An Evening With Diane Rehm, presented by the League for People with Disabilities, brought about 750 people to the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. The National Public Radio host chatted with guests at a reception. After the meal, Rehm told the gathering how she dealt with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition affecting her speech, which was diagnosed in 1998.
Included in the evening's audience: Beth Dana, Eddie Dunn and Mary Ellen Pease, event committee members; Janice Frey-Angel, CEO of the League for People with Disabilities; Suzanne Levin-Silverman Lapides, league board president; Missy Berg, past president; Andrew D. Levy, Marilyn Nicholas, Susan Palmer, Ruth Silverstone and Barbara Hettleman, league board members; Bev Myers, retired camp director; Maureen Flynn, real estate agent with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn; Bob Oster, director at DB Alex Brown; Tom Koch, president of Curtis Engine; Barbara Tunstall, director of League Industries; Deborah Weiner, Fox45 and WB54 news anchor; Barry Gogel, attorney with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver PC; and Mark Weil, president of Weil Electric Co. Inc.
The event garnered about $20,000 for league programs to improve the quality of life of people with physical and developmental disabilities.