Grant-A-Wish auction


June 13, 1999|By Sloane Brown

There was a slew of celebrities, in person and on paper, at the Grant-A-Wish Celebrity Benefit and Auction. Mingling in a mob of 600 at Martin's West, you could spot sports celebs such as former Colts Lenny Moore and Bruce Laird, and current Ravens player Spencer Folau. Or you could focus on local TV types such as WJZ's Richard Sher and WMAR's Sandra Pinckney.

Movie stars shone during the silent auction. TV scripts and photos featured autographs from the likes of Kim Basinger, Eddie Murphy and Clint Eastwood.

Among the other names in the evening's throng were Ann Ryder, event chair; Brian Morrison, Grant-A-Wish founder and executive director; Dick McCready, board president; Barry Kronsberg, Len Stoler and Chris Quinn, board members; Stewart Greenebaum, board president of the Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Thomas Frazier, Baltimore police commissioner; Erwin Cummings, commercial lender with GMAC; Vance and Nancy Van Horn, president and bookkeeper of Sheffield Recordings Ltd. Inc. The $60,000 raised by the party will go to Grant-A-Wish programs for critically ill children and their families.

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