• Boogie in the Ballroom text in aqua font on dark blue background with Glen Echo Park neon sign, glowing, plus a artistic disco ball, and the gala date into the Future Gala Logo with light blue background, sparkly silver font, and dark blue dancers in silouette


    Gala in the Park: Boogie in the Ballroom

    May 18, 2024  |  6:00pm


    Tickets: $400- $1,500  |  Disco Dance Party Only: $150

    Attire: Disco Cocktail

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    Get ready to Boogie in the Ballroom at the 2024 Glen Echo Gala in the Park on Saturday, May 18!

    The most exciting fundraiser of the season in a place like no other, Gala In The Park begins with cocktails and a silent auction in the park’s iconic Bumper Car Pavilion, followed by dinner and honors in the historic Spanish Ballroom, and our first-ever disco after party, Boogie in the Bumper Car—and of course, rides on the Dentzel Carousel all night long.

    We will honor heroic lifelong civil rights activist, Tina Clarke, world-renowned artist, Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, and Glen Echo Pottery Founder and artist Jeff Kirk for 50 years of service to the Park. Join Honorary Chair Carol Trawick, Gala Chairs Barbara & John Martin, and emcees Shawn Yancy and Tommy McFly for the most fun gala in Washington!

    Carol Trawick, Honorary Chair  |  Barbara & John Martin, Gala Chairs

    Headshots of gala awardeesHeadshots of gala emcees



    Tisha & Blair Anderson • Sandy Arthur • Jayne Sandman & Jeff Dufour • Margaret Engel • Meryl & Joe Governski • Michelle Jaconi & Bart Hawe • Joe Himali • Catherine Leggett • Lydia & Scott Logan • Laura & Mike Manatos • Erin & Greg McCahill • Chrys Kefalas & Tommy McFly • Maggie O’Neill • Theresa Nielson • Andrea & Peter Rinaldi • Beth & Matt Rosenheim • Jeffrey Z. Slavin • Lafe Solomon & Cam Crockett • Mary-Frances Wain • Shawn Yancy & Marcus Wiseman

    Donate to our silent auction here >>  |  Buy an ad in the 2024 program here >>

    Each ticket is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All proceeds benefit the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

    Photo credits: Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg by Jonathan Thorpe; Tina Clarke by John McDonnell/The Washington Post; Shawn Yancy and Tommy McFly by Kaz Sasahara


    Platinum Gala Chair Sponsor

    The Brand Guild  ||  Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation

    Silver Bumper Car Sponsor

    Lafe Solomon and Cam Crockett

    Crystal Pool Sponsor

    Tisha & Blair Anderson  ||  Anthony M Natelli Foundation  ||  Ballroom Time  ||  Initiate Government Solutions, LLC  ||  Edward and Susan O'Connell  Ridgewells Catering*  ||  Rinaldi Dental Arts  ||  Tiny Jewel Box  ||  Mary-Frances Wain

    Bronze Arcade Sponsor

    Georgetown Cupcake

    Neon Cuddle Up Sponsor

    Cathy Bernard  ||  Meryl Bloomrosen  ||  David M Schwarz Architects  ||  Chris and Carol Sue Fromboluti  ||  Lois Ireland and Pierre Huggins
    Jennifer Hussey  ||  Mike and Laura Manatos  ||  Martha and Joe Morris  ||  Kirsten and David Pollin  ||  Sandy Spring Bank  ||  United Bank

    Table Sponsors

    Bannockburn Civic Association  ||  Matthew and Nicole Donizetti  ||  Glen Echo Pottery  ||  Heather and John Hanson  ||  Mona and Ayan Kishore
    Loring Consulting Engineers  ||  Willem and Cathie Polak  ||  Waltz Time