SOCIAL CALENDARJune 29: Tenth annual Wall Street Open golf...

June 28, 1998|By SYLVIA BADGER


June 29: Tenth annual Wall Street Open golf tournament benefits the Family Tree's child-abuse-prevention programs. Hunt Valley Golf & Country Club. Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Cookout dinner follows. $350. Call 410-889-2300.

June 29: Habitat Charity Golf Outing benefits Sandtown Habitat for Humanity. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Awards luncheon at 2 p.m. $50,000 hole-in-one prize. Fees range from $100 to $700 (foursomes). Call 410-339-6822.

Around Town

A "Hoe-Down in the Country," held at the home of Laurie and Edgie Russell, scored big with opera fans. The Western-themed party was the Baltimore Opera Guild's annual fund-raiser for the Baltimore Opera Company. Highlight of the evening was a performance by Carrie Tillis, who is both an opera singer and country-western singer. She's also the daughter of country-music great Mel Tillis, and the sister of country singer Pam.

According to my golfing son, Gordon, the first annual Tony Siragusa Celebrity Golf Classic was terrific. Not only did he and his wife, Susan, get to party with football celebs Siragusa, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly, and O. J. house guest Kato Kaelin at a private party at Planet Hollywood, but the next morning, he was part of a foursome that played golf with Kaelin.

He says Kato was most entertaining and told fellow golfers that he's writing a play titled "The 16th Minute," about what happens after your 15 minutes of fame are up.

Money raised from the golf tournament benefits the Tony Siragusa Foundation, which helps disadvantaged youth, and the Grant-A-Wish Foundation.

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Bill Cosby comes late, but his quips come quickley

We could feel the tension as we walked into the Beth Tfiloh Community School and were greeted with the news that "Bill Cosby's plane arrived late, but he'll be here soon!" There was a tight schedule at the school's fund-raiser that included a rap session between comedian Cosby and more than 100 children; pictures to be taken at a VIP party; and a concert for about 1,600.

But it was a most relaxed (and vintage) Cosby who arrived, wearing a sweat shirt and straw hat. Shortly after his entrance, he came over and started chatting with me, and when he glanced at my husband, Bill, in a tux for our next party, he quipped, "I see you travel with your own maitre d'."

Anne Louise and Howard Perlow, parents of three Beth Tfiloh students, chaired this very successful fund-raiser. They received lot of help from their corporate committee chair, Richard Alter, president of Manekin Corp., and the ticket chair, Judi Fader.

Faces in the crowd included U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rabbis Mitchell Wohlberg and Michael Meyerstein.

A delightful black-tie party was held at the home of Connie and Bill Pitcher to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Campaign for Our Children, a program that aims at preventing teen pregnancy. The event was a special salute to Hal Donofrio, chairman of Richardson, Meyers & Donofrio, who has served as volunteer executive director of the campaign since its inception.

Pat and Art Modell, owners of the Baltimore Ravens, and Dot and Henry Rosenberg (CEO of Crown Central Petroleum) joined the Pitchers as hosts of the party for their friend Donofrio.

Among the 100 guests were Hollywood star Michelle Yoeh ("Tomorrow Never Dies"), with her fiance, Hopkins cardiologist Dr. Alan Heldman; Carolyn and George Beall; Bartie and Charlie Cole; Wealtha and Jim Flick; Jim and Carroll Knott; Carol and George McGowan; Dr. Jim Orta; Faith and Frank Riggs; Lynn and Ted Venetoulis; and Hal's wife, Sherri, and his son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Deb Donofrio. The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing recently dedicated its new building, named for Anne M. Pinkard ("Nan" to her friends). Mrs. Pinkard is the president and director of the Robert G. and Anne Merrick Foundation and the Jacob and Annita France Foundation, which jointly gave $3 million toward the building's construction.

Among those who stopped by for the dedication were Pinkard's four sons, Bob, Peter, Gregory and Wally; Mary and Eamonn McGeady; Dr. and Mrs. Richard Ross; Bill McCarthy; Dr. William Brody, Hopkins University president; and Sue Donaldson, dean of the School of Nursing.

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