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NEW DATE! Join us for Play it Forward 2019!

Join Port Discovery on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6 PM - 10 PM for Play it Forward!

As Port Discovery turns 21, Bigger, Bolder, Better…& Even More Fun exhibits and learning are coming to the Museum.

Make plans to join us on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6 PM - 10 PM and enjoy entertainment, cocktails, fabulous food, and fun that will bring out your inner child – all while raising funds to provide under-resourced children and families with opportunities to learn through play.

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Join us to  reflect on the impression we've made on the imaginations, minds and lives of over five million children and families - and to celebrate the future of play, learning and exploration that millions of children and families will experience at Port Discovery looks ahead.

Play it Forward 2019 will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 6 PM - 10 PM at Port Discovery Children's Museum. 

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Sponsor Play it Forward

Interested in supporting Play it Forward as a sponsor? Please see our sponsorship packages, and contact Abbi Ludwig at aludwig@portdiscovery.org or 410.864.2680 to join us as a sponsor of Play it Foward 2019! 

Your support of Play it Forward allows the Museum to:

  • Provide free and reduced admission visits for children in Title I schools, where many children face financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges. Help at-risk families improve literacy and parenting skills
  • Honor U.S. military personnel with free and reduced admissions
  • Provide Museum on the Road community outreach programs in schools, Judy Centers, Head Start Centers, and more.
  • Offer educational exhibits and events linked to learning outcomes.

See Sponsorship Packet

Play it Foward is Generously Sponsored By:

Presenting Sponsors:

 
 J.S. Plank & D.M. DiCarlo Family Foundation, Inc.

Party Toasters:

Justin Bakewell and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Party Animals

Ernst & Young • Jayne H. Plank • Sinclair Broadcast GroupUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreThe Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Party Pals

ASC Partners, LLCBaltimore Gas and Electric CompanyThe Cordish Companies • Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Inc. • Hogan LovellsM&T Bank 
 Miles & Stockbridge P.C. •  George Roche •  Gordon & Joanie Stetz •  T. Rowe Price  

Party People

Allegis Global Solutions •  Howard Bank •  Ira Gansler and RBC Wealth Management •  Monument Sotheby'sPANDORA 
 Phillips Seafood •  PricewaterhouseCoopers • Xerox Company • Zolet Lenet and Fink Group at Morgan Stanley 

Media Sponsors

Baltimore MagazineThe Daily RecordWYPR 88.1

Provide Children with Access to Purposeful Play!

Every child should have access to purposeful play. However, playing is sometimes harder than it sounds – poverty, neighborhood violence, and the demands of busy lifestyles sometimes mean children truly don’t have access to play. Help change that. In 2018, we provided free and reduced admission to more than 69,000 children and families. Support Port Discovery’s Play it Forward 2019 and give even more children access to hands-on play, imaginative learning, and educational programs for children and families that often face financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges.

Your support of Play it Forward allows the Museum to:

  • Provide free and reduced admission visits for children in Title I schools, where many children face financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges. Help at-risk families improve literacy and parenting skills
  • Honor U.S. military personnel with free and reduced admissions
  • Provide Museum on the Road community outreach programs in schools, Judy Centers, Head Start Centers, and more.
  • Offer educational exhibits and events linked to learning outcomes.

See the Play it Forward 2019 Sponsorship Packet

 

Thank You to the Play it Forward Committee, President's Advisory Council, and Port Discovery Board of Directors for their support of Port Discovery and this event.

Play it Forward Committee

Justin Bakewell - Co- Chair
Ashley Hatter - Co-Chair  
Dana DiCarlo - Chair Emerita 

Bess Bosswell 
Edie Brown
Tracy Bumba 
Cindy Conklin
Donna Cypress 
Martina Dilks 
Dan Fulmer 
JoJo Gruenhut
Amy House 
Maggie Kennedy 
Gay Legg
Anne Meredith 
Michelle Mollica 
Robyn Murphy 
Hollis O'Sullivan 
Kara Ullmann
 

Port Discovery President's Advisory Council

Kurt Schmoke – Chair 
Anirban Basu 
Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D
Aris Melissaratos
Janet Marie Smith 
Michele Whelley 

Port Discovery Board of Directors 

Dennis F. Rasmussen, President
Monica Brandes, Vice Chair                                     
John Shmerler, Vice Chair 
Mark Pollak, Esq., Secretary 
Gordon Stetz, Jr., Treasurer 

Douglas L. Becker
Winnie C. Borden
Steve Canaras 
William S. Corey, Jr. 
Daniel Fulmer 
Robert E. Gabrys, Ph.D 
Kathleen S. Hardway 
Hardway, Kathleen S.
Charlie Hatter 
Dana S. Henson
Anthony V. Imbraguglio
Carim Khouzami
Matthew D.  Klaiber
Chad Lane 
Lane, Chad
Clarke Langrall Jr.
Gay Garth M. Legg
Brooke Lierman
Jennifer B. Litchman, MA
Laurie I. McDonald
William Palmer 
Teresa Payne-Nunn
Brice Phillips
Christopher S. Ripley
John W. Sasser  
Barbara Tachovsky 
Morry A. Zolet
 


 

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