St. Margaret’s Church, an Episcopal parish on the Broadneck Peninsula, announced the launch of ticket sales for their first Masquerade Ball scheduled for Saturday, October 14, from 6-10 pm. The event will benefit the church’s well-established grants program that has provided funding to local, national, and global organizations since 1998.
NOTE: The event below, Arts Alive 25, was held on September 8, 2023.
The event will feature dinner, drinks, dancing, a prop star photo booth, and a live auction. The Light House Bistro will provide the catering, and Sly45 will perform throughout the night. Tickets are $80 through September 15th and go up to $90 until the day before the event, when the price rises to $100 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at smcgala.com.
The St. Margaret’s Church grants program began thanks to the generosity of parishioners Ed and Zoe Hall who left a final financial gift to the church creating an endowment fund that would be used to fund projects of nonprofits each year. Since then, nearly $3 million has been awarded to nonprofits locally, regionally, and worldwide. In its most recent cycle, the program gave out $70,000 in funding to local organizations, including the Annual Father’s Day Foundation, Serenity Sistas, St. Luke’s Youth Center, Marshall Hope Corporation (West Annapolis Pop-up Pantry), and The Light House. Other organizations supported in 2023 include Siempre Unidos (Honduras), Christians United for Evangelism, Education and Development (Sudan), and Kenya Connect.