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


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

Congratulations to the
2024 C.A.S.E. Star Awardees Kristiana Sullivan and Zoe Evans!

Read their bios

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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Year of Wine & Diamond Earrings Raffles

Year of Wine Raffle 

Diamond Earrings Raffle 

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


Bidding is NOW OPEN!

Click Here to View & Bid on Silent Auction Items



  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

HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.

Murray, McGehrin & Shiery 

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 


Jeffrey and Rebecca Breslin

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

Madison Mechanical Contracting, Inc.

Padmini Mahurkar

The Peschke Family

Southway Builders, Inc.

STAR Turbine, Inc.

Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Heidi Will




Absolute Supply and Services, LLC

Ayers Creek Adventures

Dan Bell

Kevin Bruce & Colleen Cordova

Kim Chamberlain

The Cheeseman Family

Compass Advisors, LLC

June Dorn

   Families Rising

Heather Q Hostetter &
Derek H Chollet

Melanie Folstad & Rick McUmber

Harkins Builders, Inc.

Rosalyn Jonas


Pam & Tony Marquez

Mechanical Sales, Inc.

Rhonda Meegan

Charles & Sherrie Mitchell

Murray & Co. Real Estate

National Council for Adoption


Kathleen & Paul Ravenscroft

RCM&D + Consolidated Insurance

        Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.

Holly & Sean Riley

 Michael & Susan Schindler

Terry Schubert

Strosniders Hardware


David & Ellen Waghelstein

Jenny & Kent 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].