The Montgomery County Executive’s Ball came into being when Sid Kramer became Montgomery County Executive in 1986. Sid’s wife, Betty Mae Kramer, instituted the event as a way to raise funds and visibility for organizations working to support the arts and humanities in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Photo: Clark W. Day Photo-Graphics
The Ball was instrumental in putting these organizations on the map for the first time in the County’s history, and has taken place annually in December ever since. Today, it is the one of the most eagerly-awaited social, political, and philanthropic events of the year in Montgomery County, and a significant resource for the County’s arts and humanities programs that add so much value to our lives.
For the last several years, Montgomery County’s First Lady, Catherine Leggett, one of Bethesda Magazine’s 2010 Women We Admire, has led the organization of the Ball. Tamara Darvish of DARCARS Automotive Group, and co-chair of the 2012 Ball, will once again team up Mrs. Leggett to co-chair the 2013 Executive’s Ball, “Party Arty,” to raise funds to advance arts education in the County.
Photo: Tony Powell
With this dynamic duo again at the helm, this year’s Ball will surely be a Party to remember! Be sure to mark Sunday, November 24 on your calendar!