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Mr. Pratt Presents...Virtual

In a normal year, Mr. Pratt Presents, the Library’s annual gala, welcomes guests for an elegant, seated dinner and raises more than $400,000 to support our free programs and services. This past year has been anything but normal. So this year, we’re celebrating from home!

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On April 10, we will welcome library customers, dignitaries, celebrities, and more to tell the story of why the Pratt Library truly matters in Baltimore. Will you join us?

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Help Keep it Free

This format allows us to welcome everyone to the gala! We ask that you consider making a gift alongside your free registration to support your library at a time when it’s most needed.

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Thank You

We are deeply grateful to our chair, committee, and sponsors for supporting this unique event and allowing us to celebrate with all of Baltimore — for free!

Event Committee

Event Chair: Kate Powell

Committee: Sandy Berman, Jamar Brown, Nancy Dorman, Chris Espenshade, Mychelle Farmer, Nancy Hackerman, Bob Hillman, Pat Lasher, Sayra Meyerhoff, Bob Nye, Mary Ann Scully

Novelist Sponsors

  • Rheda Becker and Robert Meyerhoff
  • Mary and Jim Miller
PNC Bank

Poet Level Sponsors

  • The Baum Family Foundation
  • Jocelyn and Steven Boothe
  • Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff
  • Mychelle Farmer and James DeGraffenreidt
  • Claire and Allan Jensen
  • Whitney and Bob Nye
  • Vernon Reid
logos for DLA Piper, Howard Bank, and Rosenberg Martin Greenberg

Historian Level Sponsors

  • Board members of the Enoch Pratt Free Library:
    • Sandy Berman, Sarah Brandt, Jamar Brown, Mark Caplan, Ted Delaplaine, Kate Powell, Beulah Sabundayo, Kurt Schmoke
  • Chris and Peter Espenshade
  • Jacob Hodes and Annie Grossberg
  • Lisa and Mark Kaufman
  • Patricia Lasher and Richard Jacobs
  • John Meyerhoff and Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff
  • Kate and David Powell
logos for Kramon & Graham and Sandy Hillman Communications