Cal Ripken and Kevin Spacey Join Forces For Fundraiser

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Two stars associated with Baltimore will co-host later this month a fancy fundraiser for the benefit of each of their private foundations: the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Kevin Spacey Foundation.

The sold-out gala, scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 7 p.m., will be held at The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., but the event committee includes notable Baltimoreans like Calvin Butler of Baltimore Gas and Electric and Todd Ruppert, formerly of T. Rowe Price. Under Armour is a sponsor.

According to the New York Times, the Kevin Spacey Foundation, which helps at-risk children through theater and film, and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which helps at-risk youth through sports, will share the money raised from the event. Each hopes to expand its reach.

Steve Salem, executive director of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, told the New York Times, “It’s very competitive to raise money, so how do you separate yourself from some of the other organizations? Who can say, come have dinner with Cal and Kevin Spacey?”

Tickets to the gala range from $2,500 to $100.  For more information, check the event PDF, here.


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