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18th Annual Chocolate Ball

Saturday, March 21, 2015

presented by

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation

7:00 p.m. to Midnight

Turf Valley

Long known as “The Premiere” event in Howard County, the annual Chocolate Ball is the biggest fundraiser for The Arc of Howard County. Generously supported by its sponsors, the black tie event includes music, dancing, a silent auction and ultimate confection contest. Bakers from all over the state compete to illustrate the theme in sugary goodness.

Proceeds from the Chocolate Ball benefit The Arc of Howard County’s vocational and residential support and services, respite care, and other programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the 2015 Chocolate Ball.  View the invitation for additional information on sponsorship levels and benefits.

A limited number of tickets are now available and may be purchased online:

Families and Staff – $250
Self Advocates (age 21+) – $125
Event Attendee – $250

Lights of Possibility

Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation

Chocolate Indulgence Sponsor

French Silk Sponsor
Air Flow Services, Inc.
Axios Wine
Biegel Waller Investment Advisory Services
Bob’s BMW Motorcycles
Commercial Insurance Managers, Inc.
Chuck and Peggy Ecker
Tim and Sue Haynes
Howard County General Hospital
Lisa Hussman
Kaiser Permanente
M&T Bank
Mangione Family
Merrill Lynch
Mikulis Family/Pinnacle Advisory Group
Ourisman Hyundai and Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Chocolate Lace Sponsor
Columbia Builders, Inc.
First Potomac Realty Trust

Death By Chocolate
Jim and Theresa Bourdon
Dimensional Health Care Associates, Inc.
Kelly and Associates
Manekin LLC
Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment
Swanson Consulting, Inc.
Ed and Eileen Wilson

Entertainment Sponsor
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

BiPal Sponsor
Environmental Systems Associates

Bon Bon Sponsor
Business Monthly
Carber Power Technologies
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Chesapeake Employers Insurance
Columbia Creative Services
The Evans Family
The Evergreens at Columbia Town Center
Bill and Linda Howard
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Jean Moon & Associates
Wendell and Kim McKay
Patrick’s Hair Design
Pixel Workshop
Ken and Dorothy Plantz
Tier One Technology Partners


The Chocolate Ball would not be possible without the support of all of the sponsors, and without the committee and all of the volunteers that spend many hours getting ready for the premier event in Howard County.”

— Chuck Ecker, Chocolate Ball Committee Chair