Our Daily Bread


February 03, 2002|By Sloane Brown

Like most nights at Our Daily Bread, the dining room was packed. But that's where any similarity between this night and others at the Baltimore soup kitchen ended. The diners this evening wore tuxedos and cocktail dresses. They feasted on hors d'oeuvres like slices of beef tenderloin with goat cheese, Peking duck and lobster corncakes, all in celebration of Our Daily Bread's annual benefit dinner and auction, called "Ten Years of Breaking Bread With Friends."

Among the 135 folks doing just that: Mimi and Scott Somerville, event co-chairs; Mary Kay Groeninger, Bonnie Ariano, Judy Civera, Toni Curry, Frank Gabor, Betsy and Patrick Ring, Margie and Skip Counselman and Judith Giacomo, event committee members; Jacki Coyle, Our Daily Bread director; Jim Gabriel, Catholic Charities associate director; Joan Hash, National Institute of Standards and Technology security guidance director; Michael Brandjes, Brandjes Associates owner; Janet Gurba, retired textile designer; Brian Curry, St. Paul Surety operations director; Dr. George Kim, National Library of Medicine fellow; Sue Cartlidge, Bromwell's owner; Cara Ehrlich, Fandango owner; Betsy Krum, Jennifer Vitale and Paulette Bancroft, community volunteers; Dr. Kathleen Ryan, Kaiser Mid-Atlantic gynecologist; Dr. Rick Montz, Dox Exotx president / CEO; Chuck Nabit, Southport CEO; Andrew Ross, Children's Guild president; Gary Wheatley, Wheatley Associates vice president; and Brenda Dandy, Marine Enterprises International vice president.

The party raised more than $60,000 for Our Daily Bread.

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