You're invited to our
Appreciation and Graduation Event

With deep appreciation for everyone in our growing Sunflower family, join us to celebrate our graduates and unsung heroes.

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Plaza*
Silver Spring, MD 20910

*Please note: GPS address is 1 Veterans Place

Dessert Reception: 7:30 pm
Program: 8:15 pm sharp

Please RSVP by Monday, May 13 2019.

Click here to RSVP

Dessert Reception. Business casual. Dietary laws observed.

Parking Readily Available
Town Square Garage (801 Ellsworth Drive)
Wayne-Ellsworth Garage (921 Wayne Avenue)

Our Unsung Heroes

Dina Leener

Sunflower Leadership Award

Mayberg Foundation
Community Vision Award

Cafe Sunflower Volunteers
Jerry Frank, Sheri Heller, Michele Landa, Toni Paul, Amy Schwalb

Verelyn Gibbs Watson
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Employer Partner

Class of 2019

Our Pastry Arts Graduates

Hasan Cumberbatch
Mitchell Glass
Loren Granberry
Nya Greenhill
Dominic Johnson
Aaron Banks-Jones
Angel Lewis
Katrina Link
Mira Lottes
Gladys Martinez
Alex Posner
Nia Proctor
Julia Reider
Josh Tanner

Our Cafe Sunflower Graduates

David Einzig
Nathan Delaplaine
Joel Hoffman
Corinne Ribaudo
Taylor Pennington-Russell

Event Co-Chairs

Debra Rosenman & Rachel Milner Gillers

Honorary Committee

The Honorable Marc Elrich
Council President Nancy Navarro
Councilmember Gabe Albornoz
Councilmember Andrew Friedson
Councilmember Evan Glass
Councilmember Tom Hucker
Councilmember Will Jawando
Councilmember Sidney Katz
Councilmember Craig Rice
Councilmember Hans Riemer

Host Committee (in formation)

Vivian and Ray Bass
Ann Bennett
Carol and Gary Berman
Debra and Denny Berman
Eva and Lee Cowen
Nava and Menachem Ely
Sarah and David Feith
Jan and Gerald Feldman
Debra Rosenman and Rabbi Lyle Fishman
Aviva Krauthammer and Brett Freedman
Heather and Michael Gartman
Tobie Beckerman and David Gebler
Susie and Michael Gelman
Rachel and David Milner Gillers

Elissa and Saul Goldfarb
Laura and Yossi Goldman
Beth Kanter and Jeff Goodell
Diane Hack Gould
Michelle and Ron Halber
Lisa and Ken Handelman
Shayna Heller
Chana and Rabbi Mendel Kaplan
Leslie and Sam Kaplan
Aaron Kaufman
Jocelyn and Danny Krifcher
Fran and Neil Kritz
Kay Klass and Mark Levitt
Rise Ain and Mike Levy
Karen and Bob Meister
Rachel Engelhart and Shaanan Meyerstein
Judy and Evan Novenstein
Gil Preuss and Terri Brown Preuss
Dianne Sheininger
Maureen and Chuck Short
Carrie and Allan Stein
Alycia Myara and Larry Stern
Susan and Brad Stillman
Miriam and Adam Szubin
Liz and George Tsakiris
Orlee and Joseph Turitz
Debbie and Jason Unger
Tamar and Reuven Zakheim
Cindy and Rick Zitelman


Laurie Wexler *, President
Jill Myers, Treasurer
Ginny McDonald, Secretary
Janet Zuckerman,
Immediate Past President
Dottie Bennett

Steve Jacobson
Sam Kaplan
Dina Leener *
Philip Mantua
Sara Portman Milner **

Toni Paul
Sari Raskin
Scott Reiter
Amy Schwalb
Sarah Shick

* co-founder
** co-founder, ex-officio

Daphna Raskas, Executive Director

We appreciate your support!

Sunflower Bakery earns 50% of our revenue from sales and programs. The generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and government grants make up the remaining 50% to serve increasing numbers of young adults and teens with learning difference in our employment training and job exposure programs.

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Kindly respond by May 13, 2019.