After d'Arc Gala Pre-Party

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region's 14th annual After d’Arc Gala, “License to Give: A Night of Bond 007 Style,” will take place from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs, 1335 E Macphail Road, Bel Air.

The gala, The Arc NCR’s largest fundraiser of the year, raises funds to support the nonprofit’s mission to empower people with differing abilities to live, work and play in Harford and Cecil counties.

The evening begins with a VIP reception for top sponsors, followed by an elegant dinner and martinis (shaken, not stirred), a silent and live auction and dancing with music from The Klassix.

Attendees can also enjoy blackjack and Let It Ride tables from B&B Casino Party Pros. The casino will feature light jazz and Bond movie soundtrack hits played live by Chris Sengstacke and Friends.

Another option to gamble for a good cause is to purchase raffle tickets or select jewelry courtesy of Saxons Diamond Centers.

Perhaps the best reason to give is this year’s annual “Fund the Need” campaign focusing on renovating The Arc NCR’s supported living homes to make them more accessible for the adults supported by the organization. Needs include an accessible bathroom, kitchen and entrance/exit accommodations.

The Arc NCR’s goal is to raise $25,000 for accessibility needs.

“Accessible housing shouldn’t be an expensive luxury that only a few can afford, but should be obtainable for those individuals we support, as well,” said The Arc NCR’s Director of Supported Living Steve Adams. “It is a basic human right. We all want to enjoy and be able to freely move about our homes … our vision, with the community’s help, is for our region to be a national leader in the provision of accessibility for people with differing abilities.”

Tickets can be purchased for $150 at afterdarc.org. Jewelry and raffle tickets can also be purchased online. Evening attire is requested.

For more information, contact The Arc NCR’s development office at 410-836-7177 or email development@arcncr.org.

Gala contributors include title sponsor APG Federal Credit Union; jewelry sponsor Saxon’s Diamond Centers; presenting sponsors Aberdeen Rotary Club and Harford Mutual Insurance Companies; premier sponsors Benfield Electric, M&T Bank and Plaza Ford; web sponsor WebIXI; and ambassador sponsors Aberdeen IronBirds, Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, Dimensional Health Association, Harford County Government, IncrediTek, Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc., Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC; SIG; and Thompson Automotive.

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