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HCAS 25th Anniversary Gala


Over 300 guests gathered on April 28, 2018 at Turf Valley Resort to mark the Howard County Autism Society’s 25th Anniversary! It was a milestone celebration that recognized the organization’s founding families and many accomplishments since 1993. The event raised $100,000 to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and community with educational events and meetings, social events, support groups, information and referrals, special education resources, free 1:1 IEP assistance, and legal consultation. HCAS’ work also includes future projects such as the HCAS Housing Initiative that will maximize the ability for individuals with ASD to live and work as independently as possible.  HCAS is grateful to all of the sponsors, donors, attendees, and volunteers who supported this event! Photos will be posted to our Facebook.

CLICK HERE to read a copy of Dr. John P. Hussman, our keynote speaker and Title Sponsor’s, address to gala attendees.

CLICK HERE to view the 25th Anniversary Video created by HCAS Dad Erik Myers and Kenny Johnson, both award-winning local filmmakers.

Presented in partnership with The John P. Hussman Foundation, our Title Sponsor, this annual event raises funds that help HCAS fulfilling its mission to provide information, support, and advocacy; promote awareness of autism that values the dignity and uniqueness of each individual; and improve the quality of and access to services and educational opportunities.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR:   The Hussman Foundation

BRONZE SPONSORS:
Kerry and John Benevides
Selena and John Benevides

COPPER SPONSORS:
Heidi Abdelhady, M.D. and Mehdy Rahman
BAF Group., LLC
Deborah and John Clutts
Elville and Associates, Inc.
Harbor Investment Advisory
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Donna and Lowell Pidel
Turf Valley Resort
Wegmans

BRASS SPONSORS:
Theresa and Bob Ballinger
Charlotte and Emil Bernhardt
Carnegie Investment Council
Kate and Eric Cha
Alisa and Scott Chernack
Vincent Culotta, Ph.D., ABN – NeuroBehavioral Associates
Kristen Detwiler
Dr. Sonny Goel – LasikPlus Vison Center
Jenny and Adrian Goldszmidt, M.D.
Nora and Matthew Hart
Stephen and Shilpa Johnson, Avni Apothecary
C. Thomas Jones CPA
Kalyani Eye Care, LLC
Lori and Kristopher Krausz
Linwood Center, Inc.
Jennifer and Chuck May
M & T Bank
Tracy Miller Law, LLC
NextLOGiK
Nisha and Amit Patel
Jane Plapinger and Naif Ahmed
Melissa and Jim Rosenberg
Sabina and Michael Sambat
Drs. Deven and Mona Shroff
Sound Physicians of Maryland – Dr. & Mrs. Ashish & Jallika Tolia
Madhu and Roger Thibaudeau

The Children’s Spot
Trellis Services
Courtney and Richard Watson


Past Galas:

12th Annual Gala (2017)

11th Annual Gala (2016)

10th Annual Gala (2015)

9th Annual Gala (2014)

8th Annual Gala (2013)

7th Annual Gala (2012)

6th Annual Gala (2011)