JLA 35th Anniversary Gala

Friday, November 3, 2017 - Friday, November 3, 2017

Junior League of Annapolis 35th Anniversary Gala

7:30 – 10:30 PM

at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis

210 Holiday Ct, Annapolis, MD 21401


Members and Non-Members $120

Ticket sales end at midnight on October 31, 2017.

*All attendees must be 21 years of age or older



Black-Tie Optional

Event Highlights

  • Silent Auction
  • Smyth Jewelers Diamond Dig
  • Wine Pull Wall
  • Live painting with artists from the Maryland Federation of Art
  • Food from local chefs, open bar, and dancing!

JLA will commemorate 35 years of service to the community with recognition of the league’s past presidents. All proceeds will benefit JLA’s current community projects and the organization’s training of its civic leaders.

Gala Committee

Honorary Chair – Dania Blair Schuh

Gala Chairs – Gretchen Davis and Natalie Phillips

Laurie Balderston (Gala Chair-Elect), Reeta Beads, Paige Cesky, Michelle Depew, Lindsay Kahler, Calandra Layne, and Jessica Sanford


Junior League of Annapolis celebrated 35 years of service with the Anniversary Gala on November 3, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis. League members, friends, and families honored JLA’s dedication and commitment to supporting the local Annapolis community. JLA Past-Presidents were honored and remarks were made by the 2017-18 JLA President, Susan Ridenhour. The event also included celebratory remarks from the Honorary Gala Chair, Dania Blair Schuh and Community of Hope in Brooklyn Park Executive Director, Dr. Pamela Brown.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and all who attended! Funds raised will help the league’s mission-based programs and empower its members to become strong volunteers and civic leaders in the community!


Click here to view this year’s gala photos.

(Photo Credit: Virgil Stephens Photography)