An Evening In Casablanca Gala to be Held at Trident Aircraft Hangar


Benedictine’s Spring Gala is a celebration of the students and adults living with a developmental or intellectual disability that they support.

(Ridgely, MD – March 31, 2023) – Benedictine will be holding its annual Spring Gala fundraiser, themed “An Evening In Casablanca,” on Saturday, May 6th at the Trident Aircraft Hangar in Easton. This important fundraiser benefits the students and adults living with developmental disabilities and autism that Benedictine supports. Families, staff, community members, and businesses are all invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year.

“Each spring we look forward to our gala where we celebrate the accomplishments of the students and adults we support, and the dedicated staff who help them reach their greatest potential,” stated Scott Evans, Benedictine Executive Director. “We cannot achieve our goals alone, so this year we will share some stories about our community business partners and families who help us fulfill our mission.”

“An Evening In Casablanca” includes the “Here’s Looking At You, Kid” cocktail reception followed by “Round Up The Usual Suspects” for dinner, a live auction, and awards ceremony. Benedictine’s “Dignity of Work” video will debut, showcasing partnerships with local businesses and how the Benedictine students and adults bring value and enthusiasm to the workplace. The evening’s festivities will continue with desserts and dancing in the unique setting of the Trident Aircraft Hangar.   

“The gala is an important and fun celebratory event for the community, families, and staff. It raises critical funds that support Benedictine’s vital work of providing the best care and services for the students and adults clients we serve, helping them learn, grow and achieve their greatest potential!” commented Claudia Cunningham, Benedictine Chief Advancement Officer.  

Gratitude is extended to the Benedictine families and community members that support Benedictine’s Spring Gala along with business sponsors including Easton Utilities, Tri-Gas & Oil, Trident Aircraft, Barstow’s Heating and Cooling, NRG Indian River, Cox Graae & Spack Architects, Momma Maria’s catering, Attraction Magazine, Tidewater Times, and Tred Avon Players.

To purchase tickets to Benedictine’s “An Evening In Casablanca” Spring Gala, click HERE or contact Ashley Downes at 410.364.9613 /

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Caroline Bauerle, Director of Development, at 410.369.9612 /

Contact the Tidewater Inn by April 5th at 410.822.1300 to get a discounted rate on your room reservation.


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