The organization’s premiere fundraising event will benefit the homeless of Harford County
[Bel Air, MD] July 21, 2015—On Saturday, August 29 Harford Family House will host its premiere fundraiser event, the “Bird’s Ball Gala,” from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Event Center in Belcamp. The benefit dinner and dance is being presented by Jones Junction and features a sports theme showcasing the best known “birds” of Baltimore: the Orioles and the Ravens.
Guests are invited to wear cocktail attire and accessories in the signature purple and orange colors of the region’s professional sports teams. Photo opportunities will be available with team mascots and cheerleaders, as well as in the Tap Snap Digital Open Photo Booth. In addition, local artist Shawn Forton will be creating sports-themed artwork onsite, with other original, limited edition pieces available in a silent auction.
The Bird’s Ball also offers a sumptuous dinner featuring Maryland favorites, open bar and signature cocktails and dessert choices. Live music will be provided by The Panama Band, which performs music that spans generations, including everything from the greatest love ballads of all time to the hottest dance songs of today. Tickets for the event are $150 per person and are available at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/BirdsBall.
A reception was held earlier this summer, hosted by Steve Smeltzer and Jones Junction, to preview the event. This reception attracted 85 local business executives, sponsors, potential sponsors and potential guests. The Harford Family House Leadership Giving Circle, formed in 2014, circulated through the crowd, attracting both sponsorships and ticket sales. Members of the Leadership Giving Circle include Lance Hersh of Saxon’s Diamond Centers; Matt Rehak of Harford Financial Group; Steve Linkous of Harford Mutual Insurance; Richard Huffman of Celebree Learning Centers; Stathis Kotanidis of Pat’s Pizzeria and NVS Salon; and Steve Smeltzer, Bryan Kilby, Mary Chance and Deb McCollum all of Jones Junction.
In addition to Jones Junction, other event sponsors include Chesapeake Employers Insurance, Harford Financial Group, Harford Mutual Insurance, Saxon’s Diamond Centers, TNJ Painting & Drywall, Restore Rehabilitation, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, Freedom Federal Credit Union, Michael Euler and Patient First. Additional sponsorships are available by visiting http://weblink.donorperfect.com/BirdsBall or by contacting Harford Family House at [email protected] or 410-273-6700.
Harford Family House executive director Joyce Duffy says, “Our region is passionate about our hometown sports teams, so selecting our Gala theme this year was easy to do. We are looking forward to seeing a flock of orange and purple guests come out to show they are equally passionate about helping the homeless in our hometown.”
About Harford Family House (http://www.harfordfamilyhouse.org/)
Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. Other programs include Emergency Shelter for families and HUD Supportive Housing for homeless families where one family member has a disability. Clients are provided with a fully furnished apartment or house and receive case management services and referrals to partner agencies to move them from homelessness and hopelessness to hope and independence.