2016 Music for the Mission Reveals Record Level of Support for Residents in Need

Since 2012, Asbury Foundation’s Music for the Mission concert series has brought Asbury Methodist Village (AMV) residents together to enjoy dazzling performances, while also supporting AMV’s Benevolent Care program. This program provides confidential support to AMV residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own—allowing them and their families the comfort of knowing that they will be able to continue living here on campus and with their neighbors.

Each concert in the series brings a unique style to appeal to the various musical tastes that are present here on campus. This year, Music for the Mission featured performances by Andrew Blendermann, vocalist and pianist and son of AMV residents, Marty and Fran Blendermann; the Alexandria Harmonizers, a renowned men’s chorus; and the West Shore Piano Trio.

Thanks to the support of sponsors, corporate partners, patrons and concert attendees (all ticket proceeds benefit Benevolent Care), the 2016 Music for the Mission concert series raised a record $50,000! These funds will support one AMV resident through Benevolent Care for an entire year. Additional gifts have come in since the final concert. On behalf of us all at the Asbury Foundation, thank you to all of the supporters whose enormous generosity led to this year’s Music for the Mission concert series success. Your care and commitment to supporting AMV residents in need is much appreciated!

Performance Sponsors

Andrew Blendermann
Lee Bachrach, In memory of Cliff Bachrach
Blanche Messerly, In memory of Clyde Messerly
and an Anonymous Friend

Alexandria Harmonizers
Eric Stewart Group

West Shore Piano Trio
TAD Relocation

Corporate Partners

$1,500 level
Family & Nursing Care
Holy Cross Health Partners at Asbury Methodist Village
The Rozansky Group of Long & Foster
Sandy Spring Bank
THW Design
Victor K. Krause Decorating Co.

$1,000 Level
Helix Floors
Freestate Electrical Service Co.
The Family Hearing Center (The Treatment and Learning Centers)

$750 Level
Trademark Design & Build

$500 Level
Davis Harrison Dion
Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage, Inc.
Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, P.A.
John Armentrout
Republic Services
S&K Roofing, Siding & Windows

$250 Level
Bay Lighting
DeLeon & Stang
Elville & Associates
Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel
Impact Office
Let’s Move
Maryland Carpet and Tile
Rehab 1st
Ultra Guard Security Systems

And thank you to all of the AMV residents, associates and board members who were patrons:

DIAMOND ($1,000)
Lee Bachrach*
  In memory of Cliff Bachrach
Mary Ebinger
Blanche Messerly
  In memory of Clyde Messerly
Jim & Ann Schneider
Agatha Sigmond
Medie Snape
Nicholas & Jennifer Serenyi*

PLATINUM   ($500)   
Marty & Fran Blendermann
Rob Roy & Rebecca Ratliff
Mary Waldron              

GOLD ($250)
Jean Aubrey
Terry & Sally Byrne
Sarah Corbett
Marjorie Fuller
Melissa & Brian Hadley†
Ruth Marquis
Peg Matzen
Tom & Val McIlrath
Mary Mehring
Doris Robbins
Gordon & Betty Smith
Gil Snyder
Jane Stutsman
Vivian Woods     

SILVER ($100)
Katherine Albertson
Lynn Allen
Brad & Christy Andrus†
Norma Barr
Brent & Linda Bayes†
Kathryn Broderick
Crawford Brown
William & Catherine Brown
John Paul & Lois Eberhard
Gordon & Janet Forbes
Hermione Fthenakis
Hal & Jan Garman
Dick Getzinger
Patricia Gray
Elaine Greif
Mr. Gerald Hanson
Stephen & Susanne Hardy
Lenny & Lynne Hines†
Nancy Hirsche
Frank & Hazel Hughes
Blanche Ingram
Catherine Johnston
Larry & Carolyn Kent*
Dave & Jean Kosow
Joe & Jan Lafleur
Mac & Minette McCullough
Dr. & Mrs. John Melnick
Lynne Mohr
Ray Panczyk & Betsy Monks
Sherwin & Carmen Montell
Doug & Ellen Myers†
Patricia Neuman*
Martha Olin
Barbara Olson
Pat & Maria O’Toole†
Dave & Jane Reiser
Ken & Kay Rogers
Aurora Sevilla
Michael & Phyllis Skiba
Ralph & Ruth Spoor
Anita Taylor
Dennis & Candy Warner
Carol Watkins
Joyce Waugh           

BRONZE ($50)            
Anonymous (5)
Kay Allanach
Dorothy Beltz
Geraldine Bernard
Madeleine Bryant
O’Ryan Case & Holly Passmore†
Mary Jean Davidge
Jean Emery
Helen Ferraro
Jean Hubbell
Rev. Earl Kragnes
Cathy Manning
Sylva McCulloh
Betty McCurdy
Arthur & Nancy Morse
Michele Potter*
Bob Scheno
Donna Schramm
Charles & Lora Sheridan
Debbi Short†
Alice Smith
Artha Jean Snyder
Helen Strang
Alice Wong
Charles Woodward

*Board Member
†Asbury Associate

And finally, we thank everyone who purchased concert tickets.

For more information about the Asbury Foundation’s Music for the Mission concert series, please contact O’Ryan Case at OCase@Asbury.org or (301) 216-4051.