On Saturday, June 5th, over 350 guests joined us at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Hunt Valley in Maryland for a safe and celebratory outdoor gala, “An Evening Among the Stars.”

Our 29th Annual Gala & 40th Anniversary of Penn-Mar Human Services honored the true stars – our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Penn-Mar’s DSPs provide critical support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in all circumstances.

We also honored Mr. Larry J. Miller, President/CEO of Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. & Executive Chairman, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company, with the Distinguished Humanitarian Award.  

New this year, more than 200 “Party in Place” guests also joined us remotely from all over the country. They enjoyed a professionally guided wine tasting hosted by Laurie Forster, the Wine Coach, and Mutt Lynch Winery owner Brenda Lynch. 

The in-person event featured a multi-course, gourmet dinner paired with carefully selected wines from famous wine valleys; hand-crafted cocktails and an oyster bar; an energetic live auction as well as a wide array of extraordinary silent auction items; live music and dancing. 

Together we wined, dined, and had a good time, and raised over $705,000 to support Penn-Mar’s mission!   


Be sure to check out our special Gala tribute to DSPs!