Wine in the Winter

*Featured Event*

More than 300 young professionals gathered at Haven Street Ballroom for Emerging Leaders United’s annual fun fundraiser.

Guests had a chance to enjoy a little wine, a little food and learn a lot about ELU, the United Way of Central Maryland’s network of hundreds of young professional supporters.
United Way of Central Maryland Emerging Leaders United executive council
Pictured (LtoR) Molly Johnston, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield account executive; Eryn Lessard, Baltimore City Public Schools administrator; and Beresford Pratt, Ayers Saint Gross associate architect
Pictured (LtoR) Ashley Marshall, The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine development officer; and Leah Lovelace, United Way of Central Maryland ELU manager
Pictured (LtoR) Comcast colleagues: La’Tina Nelson, supervisor; Deonta Johnson, sales manager; Cassandra Dunn, supervisor
Pictured (LtoR) Clifford Doby, Murthy Law Firm senior paralegal; and Mona Thabet, Capgemini senior associate
Pictured (LtoR) Brown Advisory colleagues – Marissa Johnson, associate counselor; Dami Sofowora, asset analyst; and Jasmine Allen, messaging analyst – and Mya Hodge, Baltimore Curriculum Project development/human resources associate
Pictured (LtoR) Jaime Clark, NAMI Metro Baltimore senior director of programs; Caitlin Mulrine, NAMI Metro of Baltimore deputy director; and Kassy Scarcia, Kassy Sunshine Personal Life Coaching owner/coach
Pictured (LtoR) Taylor Martin; and Bethany Linderman, MIX 106.5 radio morning show co-host
Pictured (LtoR) Theresa Difabrizio, physician assistant; Ivy Gales, SECU senior business development officer; Lauren Novsak, Business Volunteers Maryland non-profit services coordinator; and Mary Cate Claudias, Charm City Organizers/CCP Consulting CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Hanifah Adewumi, chemist; Alysha January, Discover Charm City blogger; Jessi Rutherford, Sentimental Fools Events owner; and Zoe Jones, life coach/fashion blogger
Emerging Leaders Ambassadors, Executive Council, and members representing Johns Hopkins entities
Franklyn Baker, United Way of Central Maryland president/CEO addressed the gathering.
“We know that no one can make change alone—whether you are a neighborhood leader or a single donor.  That’s why our networks, especially ELU, are so critical to our success—what we do as individuals matters, what we do together amplifies ALL of us,” he said.
Chuck Billig from A.J. Billig & Company artfully raised funds through the group’s first live auction to benefit Ride United, a partnership between United Way and Lyft to provide transportation to those in need.
Brown Advisory colleagues
(January 30, 2020 – Haven Street Ballroom)
Sloane Brown

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