Friend-Raising Events


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Annual Event Boasts New Venue, New Night, New Pre-Show Reception…
Will You Have a Great Time?  Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

On March 2, 2019 we’ve got your ticket to ride.

We’re taking a new approach to our annual “Friend-Raising” event.

After twelve years at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore we’re headed to the D.C. suburbs with a great musical performance on a Saturday night that will both take you back in time and raise you to your feet!  You’ll know every song played, guaranteed.

We’re shaking things up and changing our pre-show reception to match the fantastic show we’re organizing for you and your guests.  Your seats are primo, and we’ve even reserved six premium private boxes for our sponsors’ and their guests.

Watch this space for additional information for what promises to be our most exciting event ever and let’s all “come together” for a memorable night together!

Photos from past annual Friend-Raisers here.


2018 “Friend Raiser” Sells Out!

12th Annual Sell Out
Over $60,000 Raised For Financial Literacy Programs

Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash comedy play, School of Rock, proved to be a winning production for the Foundation’s 12th annual “Friend-Raising event!  The show sold out and helped bring the total raised for financial literacy programs to $60,000.

The musical follows Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders, in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.  It’s a musical for all ages!

Guests gathered in the private atrium at the historic Hippodrome Theater for their special day.  Everyone enjoyed a selection of delicious brunch offerings on fine china and linen in our exclusive dining area, along with the pleasant company of their guests and colleagues before the Broadway production.

Photos from the annual Friend-Raiser are online here.


$58,000 Raised In Support of Financial Literacy

2017 Friend-Raising Event Sells Out!


Beautiful – The Carole King Story
, served as the 2017 Foundation Friend-Raising event and became the eleventh straight sell out production for the Foundation.

Guests gathered on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, for the Broadway production of Beautiful-the Carole King Musical.  Beautiful is the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team to her relationship with fellow writers to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.  Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

PAHA/WHO FCU President Miguel Boluda holds the autographed Tapestry CD donated by Carole King – a collectable he won at the event’s raffle.

The Foundation’s generous sponsors each received Carole King-inspired items, many autographed by the hit-producer.  Guest Miguel Boluda was the lucky winner of the autographed double CD that was raffled in support of financial literacy programs.

View photos of the event here.

The 2018 event is being organized, watch this space for more!

Proceeds support financial literacy programs.