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SOAK IT UP!

2024

On June 04, 2024, we hosted our second Annual Soak it Up! Fundraising event to support our mission of empowering communities and diverse workforces to respect and restore our natural systems for future generations.

We were joined by dignitaries Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Senator Guy Guzzone, and Howard County Council Members Deb Jung and David Yungmann. Special thanks to Senator Katie Fry Hester who could not make it out but who worked in session on our behalf! 

Speakers: 
  • Calvin Ball III, Howard County Government Executive
     
  • Marie Mbullu, former READY participant, and founder of  KUTOA NI UPENDO, a non-profit that supports grassroots organizations in Africa
     
  • Jaimie Fraser, Board Member of Howard EcoWorks, Vice President of Development at H&H Rock Companies
  • Lori Lilly, Founder and Director of Howard EcoWorks
Location: Main Street Ballroom in Ellicott City
Live music by The Wafflers 
Catering by Simply Fresh
Beverages by Wine Bin
Alongside special guest speakers, we were delighted to have many of our sponsors, alumni, and community members join us in support.

We dedicated significant effort to celebrating EcoWorks' achievements and showcasing our values. Informational boards detailed our future projects, while slideshows and centerpieces highlighted our past accomplishments. Our goal was to bring EcoWorks to life for our community, celebrating our past, present, and future.