SBLC Gala: The Stars Among Us

SBLC Gala: The Stars Among Us

Featured Event

Nearly 400 guests in cocktail attire turned out at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel for an evening that- literally – shimmered with support for the South Baltimore Learning Center.

Among the evening’s highlights? Music provided by Advanced Party Solutions…
…and food stations from a variety of Baltimore restaurants.
Pictured (LtoR) Ian Neuman, Gaslight Square developer/SBLC past board president; and Dr. Heather Mannuel, Baltimore VA Medical Center head of oncology
Pictured (LtoR) Katie Fink, Lorax Partnerships business development manager; Caitlin Feeley, Fairfield by Marriott group sales manager; and Krystal O’Hara, Lorax Partnerships managing director
Pictured (LtoR) Sabrina Moroz, Lorax Partnerships project manager; Kristy Fiorelli, Carroll County teacher; and Tim Barranco, Lorax Partnerships project manager
Pictured (LtoR) Karen Dojan, Weyrich Cronin & Sorra partner/event committee member; Greg Scherer, Weyrich Cronin & Sorra manager; and Allie Scherer, Chesapeake Urology RN
Pictured (LtoR) Sharon Flagler, M&T Bank group vice president; Evan Taylor, M&T Bank banking officer; Grant W. Flagler, ConEdison Energy energy analyst; and Kylie High, Temple University student
Pictured (LtoR) Niki Wakefield, retired M&T Bank administrative assistant; Paula Bell, former M&T Bank special assets relationship liaison; Scott Guthrie, M&T Bank team leader; and Dana Weckesser, Global Health Partnership Consulting CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Sammasia Wilson, Carnegie Institution of Science procurement specialist; Ingrid Woods, BGE senior corporate relations specialist/SBLC volunteer tutor; and Michael Wilson, BGE dispatch supervisor/SBLC board member
Pictured (LtoR) Lisa Shang, Mathematica Policy Research systems analyst; Zach Weiner, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. financial advisor; Jeanne Weiner, community volunteer; and Jeff Weiner, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. financial advisor
Pictured (LtoR) Jelsey Capparelli, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab learning consultant; Jonathan Diehl, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab software engineer; José La Madrid, Telescope Pictures branch manager; and Dannielle Neral, Baltimore County Public Schools elementary school teacher
Pictured (LtoR) Robert Matthews, BGE director of human resources; Sharon Davis, BGE business analyst; Barry Blumberg, SBLC past president; and Barbara Blumberg, community volunteer
Pictured (LtoR) Claire Ricci, Boys Latin School of Maryland upper school librarian; and Mark Denoncourt, Baltimore area professional chef
Pictured (LtoR) Jerome Wilson, BGE project manager; Sammasia Wilson; Teressa Wilson, EDF Renewables project contract manager; and LaTasha Wilson, First Student professional driver
Pictured (LtoR) Shannon Taurozzi, Trellis Services behavioral analyst; John Taurozzi, STX accountant; Diane Vance, federal program manager; Wayne Vance, STX vice president of accounting & finance; Tammy Walters, STX credit & collections manager; and Charles Simms, federal IT specialist
SBLC, located at 28 East Ostend Street in South Baltimore, is a community-based nonprofit providing functional literacy, workforce development, life-skills training and career preparation services to adults in the Baltimore area. Students may pursue GED preparation classes or the National External Diploma Program. When a student completes either program, he/she receives a Maryland State High School Diploma. SBLC serves more than 700 adults each year. For more information, visit
(April 13, 2019 – Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel)
Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.