SAVE THE DATE

Comfort Cases’ 6th Annual Gala

April 25, 2020

We are excited to announce that our 6th Annual Gala will once again be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 6-11 PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland. 

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ACCEPTING SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION DONATION

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Do you have an item to donate for our Gala’s auction? We seek items such as experiences, getaways, unique items, and more for inclusion in our live and silent auctions. It is a great opportunity to support Comfort Cases’s mission. For businesses, it is an opportunity to gain exposure while supporting a good cause. All donors will be acknowledged in the Gala Program.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Comfort Cases' mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care.

Important Information

Event Details Hotel & Parking

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Event Details

Awards ceremony | Silent & Live Auction | Dinner | Entertainment

Black Tie Optional*

Location: Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center & Hotel

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

Address: 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852

 
 

Hotel & Parking

SPECIAL HOTEL RATE FOR GALA

To receive a special room rate the evening of the Gala April 25, 2020 at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Rockville, MD, please refer here for more information as we get closer to the date of the Gala.

Parking for the Gala

Self-parking in the adjacent parking garage is included in the ticket price. There is no fee for parking for ticketed Gala attendees the evening of the Gala.

Additional Questions

Need to know more about Comfort Cases’ 6th Annual Gala? Reach us at info@comfortcases.org

 

GALA PERFORMANCES

Como Brothers Alec Mapa

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Alec Mapa

An inimitable comedian (and comedic actor) who billed himself as "America's favorite gaysian sweetheart," Alec Mapa (pronounced moppa) indeed played off of his Asian American identity and open homosexuality, to such a degree that they became veritable cornerstones of his shtick, as well as his spate of role choices. Mapa grew up in San Francisco during the 1970s, raised in a conservative, Catholic Filipino family but surrounded by bohemian lifestyles and multiculturalism that influenced and shaped him. He formally broke into show business with a role in an ABC After School Special and small turns in Alan Alda's seriocomedy A New Life (1988) and James Bridges' urban addiction drama Bright Lights, Big City (1988). The actor scored his broadest acclaim, however, in 1991, with a lead role as the transvestite opera star Song Liling, in the Broadway production of David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly. In the years that followed, Mapa moved into television and enjoyed guest bits on series including NYPD Blue, Friends, Roseanne, and Seinfeld. With many subsequent roles (including assignments as series regulars), Mapa aggressively strove to break new ground and open new doors in small-screen depictions of gay culture and lifestyles, and won broad acclaim and support in the LGBT community for doing so. 

Como Brothers

Brothers Andrew and Matt Como are singer/songwriters from Long Island who are passionate about music and have gained notoriety for their heartfelt lyrics, energetic performances, and fun personalities. Combining an urban-pop and rock sound with a blues vibe, they have written and recorded multiple albums and EP’s of original songs. Their latest songs have been recorded with Grammy Nominated engineer Kenta Yonesaka at Germano Studios in New York City.  Matt and Andrew have toured the East Coast performing at notable venues such as the Hard Rock Café and The Cutting Room in New York City along with sold out performances in Hollywood California and at Texas’ South by Southwest in recent years.

Matt and Andrew also gained immense popularity from their songs being featured in TV shows such as E! Networks Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV's The Real World, and The Oxygen Channel's Best Ink among many others. The Como Brothers have established themselves as premier singer-songwriters working with industry legends such as drummer Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Saturday Night Live band, Late Night with David Letterman), keyboardist Andy Burton (Little Stephen & the Disciples of Soul), Aaron Sterling (Taylor Swift), and many more.

 


Thank you to Last Year’s 4th Annual Gala Sponsors!

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PREMIERE TITLE SPONSOR

The YUEn Foundation


PLATINUM SPONSOR

AnyBill


KEYNOTE ADDRESS SPONSOR

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WINE SPONSOR

Total Wine & More


GOLD SPONSORS

Lose + Together

NOVA Society for Human Resource Management


SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

Long & Foster


SILVER SPONSOR

National Cooperative Bank


BRONZE SPONSORS

Berkshire Bank

Living Realty LLC

Capitol Chimney Service LLC

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The Talent Bank, Inc. 


PARTNER SPONSORS

Seneca Academy

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Dovel Technologies

Giant Food

The Bargain Box