Run for the Roses 2023 Annual Gala

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Run for the Roses 2023 Annual Gala

Join us in person for the first time since 2019! Sip mint juleps in your finest hat or bow tie at our Kentucky Derby themed gala.

By Community Reach of Montgomery County

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 6 · 6 - 10pm EDT


Lakewood Country Club 13901 Glen Mill Road Rockville, MD 20850

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Roses, bourbon, bidding, and buying! The theme for the Gala this year is the Kentucky Derby, and we are champing at the bit to hold this event in person for the first time since 2019. Join us to watch the Derby, bid in exciting auctions, and enjoy a seated dinner and special program. This event raises important funds to support our five programs that serve the most vulnerable in Montgomery County.

6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction with passed hors d'oeuvres, soft beverages, and a cash bar.

7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner, Live Auction, and Program. 

Chair: Paul Newman, former Board Chair at Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

Master of Ceremonies: Catherine Leggett

Derby Attire

Connect with other supporters of Reach, learn more about the organization, and provide financial support for our five programs through this wonderful annual event.

About the organizer

Community Reach of Montgomery County (formerly CMR - Community Ministries of Rockville) seeks to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable of Montgomery County residents by providing them with basic health and human services and advocating on their behalf, with the goal of helping them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. 

We operate five separate programs: 1) Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic delivers primary medical care, preventive services, patient navigation, specialty care, and health education to medically underserved adult residents of Montgomery County; 2) Language Outreach Program (LOP) provides English Language/Literacy and Citizenship education to adult immigrants in an affordable program that includes free child care and child tutoring; 3) Permanent Supportive Housing Program consists of two houses, the Jefferson House (men) and Rockland House (women) which support our previously homeless residents as they work toward self-sufficiency; 4) Rockville Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) steps in with financial assistance to Greater Rockville residents facing eviction, utility termination, or who are in need of prescriptions or medical procedures; as well as providing social service referrals (dental and vision care, clothing, and food) to any County resident; and 5) Senior Reach Program provides weekly home care services and home repair/maintenance projects for lower income seniors to aging in place.

$35 – $25,000