2023 Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy will take place on Tuesday, December 5 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. Once again the nonprofit community will gather in person for a joyous evening of food, fellowship and philanthropy.

The evening starts with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner and program highlighted by awarding the foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year. Please join us in honoring Dr. Carlessia Hussein and Howard Hughes Holdings as our individual and corporate recipients.

In addition to honoring the Philanthropists of the Year, the foundation will present the Leadership Council Award to an up and coming nonprofit leader and the Casey & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference" Award, which recognizes a nonprofit doing great work in our community.

Since some have asked, dress code for the event is business attire. Individual tickets for the dinner are $100 (early bird price until Nov. 14) and can be purchased with the link below. Tickets will be $125 starting Nov. 15.


A sponsorship gives your business valuable exposure and visibility to an active, desirable demographic of movers and shakers across Howard County, while showing your support of local nonprofits. All sponsorships include tickets to the dinner, and a portion of your sponsorship is a tax-deductible donation to the foundation.

Please consider a sponsorship to provide exposure for your business and to help the foundation with its strategic mission to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County and beyond. Questions? Please contact Dan Flynn at dflynn@cfhoco.org or 410-730-7840 x8.

Sponsorship Information (PDF)