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Celebrate the Transformative Power of the Arts: Join Us for CONNECTED!
The HeART of Community

Welcome to CONNECTED! The HeART of Community – an inspiring event that celebrates the profound impact of arts and cultural experiences on the lives of less fortunate children and youth. We believe in the universal power of artistic expression, and together, we can create positive change in the lives of the most invisible young artists in our community.
Event Details
Date: October 14, 2023 – Saturday
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Address: 7719 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD 20814

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Prepare to be enchanted by an extraordinary evening filled with artistic expression at CONNECTED! The HeART of Community. Hosted by Emmy award-winning anchor Allison Seymour and rising Hollywood star Drew Olivia Tillman, this captivating event will showcase performances by industry-leading young artists in visual arts, spoken word, dance, and music, leaving you in awe of their boundless talents. But that’s not all – this remarkable celebration goes beyond the stage. Throughout the event, we will honor the remarkable achievements and contributions of an extended network of customers, advocates, and benefactors who have made a lasting impact in the lives of the youth we serve. And for those seeking an experience that truly touches the heart, don’t miss our annual Youth Art Auction. Meet young individuals from NCCF’s programs who created the deeply personal and imaginative artistic expressions under the mentorship of community artist and educator Prelli Williams. You will have the opportunity to bid on these remarkable pieces and nurture these budding artists’ dreams. CONNECTED! The HeART of Community promises an unforgettable evening that celebrates the profound impact of art on young lives. Join us as we come together to embrace the transformative power of the arts and empower the future generation of artists and change-makers.

Special Guests and Entertainment

NCCF's brightest stars, powerhouse artists and media trailblazers, including:


Honorary Chair

Brianna Stoute

Broadway Actress, Singer & Dancer

Co-Host and Community Connectors

Catherine Leggett

First Lady of Montgomery County

Jeffrey Slavin

Mayor of Somerset, MD

Honorary Committee

Gabe Albornoz

Montgomery County Council

Michael and Sonia Barros

Nathan and Jackie Beach

Patrice King Brickman

Doug Brown

Hossein and Guitty Ejtemai

Marc Elrich

Montgomery County Executive

Natali Fani-Gonzalez

Montgomery County Council

Andrew and Tracey Friedlander

Brian and Marcy Frosh

Matthew Frumin

D.C. Council

Josiane M. Gabel

Evan Glass

President Montgomery County Council

Janet Goldberg

Vincent Gray

D.C. Council

Brian and Sara Jane Harris

Michael and Vicki Herson

Will Jawando

Montgomery County Council

Sidney Katz

Montgomery County Council

Brooke Lierman

Maryland Comptroller

Dawn Luedtke

Montgomery County Council

Kenyan McDuffie

D.C. Council

Phil Mendelson

Chairman, D.C. Council

Kristin Mink

Montgomery County Council

Brianne Nadeau

D.C. Council

Zachary Parker

D.C. Council

Jamie Raskin

U.S. House of Representatives

Jay and Barbara Ripley

Talisha Searcy

Mayor, City of Takoma Park

Kate Stewart

Montgomery County Council

David Trone

U.S. House of Representatives

Robert White, Jr

D.C. Council


Your sponsorship will positively change the lives of the more than 51,000 struggling children, youth, and families that NCCF serves in the National Capital Region.

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For sponsorship related questions, contact Dahlia Levin, Director of Development and External Relations dlevin@nccf-cares.org or 301-365-4480


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