September 11th, 2021

Stone Gables Estate

Elizabethtown, PA

Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will host this exclusive formal attire gala event featuring:

  • A cocktail hour and gourmet dining experience
  • Live music from the Central City Orchestra and dancing
  • Silent and live auctions
  • An exciting program celebrating the Brittany’s Hope mission

Most importantly, this event will help make possible true and lasting change in the lives of orphaned and at-risk children.


Gala Chairs

Dr. Rodney Brenneman
Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster

Mrs. Michele Brenneman

Long-time Brittany’s Hope advocate

2021 Gala Committee Members

Dr. David Calderone
Brenda Moran
Molly Stager
Lisa Stewart-Miller
Randy Wolgemuth
Mai-Lynn Sahd
Carrie McCullough

Special Thank You to Event Stylists Ambiance By Adair and EverAfter Florals.


Meredith Jorgensen
News 8’s Lancaster County reporter

Meredith has won several Associated Press awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2010.

She grew up in St. James, Long Island, N.Y. After graduating from Smithtown High School, she attended Ithaca College in upstate New York, where she majored in broadcast journalism.

She spent a semester in London and interned at NBC’S London bureau. Before joining News 8, Meredith worked for Blue Ridge Cable in Ephrata, anchoring “CNN Headline News Local Edition.” She’s a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Meredith makes her home in Lancaster, with her husband Chris and their dogs, Barlie and Molly. Throughout high school and college, she was an avid cross country runner, hurdler, and heptathlete.




    • 5:00 PM Registration & Silent Auction Open
    • 5:30 PM Cocktail Hour
    • 7:00 PM Opening Remarks & Dinner
    • Live Auction & Appeal
    • with Emcee Meredith Jorgensen
    • 8:00 PM Silent Auction Closed
    • 8:30 PM Celebration & Dancing with Live Music from
    • Central City Orchestra

Thank You To Our 2021 Presenting Sponsors


Covid-19 Safety Measures For This Event

We are looking forward to a night of celebration while raising funds for Brittany’s Hope. Here are a few things to know about our event. Health and safety are always paramount to Brittany’s Hope as we support our mission with in-person events. We hope to have a safe and effective evening – keeping our focus on the children through it all.

Our Gala has been capped at 224 attendees (the venue itself can host up to 650 attendees).


Our event venue, The Star Barn, gives us the ability to support social distancing, as well as providing the opportunity to be an open-air venue on both floors. For those who feel more comfortable social distancing outside, all the doors and windows will be left open for the evening. The opportunity will be available to enjoy cocktails outside or spend time outdoors until being seated at their guest table for dinner.


At this time, Lancaster County remains at a “High” transmission rate as defined by the CDC. Therefore, we will be following the CDC’s recommendation that all guests (both vaccinated & unvaccinated) should mask while indoors. Guests, staff, and volunteers should be wearing masks when not seated at their table. Masks will be available.

Ways To Support Brittany's Ball

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for this exclusive event are available at several different levels.

In-Kind Donations

From getaways to gift cards, in-kind donations help make our Silent and Live auctions meet the needs of our programs.

Purchase A Ticket

Tickets are not yet available for purchase. Table and Individual tickets will be available closer to the event.

2021 Sponsorship Packages

As a business sponsor, your commitment will be acknowledged and promoted at our event. Come celebrate with us and show others how your impact has touched the lives of children.

Mahogany Sponsor


• 2 Premier Tables at Gala (16 guests)

• Premier Recognition in All Print, Web & Media Coverage

• 6 Registrations to Brittany’s Hope 5K Race

• 4 VIP Tickets to Christmas at the Star Barn Village Event (December 4, 2021)

• Billboard with Logo on Rt. 283 for one month

• 4 Bottles of Champagne for Table

Oak Sponsor


• 1 Table at Gala (8 guests)

• Premier Recognition in All Print, Web & Media Coverage

• 4 Registrations to Brittany’s Hope 5K Race

• 2 VIP Tickets to Christmas at The Star Barn Village Event (December 4, 2021)

• 2 Bottles of Champagne for Table

Cedar Sponsor


• 4 Complimentary Tickets to Gala

• Recognition on Website, Social Media, and Press Release

• 2 Registrations to Brittany’s Hope 5K Race

Maple Sponsor


• 2 Complimentary Tickets to Gala

• Recognition on Social Media

• 2 Registrations to Christmas at The Star Barn Village Event (December 4, 2021)


Teak Sponsor


Thank You To Our 2021 Sponsors



B and D Builders   






Donate an Auction Item

Items valued over $1,000 will receive logo recognition.

Brittany’s Ball 2020 Photo Highlights