Penn Mar's 25th Annual Gala Honors Anne & Bob Kinsley

25th Annual Black Tie Gala honors Anne and Bob Kinsley

Posted on January 11, 2017

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, more than 500 friends of Penn-Mar Human Services will gather for the nonprofit’s 25th Annual Penn-Mar Black Tie Gala to raise more than half a million dollars in support of hundreds of men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania. This year’s milestone gala will honor longtime Penn-Mar supporters Anne and Bob Kinsley, of York, Pa.

Held every first Saturday in March during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Penn-Mar’s signature fundraising event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the nonprofits operations and services with a mission to “Transform Life Into Living” for the men and women Penn-Mar serves. The event will be held at The Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, Md.

This year, Penn-Mar is proud to honor Anne and Bob Kinsley, two outstanding pillars of our community whose 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.

The 25th Annual Penn-Mar Black Tie Gala begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a multi-course gourmet dinner with paired wines rated 90-plus from around the world. In addition, the evening will include a spirited live auction to be followed by live music and dancing. This year’s live auction items include tickets to the Masters on a private jet, exclusive waterfowl hunt with legendary guide, Sean Mann, Annapolis boating overnight adventure, and vacation getaways.

The Founding Sponsor for this year’s gala is Kinsley Construction, Inc., and other sponsors include Glatfelter Insurance GroupCignaNew Standard Corporation, as well as Brown AdvisoryKELLYPeoplesBank, and Barley Snyder Attorney at Law.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and individual tickets to the gala are $200. For sponsorship information and to purchase tickets to the event, visit, or contact Jackie Summers, Penn-Mar Human Services’ Senior Director of Development, at 410-343-1069 x286 or at

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 northern Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties in Maryland, and in southern York County in Pennsylvania.

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