The 2019 Jubilee Gala
Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, and Jubilee’s Executive Director Tim Wiens
Jubilee Auctioneer – Montgomery County Councilmen Craig Rice
Back by popular demand! Craig Rice was first elected to the County Council in November 2010, becoming the youngest African American ever to serve on the nine-member Council and only the second African American man to serve in that role. In December 2013, his colleagues elected him to a one-year term as president of the Council. In November 2014, he was re-elected to a second four-year term on the Council. Click here to learn more!
The Jubilee Gala is a fundraiser celebrating and honoring Executive Director Tim Wiens’ retirement after serving Jubilee Association of Maryland, Inc. for 40 years. The Gala will include a one hour open bar and reception, followed by dinner, live auction, and entertainment. The Hon. Susan Hoffmann, will be receiving the Betty Mae Kramer Award for Community Service in recognition for her nine-year dedication to Jubilee. Governor Larry Hogan is invited and Mark Shriver will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The Jubilee Gala Committee!
We are pleased to have Melissa Siegel, Julee Brand and John Munson serve as Co-Chairs for the Jubilee Gala Committee. Melissa Siegel also serves on the Jubilee Foundation Board of Directors and has been a Jubilee advocate for seven years. Julee Brand and John Munson are parents of Jubilee individual Tyler Munson. Joining the Chairs on the Gala Committee are Maite Ballestero, Margie Billian, Eivind Bjerke, Steve Brent, Elaine Carney, John Darvish, Angie Dixon, Terry Gyi, Linda Mericle, Gal Mesika, Samantha Morash, Graciela Sanz, Mary Jo Schumacher, Paul Sexton, Kathy Ulman, Chris Urban, Al Veerhoff, Penny Veerhoff, and Marcia Wilson.
Master of Ceremony – Save The Children’s Mark K. Shriver
Longtime friend of Tim Wiens and supporter of Jubilee! Mark K. Shriver is the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Action Network, where he leads an effort to mobilize Americans to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths globally and to ensure that every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early childhood education. He is also Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs & Advocacy at Save the Children. Shriver’s career fighting for social justice in advocacy and service organizations, as well as elected office, has focused on advancing the right of every child to a safe and vibrant childhood. Click here to learn more!
Entertainment – interPLAY Orchestra
Back by popular demand!!! The interPLAY Orchestra is a 25-year old nonprofit music organization of 67 adult musicians with and without cognitive and other disabilities: amateur musicians and professional musicians, high school seniors and university musicians as “Bandaides” (mentors), all performing together for the community in year-round concerts at the world-class Music Center at Strathmore. Learn more about them by clicking here!
Guest – Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
Marc Elrich was elected as Montgomery County Executive on Nov. 6, 2018. He had previously served three terms (12 years) on the Montgomery County Council as an at-large member, being first elected in 2006. Throughout his political career, he has been a champion of improving tenants’ rights and for making developers pay for a greater share of the infrastructure cost to build schools and transportation solutions. He was a leader in the fight to preserve Ten Mile Creek in the Clarksburg area by limiting the proposed development that would have threatened the health of Montgomery County’s last best stream which flows into the County’s backup water reservoir. Click Here To Learn More!