Crystal Gala in the Park

Saturday, May 19, 2018

6pm to Midnight


Jeffrey Z. Slavin

Co-Director, Sanford & Doris Slavin Foundation

Friend of Glen Echo Park Award



Karen and Tom Natelli



Arch Campbell



Craig Gildner & The Blue Sky 5


Tickets: $200 per person
Ticket includes reception, gourmet dinner, award program, 

dancing, portrait station,glass-blowing demonstrations, and carousel rides.

Tickets are tax-deductible above the $75 per person cost of the dinner and entertainment.


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.

The Crystal Gala is featured in
1. Honoree Jeffrey Z. Slavin and Congressman Jamie Raskin; 2. Honorary Gala Chairs Tom Natelli and Karen Natelli, Jeffrey Slavin, Rita Reaves, and Glen Echo Park Partnership Board President Bob Reaves; 3. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Catherine Leggett, County Councilmember Roger Berliner; 4. Glen Echo Park Partnership Board Member Mike Zangwill and Maryland Delegate Marc Korman; 5. Glen Echo Park Partnerhship Executive Director Katey Boerner and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh; 6. Odessa Shannon and Jeffrey Slavin; 7. Guests enjoy dancing to the music of Craig Gildner & The Blue Sky 5; 8. Tom Natelli, Karen Natelli, Katey Boerner, Ike Leggett, Catherine Leggett, Jeffrey Slavin, Jamie Raskin, Arch Campbell, Ambassador Connie Morella, Roger Berliner, Bob Reaves; 9. Gala guests show off their Glen Echo Park caps, which every guest who contributed to the scholarship and transportation fund received; 10. Glass centerpieces in the Spanish Ballroom were made by Resident Artist Paul Swartwood of Glen Echo Glassworks; 11. Karen Natelli, Tom Natelli, Gala Chair Rachelle Cherol, Bob Reaves, and Rita Reaves; 12. Guests line up outside for nighttime carousel rides.

Photos by DCEventPhoto



Thank You to Our 2018 Gala in the Park Sponsors!


Benefactors ($5k+)



Karen and Tom Natelli
Robert and Rita Reaves
Patrons ($2,500-$4,999)
Cynthia and Jeff Forster
John C. Hanson
Eric Nelson
Susan and Edward O'Connell
Table Sponsors ($2,000)
Bannockburn Civic Association
Adrienne Dominguez
Carol Sue and Christopher Fromboluti
Elisa and Ted Geier
Rachelle Cherol and Eliot Goldstein
Martha Morris and Joe Shannon
Sponsors ($1,500-$2,499)
Cole Birches Foundation
Lois Ireland and Pierre Huggins
Pettit Family Charitable Foundation
Barbara Goldberg Goldman and Michael Goldman
Courtney Clark Pastrick
Sarah and Robin Salomon
Deborah Schumann
Margo Reid and Greg Simon
Tina and Albert Small, Jr.
Ruth and Arne Sorenson
Stacey Galik and Steven Strawn
Karen Wilson
Bonnie Casper and Mark Winston
* In-Kind Sponsor


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