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Sunflower Celebration 2022

Sunflower’s Celebration of our
2022 Graduates and Unsung Heroes

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dessert Reception at 7:30 pm
Program at 8:15 pm
Business casual

Registration is now closed. Please consider making a donation to support our program.

Honorary Chair

Vivian Bass

Event Co-chairs

Leslie Kaplan and Daniel Ball

Master of Ceremonies

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando

Our Unsung Heroes

Shaping Inclusive Futures
Sara Portman Milner
Co-Founder and Director of Student Services

Building Community Impact
Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman and Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue
Spiritual Leader and Community Partner

Exemplary Employer Partner
Adventist Healthcare, Shady Grove

Click here to view print invitation (PDF)

Host Committee (in formation)

Pennie and Gary Abramson
Riva Mirvis and Daniel Ball
Naomi and David Balto
Vivian and Ray Bass
Carol and Gary Berman
Marcy and Neil Cohen
Pam Diener and Dan Cohen
Eva and Lee Cowen
Carey and Eric Eisenberg
Judie and Jake Fien-Helfman
Joshua Friedson
Margie Glancz
Bobbie Gottschalk
Caron Gremont
Sheri and Allen Heller
Carol Mates and Mark Kahan
Leslie and Sam Kaplan
Aaron Kaufman

Sheila and Dan Kurtzer
Angela and Dov Lutzker
Cristina and Philip Mantua
Manette and Louis Mayberg
Karen and Bob Meister
Sharon and Howard Metro
Rachel Engelhart and Shaanan Meyerstein
Dottie Bennett and Richard Morton
Evelyn Goldstein and Rich Neimand
Sara Rubinow and Rabbi Matthew Simon
Amy and Harris Schwalb
Ruth and Jay Silberg
Susan and Brad Stillman
Miriam and Adam Szubin
Elise and Steven Weinstein
Tamar and Reuven Zakheim
Janet and Mark Zuckerman

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Celebration and request that all in person attendees be fully vaccinated.

A link to the livestream will be provided for those who are unable to join in person.

Click here to view print invitation (PDF)

For those unable to attend the Celebration event, consider a donation in support and recognition of our students and honorees.

With thanks to our event sponsors

Sandy Spring Bank Safeway Mayberg Foundation Amazon logo  Bernstein Management Corporation Logo Digital Ink Dolfield Dental NFP The Melter Group The Monitor Group, LLC The Agency logoHost Hotels & Resorts JCRC Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater WashingtonS. Freedman & Sons, Inc. logo SPC Financial - Finance on a Human Level Woodmont Properties Equitable AdvisorsRepublic Services logo Sulam - Unlimited Learning (logo) Wegmans logo

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Our workforce development training enables pathways to employment in the baking and hospitality industries for young adults with learning differences. Your generous support helps to cover the costs of our training programs making our work possible to ensure brighter futures. Sunflower Bakery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.