Aspire Gala 2015

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Aspire Gala on February 13, 2015 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott. The event honors leaders from the fields of sports, entertainment, and business. This year’s Aspire Gala continued the tradition of honoring those who are truly making a difference in the lives of others.

Special guests of honor this year include: Chicago Cubs Manager, Joe Maddon, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield, and Distinguished American Statesman, Ambassador George Haley.  All proceeds from the event go directly to benefit the work of the Foundation and the children we serve.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by the Ripken family in 2001 in memory of Cal Ripken, Sr. to carry on his legacy of using baseball as a hook to teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged youth. The Foundation teaches kids the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle and making smart, productive decisions both on the playing field and in everyday life. Through active community partnerships with hundreds of youth-serving organizations, thousands of underserved youth benefit each year from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in the most challenged communities across the country.

Please contact Carrie LeBow, Vice President, Resource Development, at to discuss sponsorship opportunities for next year’s Aspire Gala.

 The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is grateful to all our 2015 sponsors and friends for their dedicated support. Thank you for helping us raise more than $2.5 million for our programs to benefit at-risk youth.

Hall of Fame Society
Fields, Inc.
Major League Baseball
The McNaughton Foundation
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Pat & Jay Baker Foundation
Shaw Carpet

Platinum Club
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, KTBSPayroll, & KELLYExchange
Kohl’s Department Stores
Lewis Contractors
Oppenheimer Mutual Funds

Gold Club
Eugene and Ruth Freedman Family Foundation
FirstPic, Inc.
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Ruppert International Inc. and The Todd & Karen Ruppert Family Foundation
Sea Research Foundation
Total Wine & More
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Silver Club
Allegis Group Foundation
AXIOS Napa Valley & Kalaris Family Vineyards
Baltimore Ravens
Batoff Associates, P.A.
The Bob Lucido Team
Carl and Susan Bolch
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
John and Patricia Cochran
Creative Artist Agency
Deloitte & Touche LLP
DEX Imaging
Fidelity National Title Group & Chicago Title
Terry and Christine Flynn
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Greenspring Associates
Jim and Pam Hall
Hamel Builders
Joe & Benita Kaminkow
The Kellogg Family Foundation
Legg Mason, Inc.
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s
Marucci Bat
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Jayne H. Plank
PNC Bank
Elaine and Roger Ralph
Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
Saint Agnes Hospital
SC&H Group
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A. and Shapiro Negotiations
T. Rowe Price
The Turney Family Foundation
University of Maryland Medical System
VF Corporation
V&S Foundation
Windsor Electric Co., Inc.

Bronze Club        
Buckingham Capital Management
Ervin and Fran Cash

Copper Club
The Doneger Group
Susan Brown and Richard Geist
Peter Sommerhauser
Carl and Patricia Truscott
Alison and Donald Weiss


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    Chicago Cubs Manager, Joe Maddon

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    Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and 12-time All-Star outfielder, Dave Winfield

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    Distinguished American Stateman, Ambassador George Haley

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