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  • Carousel Carnival Gala Logo with carousel horse graphic print



    May 14, 2022 | 6pm


    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Partnership and 101 years of the historic Dentzel Carousel, Glen Echo Park’s Gala is the must-attend event of the year. Carousel Carnival will be a night of circus entertainers, an exquisite dinner in the Spanish Ballroom, a silent auction, cocktails, carousel rides, and so much more. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Proof of Covid vaccination required.

    The Gala in the Park raises essential funds to support Glen Echo Park’s arts and cultural programs and historic facilities. Each year over 350,000 people attend the Park’s classes, social dances, family festivals, concerts, exhibitions, children’s theater performances, and much more.

    Questions? Contact Jilna Kothary, Director of Development at

  • Honorable Jamie Raskin

    Honorary Gala Chair

    The Honorable Jamie Raskin

  • Leo Daly, Chairman of Leo Daly in a dark suit posed for a corporate photo

    Featured Speaker | 2020 Gala Honoree

    Leo A Daly III,  Chairman & CEO Leo A Daly

  • Photo of Honorable Nancy Kopp

    Friend of the Park Award

    The Honorable Nancy Kopp


  • Councilmember Andrew Friedson

    Advocacy Award

    Councilmember Andrew Friedson

  • Two men and one woman standing in front of the Puppet Co.

    Artist Award

    Allan Stevens, Christopher Piper & MayField Piper, the Puppet Co.

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Tickets: $250 | Tables: $2,500


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Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required

Corporate & Individual Sponsor Packages



Thank You to Our Gala in the Park Sponsors


Lead Sponsors ($10,000 +)

 GEICO logo with gecko Carol Trawick Foundation

Benefactors ($5,000-$9,999) 


Loring Consulting Engineers  Slavin Foundation

Patrons ($2,500-$4,999)

Brand Guilt  catering by seasons*

Sponsors ($1,500-$2,499)

 Yellow Barn Logo   Pottery  Stone Tower Studio  Adventure Theatre Wolf TrapFSGW

Bannockburn Community Bethesda Communications Group *  David M Schwarz Architects  Silman LogoQuinn Evans

Friend ($1,000-$1,499)

BostoniaourismanEA PhotoText Design*


Contributors ($500-$999)

Adeptus Partners, LLC | AMR Commercial, LLC | Chevy Chase Acura | Erich Cabe Team | Hornblower Yachts* | Law & Associates, Inc. | Sal’s Italian Kitchen & Wild Tomato | Washington Conservatory of Music 

Supporters ($250-$499)

Arena Stage* | Barre 3 Bethesda* | Bethesda Chocolates* | Black Ankle Vineyards* | Carpe Diem Arts* | C&O Canal Trust* | Euro Motorcars | Gallagher & Associates* | Greenstone Landscape Inc. | Guardian Fire Protection Services | Kid Museum* | MCClintock Distilling* | Washington National Cathedral* | Phillips Collection* | Round House Theatre* | Laurie-Anne Sayles for Montgomery County | Strathmore* | This Wines For You- Susan Harrison* | Washington Nationals* | Wegman's Germantown



Benefactors ($5,000+)

Edward & Susan O'Connell

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

Bruce Gaber* | Busy Graham* | Heather & John Hanson | Jewell Foundation | John & Rachel King | Robin & Sarah Salomon

Sponsors ($1,500-$2,499)

Anonymous | Bonnie Casper & Mark Winston | Chris & Carol Sue Fromboluti | Dan Hanlon | Martha Morris & Joe Shannon | Les Mardiks | Mara & Bruce Mayor | Samir Paul | Paull Family | Ana & Jack Rasmussen | Irena Savakova, Leo A Daly | Margo Reid & Greg Simon

Friends ($1,000-$1,499)

Katey Boerner | John & Leslie Friedson | Catherine & Ike Leggett

Contributors ($500-$999)

Thomas & Rosemarie Barrett | Peter & Charlotte Dean | Burr & Fiona Gray | Pierre Huggins & Lois Ireland | Elizabeth Lee & Jim Cole | Marjorie Raley and Tony Treston | Brad & Katherine Vogt

Supporters ($250-$499)

Blair Anderson, SilverWorks* | Peter Dean | John Dix | J Craig English* | David Greenbaum* | Heather Hanson-Rivas* | Ronda Keys* | Lynne Olson* | Frank Van Riper* | Blair Winston*


*in-kind sponsors

Carousel Carnival Artwork by Joseph Craig English |