Black Tie and Boots Gala


Each year, the Severna Park Community Center hosts an annual fundraising gala, to honor a local community hero, and to raise much-needed funds for the center’s annual operations. Fees for services and rentals only cover about 75% of the cost of running this facility – the rest comes from fundraising programs, such as our annual gala. 

We have been fortunate to honor some incredible local community heroes, including our current honoree Carl Gutschick, and past honorees included: 

2023: Bob & Karen Royer

2022: David Orso 

2019: Lee & Sylvia Marston 

2018: Larry Sells 

2017: Stew Smith 

2016: Jamie & Helena Bragg 

2015: Dr. Rev. Terry & Mrs. Brenda Schoener 

2014: Mary V. Carter 

2013: Coach Andy Borland 

Local businesses and individuals come together each year to sponsor this fun evening, while supporting the important work of the community center. We are so grateful to our sponsors, and to those who contributed their time and talents to make this event such a big success – with your help in 2023, we raised over $150,000 for the center’s ongoing operations.

Check out the photos from our 2023 Black Tie & Boots gala, and join us for this year’s gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Contact Collette Campbell at for customized sponsorship opportunities!


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