Black Tie Gala



Milestone signature fundraising event raises more than $650,000 for Penn-Mar’s innovative programs and

services for hundreds of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

FREELAND, Md. – – Kicking off National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, 670 guests broke the attendance record at Penn-Mar’s 25th Annual Black Tie Gala held on March 4, at The Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, Md. Thanks to the generosity of the attendees, the event raised a record $650,000-plus this year in support of Penn-Mar’s innovative, quality employment, education and residential programs and services for hundreds of men and women with developmental disabilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Held every first Saturday in March, Penn-Mar’s signature fundraising event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the nonprofit’s mission to “Transform Life Into Living” for the individuals Penn-Mar serves.

This year, Penn-Mar was proud to honor Anne and Bob Kinsley with its first annual Distinguished Humanitarian Award. Two outstanding pillars of our community, the Kinsleys’ philanthropy has benefited Penn-Mar and many other organizations. Bob is Chairman of Kinsley Construction, Inc., which he founded in 1963, and which currently employs a staff in excess of 1300 field employees and 150 management personnel with locations in York and Reading, Pa., Baltimore, Md., and Herndon, Va. Bob is also the managing partner of Kinsley Equities, a real estate development firm with projects throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania. Anne is involved with Kinsley Properties and Kinsley Management, the leasing and property management division of the Kinsley Organization.


About Penn-Mar Human Services

Penn-Mar Human Services, founded in 1981, serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities through its residential, respite, educational, vocational and supported employment programs in Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties in Maryland, and in York County in Pennsylvania.

(from left) Gregory Miller, President and CEO of Penn-Mar Human Services

presents Penn-Mar’s first annual Distinguished Humanitarian Award

to Anne Kinsley, Chair of Kinsley Foundation, and Bob Kinsley, Chairman and CEO of Kinsley Construction


(from left) Heidi Boan, Community Volunteer and Gala Committee Member;

Summer Seal, Program Director of Girls Empowerment Mission;

Susan Mihal, Community Volunteer;

Karen Baumeister, Senior Project Engineer, Stanley Black and Decker





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