Event Rescheduled to October!

Branching Out Gala & Silent Auction

 Columbia Country Club

7900 Connecticut Avenue

Chevy Chase, MD


Friday, October 16, 2020          6:00PM to 10:00PM

Evening Program Inside The Gala FAQ

In light of the current health issues impacting our lives, it is with a heavy heart and full appreciation for the incredible support from each of our sponsors, donors and supporters, that the Center for Adoption Support & Education (C.A.S.E.) is rescheduling our Branching Out Gala & Silent Auction to Friday, October 16, 2020. The decision was made to ensure that we prioritize the health and well-being of all. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be sure to check back with us in October!

Become a Gala Donor

Your support increases access to C.A.S.E.'s high-quality services, extends our reach, and sustains our impact. To view a list of our current sponsors, click here.

Honorary Committee 

Cathy S. Bernard, Senator Ben Cardin, Councilmember Dannielle Glaros, Catherine Leggett, Chairman Jeffrey McKay, Chair Phyllis Randall, Councilmember Craig Rice, Greta Rosenzweig, Ann and Steve Roth, Congressman John Sarbanes, and Senator Chris Van Hollen

Friday, October 16, 2020

Columbia Country Club

7900 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase


    6:00PM to 7:30PM............Cocktails, Hors D'Oeuvres, Silent Auction and "World of Wine" Raffle

  • 7:20PM ..............................Silent Auction Bidding Closes

  • 7:30PM to 9:20PM..................Dinner & Branching Out Gala Celebration

  • 9:20PM to 10:00PM.................Dessert and Coffee



Inside The Gala

Star of Adoption Awards

C.A.S.E. will honor three individuals as Stars of Adoption for their resilience, strength and impact on the adoption and foster care community. Read Their Bios

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Silent Auction

Find a gift for someone special or experience something new. Explore over 100 items in our Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit adoptive and foster families. View Auction

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Give From The Heart

Support our “Fund-a-Family” appeal at the gala and help families who could not otherwise afford therapy. In 2019, 53 C.A.S.E. clients benefitted from reduced fees.

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Mistress of Ceremonies: Barbara Harrison, NBC4

Barbara Harrison, NBC4 is the creator of NBC4's award-winning "Wednesday's Child," which featured children in foster care who are in need of permanent adoptive homes.

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Special Guest Speaker: Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne is a New York Times bestselling author, award winning recording artist, presenter and former foster youth dedicated to creating a positive change in the lives of children in foster care who need permanent families. View Bio

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Special Guest:

Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Dr. DeRionne Pollard is the President, Montgomery College, Maryland, recipient of the 2017 Academic Leadership Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York, named one of Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine and adoptive parent. View Bio

Frequently Asked Questions

We will have a photographer and videographer on site, documenting the event for use in future C.A.S.E. promotional purposes. Guests may also choose to have their photo professionally taken at our Gala photobooth on site as well. 

No! All tickets must be purchased in advance. No paper tickets needed. Please provide your name at the check-in table upon arrival.

Cocktail attire - jackets required for men. 

Valet and self parking will be available on-site: Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase.

Please click here to check out our auction and register to bid. You do not need to be present to have the winning bid.

Please contact Tamara Arsenault at (301) 476-8525 Ext. 429 or arsenault@adoptionsupport.org.