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Over $225,000 Raised for Rock Creek

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Rock Creek Conservancy would like to extend a huge, "Thank You," to all of the people who helped make this year's Rock Creek Gala success.

Thank you!


When Rock Creek Conservancy supporters, partners, and volunteers come together, amazing things can happen! The Rock Creek Gala was proof of that. The work we do at Rock Creek Conservancy to restore Rock Creek and its parklands would be impossible without you. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to celebrate and support Rock Creek with us. 

This year, the Gala raised more than $225,000 for Rock Creek. This is the equivalent of 2,000 trees planted, 40 rain gardens installed, or 200 stream team leaders trained! This funding means we can continue cultivating a community of environmental stewardship throughout the Rock Creek watershed. Thank you!


Gala Photo Album: Click here to view entire album! 

Rock Creek Gala 2017
Share this page, or click on the album to download and share your favorite photos! Stay tuned for more photos, we're still going through all of the event media! 

Our event photographers were snapping photos all night long. You will find a full album here. If you see yourself looking spectacular in a photo, feel free to download it and use it however you like! If you aren’t named in a photo, mention it in the comments and we’ll update the shot. Did you take any amazing photos that you want to share? You can send them along to

Looking up in Rock Creek Park







Want to learn more about Rock Creek Conservancy? 

All of our programs aim to restore Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect. Rock Creek is more than just Washington, D.C.'s favorite park. The creek extends 33 miles from where it starts in Laytonsville, MD to where it empties into the Potomac. The entire 77.4 sq mi area of land that drains into Rock Creek is called the "watershed" and we care about all of it because all of it affects the health of the creek. 

Rock Creek Conservancy Programs 

1) Volunteering 
2) Restoration 
3) Youth Education 
4) Advocacy 

Didn't make it to the gala? You can still support our programming! 

Gala Co-Chairs:

David DeSantis
Mark Lowham

Host Committee

Tracy Bowen 
Kathy Byrd 
Tracy Church
Jeff Kaliel 
Ryan Morrison 
Jennifer Mueller
Jane Paul
Jason Reid
Danielle M. Reyes
Allison Rumsey
Michael Sachse
Sambhav Sankar
Sam Shelton
Scott Siff
Ken Sugarman




















Sponsors of this event: 

Champion Sponsors
TTR Sothebys 

Premier Sponsors 
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 
The TBC Fund
James and Kathryn Byrd
Scott Siff and Kinney Zalesne

Principal Sponsors
Covington & Burling LLP 
Quadrant Strategies
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Ally Sponsor
Schultz & Williams
The Whiting - Turner Contracting Company
Jeff Fabian and Sam Shelton
Gary Guzy and Sherry Sprague
Dennis McClellan and Steve Deggendorf
Thad and Jane Paul

Advocate Sponsors
Case Design/Remodeling
City National Bank
Friends of the National Zoo 
Green Horse Enterprises
Rock Creek Global Advisors 
Mayer Brown LLP
Stewart Title Group
Paul and Catherine Armington
Doug Barker and Sam Kilpatrick
Tracy Church and Dominic Mancini
Caroline Cunningham and Matthew Jacobs
Laurie Davis and Joe Sellers
Barbara Elkus and Rodger Poore
William L. Hopkins
Frederick Paxton

Media Sponsor
Capitol File Magazine










Special Thanks

Timothy D. Albrecht, Consider It Done
Jana Chovanec, Control Video LLC
Zavonya Covington
Robert Jolles, Auctioneer, Jolles Associates, Inc.
Julia Washburn, Superintendent, Rock Creek Park
Restaurants and Other Vendors






















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