Easterseals Bright Stars Presented by

M&T Bank Logo as of 2022 (Small)

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | Capital One Hall, Tyson’s Corner, VA | 7:00 PM

Funds raised from this family-friendly event benefit Easterseals DC MD VA, and enable Easterseals to continue to enrich lives and expand opportunities for all children and adults in our communities, including people with disabilities and military backgrounds. Your support allows hundreds of children and adults with disabilities, including active-duty military veterans, wounded warriors, and other deserving families to partake in this night of fantasy.

Easterseals DC MD VA is grateful to our Committee for helping organize and support this magical night!

Bright Stars Committee

CO-CHAIRS Cecilia Hodges, M&T Bank Craig Ruppert, Ruppert Companies 

FOUNDING CO-CHAIR David A. Ross, Atlantic Realty Companies


Brendan Bayer, M&T Bank

Bill Meissner, Ruppert Companies

Ziggy Chelec, Zalco Commercial LLC

Stephen Miller, SBM Marketing LLC

Amias Gerety, QED Investors

Julie Statland, Statland & Katz LTD
A Joseph W. McCartin Insurance Company


Billy Cahill, Cigna / Express Scripts

Josh Seiff, JPMorgan Chase

Nancie Lynch, The Richard E. & Nancy P.
Marriott Foundation

Kristen Vaughan, Accenture Federal Services

Kristin Saboe, Google

W. Glenn Yarborough, WGY & Associates

Do you want to become a Bright Stars VIP (Very Important Partner)?

A VIP is a top-tier member of the Bright Stars planning committee who has a significant role in ensuring the success of the event. VIPs are a select group of business and community leaders working together to raise funds and awareness for Easterseals and our mission of equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, families, and the community.

VIPs work with our event co-chairs, as well as other executives and community leaders, toward the goal of raising $340,000 for Easterseals DC MD VA.

Why Should You Become a VIP?

It feels good to give back! Share your good fortune, talent, and influence while helping people with disabilities, families, and the military community.

Get the VIP treatment. Enjoy the pre-show experience and VIP seating at the event. See your listing/logo on the Bright Stars website, signage, and more.

Give the gift of inclusion. Through generous sponsorships and contributions, tickets will be given free of charge to individuals and families, including military family members.

What will we ask of you?

Executive Committee — Give or Get $15,000

Host Committee — Give or Get $3,500

Make your own donation and secure additional donations from your business associates, vendors, friends, and family. Easterseals staff will provide guidance, appeal letters, pledge forms, and post-event thank you letters. You will receive the recognition you deserve for your efforts!

Your work as a VIP Committee Member will truly help Easterseals realize our vision of creating a hopeful, inclusive community where all people realize their potential and live meaningful lives. Thank you!

Ready to become a VIP? Please contact Christine Ash at (301) 920-9748 or email cash@eseal.org.