Chase Brexton Health Care’s Charm Ball 2018 succeeded in raising more than $240,000 to support Chase Brexton’s patients during an exciting, fun-filled evening on September 22nd honoring the community health center’s 40th anniversary.

More than 500 attendees came together at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel for a journey through four decades of welcoming, affirming care. Current and former board members and staff guided guests through the challenges and victories of decades past and shared an exciting glimpse of what’s to come.

All funds raised supported the Hope Lives Here Fund, which assists Chase Brexton patients with critical needs.

“It’s only fitting that our 40th anniversary year saw our most successful Charm Ball ever,” said Becky Frank, Chase Brexton’s VP of development. “The generosity shown during this very special event will make an enormous impact in the lives of many of our patients.”

The evening’s honorees included the Baltimore City Health Department, which provided crucial support during Chase Brexton’s early days and accepted the Community Partner Award, as well as former board members Joanne Kraus, who accepted the Lifetime Volunteer Award, and Franklin N. McNeil, Jr., who accepted the Legacy Award. In addition, Chase Brexton staff member Michael Shilling received the Dr. Ronald Taylor Award, given each year to a staff member who best exemplifies Chase Brexton’s mission.

Chase Brexton thanks the following sponsors of Charm Ball 2018 for their generous support: Allied Universal, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Quest Diagnostics, Gilead Sciences, Kaiser Permanente, M&T Bank, McKesson, PNC Bank, Priority Partners, The Agora Companies, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Port Covington, Guppy Management, Henry Schein, Ironmark, Janssen, The O’Neil Group – Merrill Lynch, Total Health Care, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Walgreens, and PSA Insurance.

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