Gala in the Park




Inspiring New Memories Gala in the Park

Saturday, May 18, 2019

6pm to Midnight



U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

Glen Echo Park Advocacy Award



Tim Hwang

Co-Founder and CEO, FiscalNote



Chris Core






Tickets: $250 per person
Ticket includes reception, gourmet dinner, award program, dancing, portrait station, and carousel rides.

Tickets are tax-deductible above the $100 per person cost of the dinner and entertainment.




View Photos from the Gala Portrait Station here >>


View the Gala in Washington Life magazine here >>



All proceeds from the Gala in the Park help build a strong future for the arts and educational programs at the Park while also supporting the care and maintenance of the Park’s historic structures, including the Spanish Ballroom and the Dentzel carousel.

Thank You to Our 2019 Gala in the Park Sponsors!



Benefactors ($5,000 and above)






Patrons ($2,500-$4,999)






Cynthia & Jeff Forster

John C. Hanson

Jewell Foundation

Eric Nelson

Susan and Edward O'Connell


Sponsors ($1,500-$2,499)
Cathy Bernard
Bethesda Communications Group*
Cole Birches Foundation
Jeffrey and Lora Drezner
Honest Tea*
Lois Ireland and Pierre Huggins
LilyPad Arts*
David M. Schwarz Architects Charitable Foundation
United Bank
Sean Ruppert and Jason Woodward*
Friends ($1,000-$1,499)
Katey Boerner
Susan K. Cummins, MD, MPH
Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman
Rachelle Cherol and Eliot Goldstein
Christine Mayo
Mara and Bruce Mayor
Petalos DC*
Ana and Jack Rasmussen*
Sarah and Robin Salomon
Ann Schnare
Margo Reid and Greg Simon
Stacey Galik and Steven Strawn
Urban Alarm*
Waltz Time
Karen Wilson
* In-kind Sponsors
The 2018 Crystal Gala was featured in

View the Gala in the Park 2018 page >>