Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday event at Congressional Country Club charged attendees $1,000 per ticket, The Washington Post reports.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. raked in nearly $200,000 at an "opulent" Monday fundraiser at Bethesda's famed Congressional Country Club, The Washington Post reports. Attendees were charged $1,000 per ticket, according to the report. Guests included newly-elected congressman John Delaney (D), most of the state senators from Montgomery County, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and former County Executive Doug Duncan, who will once again seek the county executive seat, as Patch first reported. The longtime Senate president is running for another term, but will use much of the funds raised Monday to help fellow Democrats in Senate races, The Post reported. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 3, from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery located at 10107 River Rd in Potomac.
"Visions of Earth," a month-long fundraiser benefiting the regional ALS Association, will show at the Art Gallery of Potomac beginning in March. Three artists will showcase their work, donating percentages of sale proceeds to the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia chapter of the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal disease that leads to an inability of people living with ALS to speak, move, and eventually breathe on their own. The incidence of ALS is five times higher than Huntington’s disease, and about equal to that of multiple sclerosis, according to the ALS Association. The three artists featured in "Visions of Earth" are Betsy Kimball Baden, Yolanda Prinsloo, and Mary Hawkins. Baden will display jewelry made of …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Twelve-year-old Caitlin Grant won the award for the most money raised by a single individual at the MCSPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair again this year.
She did it again – Caitlin Grant, 12, of Potomac, doubled the amount of money she raised for the Montgomery County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, winning the award for the most money raised by an individual. Her total came in at $2,271. Four years ago Grant collected $300 for MCSPCA, and every year since has doubled the collected amount of her donation. Grant said this year she expanded the area where she solicits donations and it made all the difference. Her usual donors, family, friends, neighbors and schoolmates came through like usual, but this year she canvassed neighborhoods that were beyond her immediate Potomac neighborhood. “This last week I knocked on doors in neighborhoods surrounding mine and everyone was so nice…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Cabin John Mall California Tortilla will host Sept. 22 American Diabetes Association fundraiser.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Over 44 years ago, Potomac resident Barbara Kaplowitz was diagnosed with Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes. The prognosis was grim for the then-10-year-old. She was told she would likely become blind and could never have children. Physicians said she would not live past the age of 35. Kaplowitz has learned to manage her diabetes and its complications. Through research and technology, her treatment has become easier to manage. But there is still more research to be done, and Kaplowitz and her family have set out to raise funds to support the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in finding a cure. On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-10 p.m., the Kaplowitz family and the Cabin John California Tortilla will host the 10th annual “Eat For A Cure” …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Dinner to Go will help fundraiser for the Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac.
Connelly School of the Holy Child is making gourmet dinner a convenient option for local families with their Dinner to Go program — a fundraiser that support's the school's Prom after-party in the spring. Dinner to Go, which is held the first Wednesday of every month, calls parents of past and present students to package pre-made dinners from Vignola's Italian Gourmet and Catering in Rockville. Through November and December, many hungry Potomac residents registered for the featured meal — Chicken Picatta — which they can pick up curbside at the school from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. "We've heard nothing but good things about them," said Shannon Van Why, coordinator of the dinner and Assistant Director of Student Life. …
Monday, December 6, 2010
The annual cookie sale is the major fund raising event for the Senior Youth group at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church.
Members of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church satisfied many Potomac residents' sweet tooth on Saturday during the church's 21st annual cookie sale — an event where the church sold more than 10,000 cookies to help raise money for the Senior Youth Group. The church calls its members to make more than 140 a particular cookie to donate to the fundraiser. The proceeds go to the Senior Youth Group that includes parishioners from late teens through adulthood that often volunteer their time to a variety of social causes in the community and the diocese. "We have 85 different kinds [of cookies] and the parishioners make 12 dozen of each to donate," said parishioner Michelle Rizzo. The baking begins in October, when each volunteer bakes and …
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Local Ledo Pizzas raise about $20,000 a year for public and private schools in the area.
Local Ledo Pizza restaurants are raising more than one kind of dough — the local pizzerias have been helping schools with fundraisers for more than fifteen years. The Ledo Pizza location on Westlake Drive is home to fundraisers for Bells Mill Elementary School, Potomac Elementary School, Wayside Elementary, Seven Locks Elementary School and Cabin John Middle School. The additional funds have become increasingly helpful as the budgets have been cut at many Montgomery County public schools. "As the school board dollar has gone down, the schools participation in the fundraisers have increased," said Pat Murphy, the manager at the Westlake Drive Ledo Pizza. From fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2011, the Montgomery County Public Schools …
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Bells Mill Elementary School hosted its "Celebrity Scoop Night" at Baskin Robbins on Sept. 29.
Dreary weather, busy mid-week schedules and a bus accident on I-270 that rerouted much of Wednesday evening's rush hour traffic through Potomac were not enough to keep Bells Mill Elementary School families from attending the school's Celebrity Scoop Night at the Baskin Robbins in the Cabin John Shopping Center. The annual fundraiser features "celebrities" – the school's staff and faculty – scooping ice cream and serving students and their parents in an effort to raise funds for the Bells Mills Elementary School PTA. "We always have a large turnout for this event," said Traci Levine, vice-president of the Bells Mill PTA. "Kids, ice cream and watching their teachers scoop – it's always a great combination." Baskin Robbins donated 20 percent…
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Congregation Har Shalom's fundraiser on Tuesday evening helped fill bellies and make money to benefit the community.
What if you could completely justify your next sweet indulgence by chalking it up to a good cause? That is exactly what patrons of the Baskin Robbins in Cabin John Shopping Center did on Tuesday evening at a Dine Out fundraising event hosted by the youth program at Congregation Har Shalom. "We raise money all year and at the end of the year, the kids choose where it goes," said Julie Ashin, the Youth Director at Congregation Har Shalom. "They work hard to raise it, so it should be their choice where and how it is donated." Ashin, a second-grade teacher by day, conducts a youth program at the Potomac synagogue that is geared toward instilling religious education through social activities. The program is open to children from kindergarten…
Friday, September 10, 2010
A monthly Ledo's Night event raises money for the Bells Mill Elementary School PTA so the group can help fund projects the county can no longer afford.
It's back-to-school and back to raising money for the Bells Mill Elementary School PTA, which sponsored its first Ledo's Night event of the school year on Tuesday. Each month, the PTA from Bells Mill Elementary School hosts an event at Ledo Pizza, near Westfield Montgomery Shopping Mall, in which the restaurant donates 20 percent of the revenue back to the PTA. Both dine-in and take-out orders made between 5 p.m. and about 9 p.m. raise money for the school. "It's really great for us because we try to get as many people as possible to show up and eat dinner, and it's a lot of fun," said Ali Weitzman, president of the Bells Mill Elementary School PTA. "The amount we make depends on how many people show up, but it is always nice to give …