Thank you for making our Envision Autumn 2017 event a great success!

On Wednesday evening, November 15th, Envision Frederick County held its third annual Envision fundraising dinner event at ThorpeWood — Envision Autumn 2017 — with special guest speaker Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network.

The board and staff of Envision Frederick County with Tamara Toles O’Laughlin.

First of all, thank you very much to everyone who attended, for being part of our ENVISION Autumn 2017 event and supporting Envision Frederick County! We filled our lovely venue, with about 115 people in attendance.

Thank you also to everyone who helped put the event together, who volunteered to help at the event, and those who could not attend but made a contribution just the same. It takes all of you to create an engaging and motivating evening to remember!

In addition, I would like to specifically thank Julie and Sam Castleman of ThorpeWood for providing such a beautiful and perfect venue; Jake Sgueo and all the folks at Renaissance Chef Catering for doing such a great job, again; Tim Stephens and Becky Carpenter for being the photographers for the event (including all the photos posted here); Sean Smith, owner of Hi Way Liquors; and everyone else who helped in any way.

And thank you very much to those who generously sponsored the event, including Bob and Karen White, Jim and Tracy Racheff, Marcel and Cathy Aillery, Valerie Dale and Joe Richardson.

Separately, I’d like to thank the members of the Board of Directors of Envision Frederick County who worked hard to make this happen well, including Elizabeth Bauer, Ellen Kreis, Mark Long, Karin Tome, Ann Marie Nau and David Gray, as well as Patrice Gallagher, who deserves a special note of thank you for designing the beautiful invitation, the program and more for the event.

Finally, we have to thank our headline speaker, mentioned above, Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network, Her presentation for the evening, entitled: “Climate and Energy: A just transition for a livable future,” was highly engaging, and left everyone motivated to be or stay involved in our community and the issues that matter.

The program for the event is below. Below it are a few dozen photos from the event.

Envision Autumn 2017 was our only fundraising event of the year. But it’s still a good time to support Envision Frederick County! If you value and appreciate our efforts in our community, please consider supporting our work by making a one-time contribution or becoming a sustainer!

Here is the link to the “Support Us” page on the Envision Frederick County website: