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

Join us for a memorable evening!

Let's celebrate the strength of adoptive, foster, and kinship families. You'll enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music, silent auction, our Star of Adoption awards, plus a very special surprise guest appearance. Put on your masquerade mask and join the fun: 

  1. Sponsorship – Make a difference and show your community support. 
  1. In-person Ticket – Save your seat now! 
  1. Getaway Raffle – With just 200 tickets available, win your choice of 4 fabulous trips. 
  1. Live Stream Registration – Register now to receive the free live stream link.  

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

Thank you to our 2021 Forest Level Sponsors 

Anderson Fire Protection, Inc.

Bernard Family Foundation

Freestate Electrical Companies

Phil and Meri Gibbs

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Download the sponsor invitation and form here. You'll receive recognition of your generosity by more than 20,000 people through event publicity.  Your support means more families get the mental healthcare they need. Be one of the first 25 sponsors  and you'll receive a copy of Jimmy Wayne's powerful book, Walk to Beautiful, about his experience in foster care and walk across the country to raise awareness.

Note - The esimated fair market value is $118 per ticket.

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

Fabulous trips, unique experiences, stunning jewelry, restaurant outings, and more!

Bid on 100 items for a great cause. View last year's auction for a taste of what's to come!
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Give From The Heart

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 Guest:

Jimmy Wayne

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

View his bio.

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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!

View the sponsor form for more details.  

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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

When the silent auction opens, 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