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19th Annual Chocolate Ball

Saturday, March 12, 2016

7 pm – Midnight

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 an 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.

Click here for: The Arc of Howard County 2016 Chocolate Ball Sponsorship Package

Click here for: Tickets

We still have many sponsorship opportunities available! For more information, contact Dee Athey via email at or call 410-730-0638 Ext. 306.

                  2016 SPONSORS

Chocolate Indulgence Sponsor ($15,000)

BB & T

Williamsburg Homes


Chocolatier Sponsor ($10,000)

The Dart Group II Foundation


French Silk Sponsor ($5,000)

Peggy Ecker

Wegman’s Columbia

Tim and Sue Haynes

Commercial Insurance Mnaagers, Inc.

Mikulis family / Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Biegel Waller Investment Advisory Services

Chocolate Lace ($3,000)

Lisa Hussman

Bob’s BMW Motorcycles

Enterprise Fleet Management


Death By Chocolate Sponsor ($2,000)

Edelman Financial Services

Dimensional Health Care Associates

PNC Wealth Management

Tier One Technology Partners

Capital One


Entertainment Sponsor ($2,000)

Apple Ford Lincoln


Swag Bag Sponsor ($2,000)

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management


Silent Auction ($2,000)

Ourisman Hyundai of Bowie


Bon Bon Sponsor ($1,000)

Harry H. Witzke Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Dale and Jean Legal

Corporate Office Properties Trust

Manekin, LLC

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant

Carber Power Technologies

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company

Sandy Springs Bank-Columbia

David and Senator Gail Bates

Bill and Linda Howard

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group


View the 2015 Event Photos