Associated Black Charities


June 13, 1999|By Sloane Brown

The Associated Black Charities has entertaining down to a science. It held its annual fund-raising gala at the Maryland Science Center. The 1,200 guests at "Millennium '99" could play video games at the center's Videotopia exhibit, gamble for prizes in a mock casino, watch an IMAX film or enjoy comedians, a magician and several bands set up around the center.

Glittering among the gala's guests: Donna Jones Stanley, ABC executive director; Marilyn Maultsby, ABC board chair; Virgie Williams and Kenneth Wilson, board members; Harold Williams, event chair; Marco Merrick and Charles Tildon, event committee members; Osborne Payne, founding chair of ABC; Victor March, CEO of March Funeral Homes Inc.; Richard Swirnow, developer of HarborView; and John Hodge-Williams, president and CEO of Woodbourne Group Inc.

To top off the night, the party-goers didn't need to raise the roof -- they just danced on it from midnight to 2 a.m. What they did raise was $120,000 to support health and human-service programs throughout Maryland.

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