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Chocolate Ball


Thank You for Your Support

18th Annual Chocolate Ball
Saturday, March 21, 2015

presented by

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation

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.

View the 2015 Event Photos.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 SPONSORSChocBall Sponsor sign 15

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:  A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Lisa Hussman
Kaiser Permanente
M&T Bank
Mangione Family
Merrill Lynch
Mikulis Family/Pinnacle Advisory Group
Ourisman 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
McGuireWoods, LLP
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
David and Gail Bates
Business Monthly
Carber Power Technologies
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Chesapeake Employers Insurance Co.
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
Sign-A-Rama of Columbia
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