Places to go, people to see -- the Hyatt Regency Hotel was full of them -- thanks to the Associated Black Charities annual gala, this year titled "Through the Eyes of our Community." The shindig took up almost the entire mezzanine, every nook and cranny offering different entertainment. A jazz band performed in one room, a dance band in another. There were casino games, stand-up comedy and an art exhibition -- not to mention cocktails and dinner.
And then there were the 1,350 guests, including: Otis Warren, event chair; Fred Lazarus, Jerome Stephens, Florence Maultsby and Harold Williams, event committee members; Victor C. March, ABC board chair; Shirley Marcus Allen, Kenneth R. Banks and Virgie Williams, board members; Donna Jones Stanley, ABC executive director; Bruce Bereano, Maryland lobbyist; Kenneth Harris Sr., Comcast corporate affairs director; Travis Winkey, Baltimore-based fashion-show producer; Vernon A. Reid, T. Rowe Price vice president; Stephanie Dunn-Hunt, Dunn & Associates president / CEO; Dale Cousin, Northrop Grumman field engineer; Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, president; Earnest Hines, American Skyline Insurance president / CEO; Terry Dean, Baltimore Development Corp. senior economic development director; Shilo Williams, Annie E. Casey Foundation administrative assistant; Saundra Northington, Key Bank & Trust mortgage banker; H. Bernie Jackson, BJR & Associates president; Brian Ocheltree, e.magination CEO; Chris Blake, Development Training Institute accountant; and Marquetta Williams, Kennedy Krieger Institute accounting assistant.