Center for Adoption Support and Education

Masquerade Gala & Silent Auction


Saturday, October 30, 2021

In Person 6:00-10:00 PM  |  Live Stream 7:30-9:00 PM EST

Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland

A Night of Celebration, Laughter, and Giving!

Thank you for helping us celebrate the strength of adoptive, foster, and kinship families.  Your generosity is amazing!

  1. Getaway Raffle – With just a 200 tickets available, don't miss your chance to win your choice of 4 fabulous trips! 

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


Sponsorship: $500 - $15K


Maria Garcia Anderson, President & CEO, Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. & C.A.S.E. Board Member

  Philip Gibbs, President, Hamel Builders, Inc. & C.A.S.E. Growing Together Campaign Co-Chair

Honorary Co-Chairs

Catherine Leggett, C.A.S.E. Growing Together Campaign Co-Chair

Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor of Somerset, MD

Thank you to our 2021 Forest Level Sponsors 

Bernard Family Foundation

Phil and Meri Gibbs



Inside The Gala

Star of Adoption Awards

 C.A.S.E. is excited to reveal our 2021 Stars of Adoption who have demonstrated such strength and resilience along their journey.

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Online Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who donated and bid on more than 80 items for a great cause!
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You can make a positive difference in the lives 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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Special Guests


Tracy LockeMistress of Ceremonies, comedian, TV host

Jimmy Wayneauthor, recording artist, former foster youth

Barbara Harrison, award-winning journalist

Read their bios


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NEW for 2021!
Virtual Party Box

Prefer to enjoy the live stream from home?

Sponsor for just $500 or more and in lieu of tickets, you can select a fun party box with masks, party supplies, custom drink recipes, and more!

This option is no longer available.

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2021 Harris K. Leonard Memorial Scholarship


An adoptive father and educator,  this $1,500 annual scholarship for post-high school education, awarded to a young person touched by foster care, honors Harris' memory.

The 2021 scholarship recipient will be announced on Gala night!


Frequently Asked Questions

Items are available to preview now! The silent auction opens on Thursday, October 21. Please click here to check out our auction and register to bid. You don't need to be present to have the winning bid.

Please contact Tamara Arsenault at (301) 476-8525 Ext. 429 or