In response to the Coronavirus, we have decided to officially transition our 16th Annual Fisher House Gala to a Virtual Gala! Please join us for a virtual margarita toast on September 19th from the comfort of your own home.

The Fisher House Gala is hosted by the AUSA Major General Harry Greene, Aberdeen Chapter and we raise money for the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation is a network of comfort homes where military and veterans stay for free while one of the family members is receiving treatment. Our annual Gala is presented in honor and support of our military heroes.

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10 Sept. 2020 Gift Basket Ticket Submission Opens
14 Sept. 2020 Sponsorship Cash Call Opens
18 Sept. 2020 Gift Basket Ticket Submission Closes
19 Sept. 2020
Program Begins (Virtual)
6:00 PM
  • Margarita Toast
  • 7 Basket Winners Announced
6:30 PM
  • Guest Speaker: Jim Costigan, Chapter President of AUSA Major General Harry Greene, Aberdeen Chapter
  • Guest Speaker: Brian Gawne, Vice President of Community Relations, Fisher House Foundation
  • 7 Basket Winners Announced
7:00 PM
  • Scholarship Cash Call
  • Thank You to Sponsors
  • 7 Basket Winners Announced
7:30 PM
  • Thank You From Brian Gawne
  • Check Presentation
  • 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced
  • Special Thanks

Event Presentation

Raffle Winners

Prize Winner
Wood Duck Brewing Company presents: The Hand-Crafted Beer Basket Earl Noble
PAE presents: Your Hearts Desire Basket Carol Bush
Jeff and Elizabeth Murter present Christmas in the Caribbean Basket Marjorie Muller
Jake Jachens Photography presents: Bald Eagle Photographs Michael Bowen
Deanna Ohwevwo presents the Bar Collection Basket Deanna Ohwevwo
NJ Landscaper presents: The Backyard Staycation Carol Bush
Savantage Solutions presents: Virginia is for Lovers Basket John Black
Angela Sheldon and Mark Nolletti present: The Cigars and Booze Basket Bryan Stephens
Praxis Engineering presents: Cigars, Whiskey and Scotch Basket Joseph Dupont
Chuck and Deanna Hoppe present: The Cigars Under the Stars Basket Karin Schwartz
BCS Tech presents: The One Tequila Two Tequila Three Tequila More Basket Tara Buck
Tamera Rush Presents the Cool Spirits Basket Geoff Hermanstorfer
The Aberdeen Ironbirds Basket Ashley Letsche
Comtech presents The Whiskey Sampler Basket Michael Thurston
Array presents: The Apple Basket Deanna Hoppe
The Major General Harry Greene Chapter of AUSA presents The Lucky Basket John Black
Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development presents: The \’All-Access\’ Harford Basket Tamera Rush
NDIA presents: The Lawn Concert Kit Basket Kevin Walls
Omni presents: The Quarantine Work from Home Basket Deanna Ohwevwo
Gold Star Mothers present: The Light My Fire Basket Randy Strong
Gold Star Mothers present: You Are My Sunshine Basket Julie Aarsen
50/50 Cash Raffle Joe Dupont

Event Committee

Committee Chair
Deanna Hoppe
Basket Procurment
Earl Noble
Melissa Gestido
Scott Chesaldine
Mark Noletti
Tori Arcilesi
Sponsorship and Reception
B.J. Stephens
Melinda Conway
Christa Dahlem
Tamera Rush
Angela Sheldon
Thomas Trzeciak

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The Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world.


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Scholarship Program

The Scholarships for Military Children Program is now in its 21st year. Through the generosity of Defense Commissary Agency business partners and others, a total of 11,814 students, all military children, have shared $20,126,000 in scholarship grants. They were selected from a pool of nearly 105,000 applicants.


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More Resources

I’m sure there are a lot of questions. This year has proven to be a year of change and adjustments. So if you want to learn more about sponsor packages, requirements, rules, or just need to contact someone, you can do so by clicking the link below.


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