Purim is March 6th! Sunflower Purim menu will be available beginning Monday, February 6th.

Sunflower Celebration 2022

Each Spring, Sunflower brings together our community to celebrate our graduates and honor community members who have helped Sunflower fulfill our mission or have made significant contributions towards equity and inclusion for people with learning differences.

Join us next Spring for Celebration 2023 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, May 21st!

Celebration 2022

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


Pastry Arts Graduates

Hospitality Graduates

Austin Agrofiotis
Osemen Aigbedion
Jolie Band
Demba Cisse
Ethan Edwards

Catrina Hainer
Mike Kelly
Luis Neimand
Connor Pennanen
Ellis Rodgers-Archer
Cam Shorter

Ashley Thompson
Hana Tsegaye
Andrew Tucker
Jacob Van Houter
Moire Wright

Alvaro Cervantes
Gary Copeland
Kylie Huntington
Michael Pesin
Jessie Wiley

Our Unsung Heroes

Making Dreams Happen
Cathy Bernard
Business executive and community arts entrepreneur

Building Community Impact
Ron Halber
Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington

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

Developing Skilled Employees
Elizabeth Hutter
Culinary Director, Sunflower Bakery


Pastry Arts Graduates

Timothy Cooper
Antonio Douglas
Michael Halpern
Sean Muldawer
Julian Powers
Angela Sansaricq
Samantha Trainum
Erik Walters

Cafe Sunflower Graduates

Colin Blount
Daniel Brodsky
Kathryn Clem
Stanley Roth
Julie Smith