September 13, 2019

Dear Friend,

You don’t often get to be a part of something that can affect the lives of thousands of people.  That is why we are honored and excited to lead the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation’s 2020 Denim & Diamonds Spring Bash Auction.  The bash benefits the expansion of mental health and addiction care services at Anne Arundel Medical Center to meet the growing need in our region.  The 2020 Denim & Diamonds Spring Bash will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2020, on AAMC’s south campus.  Please join us for a night of fun, food and dancing under the stars. The bash will feature fabulous cuisine, gourmet food trucks, great bands, unique auction items, and a “come as you like” theme.

Thanks to the high quality of the items donated in 2019, we raised more than any other auction in AAMC’s history!   Your contribution was one of our most popular items and greatly contributed to that success.   Achieving the same level of success at this year’s Bash is dependent on strong community and corporate support, and again we need your help.

We have two different ways for auction donors to support the event this year.  Our 2020 silent auction will focus on a smaller number of high-quality items in order to give event attendees a more targeted experience.  A key component to Denim & Diamonds, the silent auction is a main attraction for the evening and something that our 1,500 guests look forward year after year.  We will also feature three prize wheels again this year, giving guests the opportunity to purchase a spin of the wheel as a donation to AAMC and win a gift card to a local business.  The spins quickly sold out last year, so we plan to expand that opportunity for our guests this year.  We will be providing prominent signage for all prize wheel donors so that the attendees can see who has generously supported one of the most fun elements of the event.  We respectfully ask you to support the Denim & Diamonds Bash by donating an auction item or gift card. 

We ask that you please go online to make your donation by filling out the Auction Item Commitment Form at www.aamcdenimanddiamonds.org/auctionform.  This form will ensure that you receive proper recognition and tax documentation for your charitable contribution.  If you prefer to use a printable form, we are happy to send you one; please email Elizabeth Foley on the AAMC Foundation staff at efoley@aahs.org, and she will provide you with a copy.

Your gift will touch the lives of patients from across the region who deserve the best available care.  We look forward to working with you and are here to answer all your questions (you can email us at aamcddauction@gmail.com).  We thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Claudia Boldyga
Denim & Diamonds Founding Chair and Auction Co-Chair

Tina Kelly
Denim & Diamonds Auction Co-Chair

Cassidy Papadopoulos
Denim & Diamonds Auction Vice-Chair