SBLC Salutes ‘The Stars Among Us’ At Annual Gala


— SBLC, a Baltimore nonprofit that provides functional literacy, life skills training and career preparation services for adults, is hosting its annual gala Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel located at 202 East Pratt Street in Baltimore City.

This year’s theme, “The Stars Among Us,” pays tribute to SBLC’s learners, volunteers, staff and supporters. Vytas Reid, chief meteorologist for Fox 45, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The goal of the gala is to raise $100,000 to assist with adult literacy and workforce development programs that help the more than 700 learners who study at SBLC each year. M&T Bank is the gala’s “Graduate Level” sponsor.

The evening features live music by Advanced Party Solutions, a photo booth, games, raffle showcase, a video and more. Dinner will be served as a buffet with food stations featuring Baltimore restaurants including Blue Agave, DiPasquale’s Italian Market, Germano’s Piattini, Great American Cookie, MaGerk’s, Matsuri, Roma Sausage, Row House and United Shell Fish.

The raffle showcase features several themed packages including:

Charm City Chic: Travel by private limousine for a luxurious night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore’s Harbor East. Enjoy an ultimate spa experience, followed by dinner at Bygone Restaurant. The package includes tickets to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, cognac and cigars at Quintessential Gentleman, shows at the Hippodrome, Charles and Everyman theaters, trendy restaurants (including Charleston), a Robert McClintock original print of the Baltimore skyline and more.

Fun in the SUNshine State: Spend a weekend for two at the Hammock Beach Resort, a premier oceanfront golf destination and spa. Enjoy this Palm Coast ‘suite’ experience, have fun at the beach, relax in the spa or enjoy a round of golf. The package includes air travel for two valued at $400 per person, a car rental voucher, two-nights’ accommodation and a resort credit of $400 for spa and golf.

New York, New York: Travel to the Big Apple with two roundtrip train tickets and two nights in Midtown Manhattan at the exclusive Harvard Club. Use your New York Passes to reach your choice of hundreds of attractions. Enjoy dinner at Carmine’s in Times Square, lunch at 5 Napkin Burger and a decadent dessert at Junior’s Cheesecake. Get glammed up with a private stylist and tour three boutiques for a personal styling session. Grab some stylish, free accessories, or use your $250 American Express gift card to splurge.

La Ville Lumière, Paris, City of Light: Discover the Paris that only a Parisian could know. Book a flight for two using a $2,000 American Express gift card for a weeklong stay in a charming Paris flat within walking distance of the Notre Dame de Paris and the Louvre. The trip includes a bike tour and food tastings at local French markets.

Raffle tickets cost $50 each or three for $100 and may be purchased in advance at: or by calling SBLC at 410-625-4215.

Tickets to the gala cost $125 ($75 for young professionals) and may be purchased at