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Play It Forward 

Join us for Play it Forward 2021
Friday, April 9th at 7:30 PM - Virtual 

Benefiting Port Discovery Children's Museum 

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Save the Date for Play it Forward 2021. Celebrate the magic of childhood! Friday, April 9th at 7:30 PM. Play it Forward 2021. Virtual. Benefiting Port Discovery Children's Museum.

Celebrate the Magic of Childhood During Play it Forward 2021 

Join Port Discovery Children's Museum for a virtual night of magic, wonderment, and PLAY while supporting children and families. 

Grab your Party Play Pack* and a cocktail and join us for a special virtual event on Friday, April 9th at 7:30 PM. With your support, we can provide play, learning, and wonderment for all of Maryland's children!


Event Details 
Location: Presented virtually; Links to be shared with ticket holders.
Tickets: $125 (Includes Party Play Pack, which includes food and activity materials).
Party Packs will include delicious culinary favorites and a hands-on activity that taps into your inner creativity! Party Packs will be available for pickup on the day of the event at Poulet in Greenspring Station from 12:00 pm -5:30 pm.
All registrants will receive follow-up emails leading up to the event with a link to the Play it Forward presentation. 
After completing your registration, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive that email, please contact Erin Wahl at

Be sure to check back soon for raffle packages and tickets! Unable to join us virtually? Please consider making a donation! 


Play it Forward 2021 is generously sponsored by:


J.S. Plank and D.M. DiCarlo Family Foundation
Lewis Contractors


McCormick & Company, Inc. 
Sinclair Broadcast Group 
University of Maryland, Baltimore
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


ASC Partners
The Cordish Companies
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Inc.
The Houff Foundation/Ashley and Charlie Hatter 
M&T Bank
George A. Roche 
Gordon & Joanie Stetz

Role Model

Allegis Global Solutions
Ernst & Young
Heritage Financial Consultants
Howard Bank
Ira Gansler/RBC Wealth Management
Pandora Jewelry​ 
Phillips Foods and Seafood Restaurants 
The Quantum Group
The Zolet Lenet and Fink Group at Morgan Stanley


Monica Brandes and George F. Jones III
Angela Celestin 
Tony and Nancy Imbraguglio 
Mark and Joanne Pollak 
Gordon & Joanie Stetz

Provide Children with Access to Purposeful Play!

Let's make sure every kid has the opportunity to play, learn, and dream. Play is more essential than ever - it's how children learn, how they build connections, and how they engage with the world around them. But with schools closed, extracurriculars canceled, and a safe place to play closed, play is harder than ever. Let's change that. Make a donation or purchase a raffle ticket today and help us bring play to more children. Your support will fund PlayPacks filled with hands-on, educational toys that children can enjoy at home. It will fund interactive programming delivered in the Museum, in communities, and via virtual platforms. And, it will bring more children to play - and play to more children. 


Thank You to the Play it Forward Committee for their support of Port Discovery and this event!

Play it Forward Host Committee

Ashley Hatter - Co-Chair  
Chrissy Ripley - Co-Chair  
Dana DiCarlo - Chair Emerita 

Bess Boswell
Tracy Bumba
Martina Dilks 
Dan Fulmer
Christina Giffin
Amy House
Maggie Kennedy 
M. Gay Legg
Robyn Murphy 
Erinne O'Brien
Barbara Tachovsky


Port Discovery Board of Directors 

Douglas L. Becker - Chair Emeritus
Dennis F. Rasmussen – Chair
Monica Brandes – Vice Chair
Carim Khouzami – Vice Chair
Mark Pollak, Esq. –Secretary
Gordon M. Stetz, Jr. – Treasurer
Stephen Canaras • Holly Carnevale • Angela Celestin • William S. Corey, Jr. • Daniel Fulmer Robert E. Gabrys, Ph.D. • Randy Guttman • Kathleen S. Hardway • Charlie Hatter • Dana Henson Anthony V. Imbraguglio • Matthew D. Klaiber • Chad Lane • Clarke Langrall, Jr. • M. Gay G. Legg Brooke Lierman • Jennifer B. Litchman, MA • William Palmer • Teresa Payne-Nunn • Brice Phillips Thomas S. Pilkerton III • Christopher S. Ripley • Barbara Tachovsky • Jed Van Dyke • Morry Zolet

President's Advisory Council: 
Kurt Schmoke – Chair
Anirban Basu • Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D • Aris Melissaratos • Janet Marie Smith • Michele Whelley


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