Join us as a Sponsor!


  • Platinum Sponsor ($5,000): Full page ad in our brochure, web site recognition, banquet recognition, 12 dance tickets, 24 drink tickets and a reserved table.
  • Gold Sponsor ($2,500): Full page ad in our brochure, web site recognition, banquet recognition, 8 dance tickets, 16 drink tickets and a reserved table.
  • Silver Sponsor ($1,000): 1/2 page ad in our brochure, web site recognition, 4 dance tickets, 4 drink tickets and a shared reserved table.
  • Bronze Sponsor ($500): 1/2 page ad in our brochure, web site recognition, 2 dance tickets.

Please submit LOGOS & ADs  via email to kate.nardone@apollogx.com by Oct 15.

OR get a Dance Ticket - $75 per person!

Can't Join us that evening? We welcome  donations! See the registration form for details.


Disclosures: In Honor of Her allocated all collected funds annually from our fundraising efforts. Up to 20% of funds are resourced from our legacy endowment. 10% of funds are retained for our annual marketing efforts, and the remainder of the funds are distributed to local shelters, public awareness programs, and specific grant request. In Honor of Her is a 501(c)3 entity under tax id 27-0185239.


The Manor at Silo Falls 
19501 Georgia Avenue
Brookeville, MD 20833


October 28, 2022, 7:30-11:00pm


Kate Nardone, Whimsy & Wonder Event Chair 
In Honor of Her 

Whimsy & Wonder

— A Halloween Charity Dance —

In Honor of Her's charity themed dance “Whimsy & Wonder” is approaching and we need your help to make it our most successful one yet!

We will gather again on Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 PM, to have a Halloween Party (Yes! Marijke loved Halloween!) at Silo Falls in Brookeville MD to celebrate all who continue to inspire the message of care, of concern, of forgiveness.

Become a Sponsor or Get Your Ticket Today! 

— A Note from Tommy & Michelle Tavenner –

Dear Friend,

As always, we at In Honor of Her are in complete gratitude for all of your giving. We have accomplished much over the years since we first lost our dear Marijke. We have attempted to turn the horror of her loss into something good. The simple reason WHY is this – It Is What Marijke would have us do. She lived in kindness, gentleness and love. Moreso, she lived with purpose and focus. This, we believe, is her legacy and certainly what she would desire for those of us that continue to live in this world while she has gone on. Life has many disappointments and frustrations – our organization has chosen to move past this vexation, this defeat. Like you, we cannot clearly see the mystery in all that has happened – life is always like that, yes, a mysterious place of more questions than answers. Yet, a life filled with so many joys, so many moments of glee that touch us in most magical ways. This is what our family calls ‘Marijke Moments’, moments in time where we see her persuasive presence still alive “magically and mysteriously” calling us to help those still in the thralls of Domestic Violence and its insidious negativity. Her answer would simply be “Find Love Regardless”.

So….. this year we again ask for your support – as a giver, as a volunteer, as an acolyte of change. Excitedly, we would like to share that our beneficiary target is changing – we will now share the In Honor of Her funds through a scholarship process that we are implementing. Marijke, as many of you know, was an amazing teacher with a remarkable reputation. Our shift will be from the general funds of our various shelter-beneficiaries to the victims of those who are left behind with little to no tuition support. Think about this – just this year in Maryland, we are aware of four different families where children have lost one or both of their parents to death or incarceration. This leaves those children with no obvious source of higher education funding. Again, what would Marijke say about this? We believe she would say, “Get Working!!! These children need us and whatever resources we can share”. This financial shift is important to all of us. We now “get to” target a very specific goal rather than simply giving to a general fund.

Won’t you join our efforts?! Please read the many opportunities we are presenting and let us know where or what might move you to participate in this annual fund-raising effort. We certainly look forward to having you on our team as we move ahead “Mysteriously and Magically”.

With all our love,

Tommy & Michelle Tavenner

 For all of us at In Honor of Her

IN HONOR OF HER  •  inhonorofher.org

Brooke Tavenner, President, Michelle Tavenner, Vice-President, Debby Sherwood, Director of Finance, Tommy Tavenner, Secretary, Board Members: Aislinn Fones and Natalie Bumgardner And, of course, our VSP Marijke

Legacy Supporters
The Pettit Family Foundation, Sherwood and Associates, Pogo Tree Experts, Tavenner Financial, The Morris & Crawford-Honigsberg Family, The Silo Falls Family & Friends (Paul and Angela Saiz)