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Camp Sunrise Gala

McDonogh School

Come help us celebrate 30 years of Camp! The 2016 Johns Hopkins Camp Sunrise Gala will be held on May 14, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at McDonogh School's Edward St. John Student Center. This new, multi-story venue is home to a glorious ballroom that will ensure the evening is eventful and memorable.

The Gala is the largest fundraiser for Camp Sunrise, a week-long summer camp for children who have been diagnosed with or have survived cancer. Camp offers a respite with fresh air and fun with the other campers. The social interaction and closeness with other children impacted by cancer allows them to form relationships and a sense of comradery. At its inception, Camp Sunrise enrolled just 6 campers, this year Camp will include over 120 participants. And, it’s still growing! 

WBAL's Ava Marie - 2016 Gala Emcee

The Camp Sunrise Gala promises a night of fun and will feature hors d'oeuvres, dinner, open bar, and a silent and live auction. Even better, attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the brave and courageous children who have battled pediatric cancer.

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome back Ava Marie from WBAL TV as our 2016 Gala Emcee.


Celebrate with Us

Check out our Live Auction items (list will be updated often).

Directions to the event.

If you would like to receive an invitation by U.S. mail, please email your name and mailing address to Kelly Anderson at We look forward to celebrating 30 years of Camp Sunrise with you.

If you are not able to attend the Gala, consider making a contribution to Camp Sunrise by contacting Stephanie Davis at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are offered from $1,000 - $15,000. For more information, please contact Joan Davidson at 410-340-1423 or If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete this form.

2016 Camp Sunrise Gala Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors. They include:

Shining Star Presenting Sponsor: Jane M. Johnston Foundation

Daybreak’s Promise Sponsors: Hendersen-Webb Inc., Friends of Jarrett Young, The Davidson Family

Ray of Hope Sponsors: Heather Brooke Foundation, M&T Bank, The Kirk Family Foundation

Sunbeam Sponsor: TOYOTA

Glowing Horizons Sponsor: Stepping Stone Children’s Center, Alyssa and Justin Alperstein's Mitzvah Project

Sunny Skies Sponsor: Star Touring & Riding Chapter 262

Beam of Light Sponsors: Greg and Pam Kurey, Paul Meecham and Laura Leach, Buan Consulting, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cole, Jr., The J.K. Meek Group,  Dick and Mickey Price, Childhood Cancer Family Support Foundation, Alyssa and Justin Alperstein's Mitzvah Project, Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

In Kind Donations

Many thanks to Parfections of Hunt Valley for generously providing gourmet chocolates to gala guests.

Donate an item to our silent and/or live auctions. Gala attendees enjoy bidding on small and large baskets, vacations, events and experiences. All donations are accepted and appreciated. If you have an item for donation, please complete our auction donation form and return. Please contact Juli Boley at with any questions.

Camp Sunrise Gala Staff

Gala Co-Chairs:

Joan Davidson or 410-340-1423

Kelly Anderson or 202-480-0445

people dancing

Gala Committee:

Dawn Carroll, Juli Boley, Stephanie Mercer, Cindy Hearn, Steph Davis, Shelley Leach, Laura Leach, Sandra Payne, Mary Dorman, Anne Efron, Stephanie Nokes, Joanna Steele, Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, Liz Schulde, Katie Bennett-Korrow, Shannon Snow, Melissa Metzger

If you are interested in being a part of the 2016 Gala Committee, email or call Joan Davidson.


Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Pediatric Oncology facilities are located in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.