Friend-Raising Events

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


The CU Foundation MD|DC Is Pleased To Present
The Greatest Beatles Tribute Band Ever – RAIN!


We’re taking a fresh approach to our annual “Friend-Raising” event:

  • A new venue closer to our District of Columbia and D.C. Suburb friends
  • On a Saturday night
  • Partnering with a unique off-site pub for our pre-show reception
  • Reducing our ticket and sponsor pricing for this special show

After twelve years at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore we’re headed to North Bethesda and the Strathmore Music Center with a great musical performance that will take you back in time and raise you to your feet!  You’ll know every live song played, guaranteed.

Enjoy live performances of classic Beatles tunes from the early “Mop Top” years to the colorful psychedelic sights and sounds of Sgt. Pepper and beyond performed by the world’s premier Beatles tribute band.

We selected perfect seats to give you the best view of the show, and we’ve upped our game and reserved six private boxes for our sponsors’ and their guests, sure to impress.  (Take a virtual tour!)

The beautiful and acoustically-acclaimed Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda is the perfect site for this event.  The popular Owens Ordinary restaurant near the Strathmore has been converted into your own Cavern Club for the fun pre-show reception.  Enjoy traditional British pub cuisine and refreshments before the show.  Vie for prizes with Beatles trivia contests as you get ready to rock your world!

Reserve tickets below or download the event flyer to pay by check.

RAIN Sponsorships/Tickets

Don’t delay, tickets are limited.
This event has sold out 12 years running!

Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s
financial literacy initiatives like MillionairesClub.Org


View Past Friend-Raiser Photos 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.