Appreciation and Graduation

Sunflower Appreciation & Graduation

June 13, 2021, livestreamed 5-6PM

Co-chairs: Lisa Benjamin, Sheri Heller, & Orlee Panitch

Thank you for participating in our Appreciation & Graduation
of our 21 Pastry Arts & Hospitality Graduates and Community Honorees

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Our Pastry Arts Graduates

Austin AgrafiotisOsemen AigbedionJolie BandDemba Cisse
Ethan EdwardsCatrina HainerMichael Kelly Luis Neimand
Connor PennanenEllis RogersCameron ShorterAshley Thompson
Hana TsegayeAndrew TuckerJacob Van Houter Moire Wright

Our Hospitality Program Graduates

Alvaro CervantesGary CopelandKylie HuntingtonMichael PesinJesse Wiley

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Community Honorees

Making Dreams Happen
Cathy Bernard
Business executive and community arts entrepreneur

Building Community Impact
Ron Halber
Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council

Fostering Confidence to Succeed
Susan Belsky
Speech/language pathologist and Sunflower volunteer

Developing Skilled Employees
Elizabeth Hutter
Culinary Director, Sunflower Bakery

Cathy Bernard

Cathy Bernard has been instrumental in Sunflower’s move to our beautiful new home. From helping us find our location to ensuring and supporting our transition, Cathy has demonstrated her commitment to Sunflower.
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Ron Halber

Ron is an advocate par excellence for the Jewish community of Greater Washington and his efforts on behalf of Sunflower demonstrate his effectiveness.
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Sue Belsky

As a speech-language pathologist, the joy of Sue’s field is its scope of practice in using everyday situations to help clients successfully communicate their needs and foster relationships with others.
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Liz Hutter

Chef Liz Hutter has truly given Sunflower her all. Sunflower students, customers and our wider community of supporters benefit from her passion and commitment to our mission.
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Virtual participation is free of charge. The link for the program will be provided upon registration which is required. RSVP by June 10th.

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Room dedications generously provided by:

Naomi & David Balto, in memory of Cecil & David Rosenthal
Dottie Bennett
Cathy, Alex & Amanda Bernard
Engel & Futter Families, in memory of Dinah F. Rosoff
Leslie & Samuel Kaplan
The Annette & Theodore Lerner Family Foundation — Cohen-Lerner-Tanenbaum Families
Mayberg Foundation
Ben Polinger
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Host Committee (in formation)

Riva Mirvis & Daniel Ball
Kim & Ian Band
Vivian & Raymond Bass
Mike & Denise Cetta
Patty Alper & David Cohn
Heidi & William Daroff
Marshall & Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn
Sharon & Sam Galitzer
Rachel & David Milner Gillers

Rick & Helane Goldstein
Robin & Harvey Hanerfeld
Michele & David Klein
Fran & Neil Kritz
Manette & Louis Mayberg
Randi K & Marty Meyrowitz
Dottie Bennett & Richard Morton
Evelyn Goldstein & Rich Neimand
Aaron & Liz Lauren-Oser

Nancy & Ben Rubin
Diane & Howard Schilit
Ruth & Jay Silberg
Hilary Kapner Smith
Aaron & Jennifer Snyder
Marla & Robert Tanenbaum
Patti Silver & Jeff Trauberman
Lori & Les Ulanow
Tamar & Reuven Zakheim

Virtual participation is free of charge. The link for the program will be provided upon registration which is required. RSVP by June 10th.

Click here to view print invitation (PDF)

With thanks to our corporate event sponsors

Sandy Spring Bank Amazon logo  Wegmans logo  The Agency logo Goldfarb & Associates Inc - Pumps - Injectors - Turbos Chevey Chase Breast Center S. Freedman & Sons, Inc. logo  Bernstein Management Corporation Logo  La Colombe Coffee Roasters logo

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