while mingling. Don't worry, there will be plenty of food available!

We have secured a room block at the Madison Hotel. For reservations use the reservation link. The group room rate is $189 plus tax. This rate will be available until the room block is filled or March 5, 2024, whichever comes first.  

Cocktail attire. Dress up in your fancy Denim and Diamond attire! Please don't forget your dancing shoes! For inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board!

Garages: There are two garages across the street from the venue.

Meters: There are parking meters  around the venue which typically have availability on the weekends.

Please contact Monica Jackson at 301.476.8525 Ext 430. or [email protected].