Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Chair: Bill Hard
Topgolf Germantown
20101 Century Blvd., Germantown, MD
Two weeks left to register! Deadline: Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 2:00 pm!

Join CaringMatters and Event Chair, Bill Hard, for the first annual Golfing for Good, a special FUN-raising and fundraising event at Topgolf in Germantown, Maryland, Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This new event is a family-friendly, open-air activity for both golfers and non-golfers and will help raise critical funds to support CaringMatters' programs to ensure that no one dies or grieves alone.
Even if you’re not up for golfing, there will also be an open-air patio, delicious appetizers, beverages, cash bar, and game room with foosball, pool tables, corn hole and more!
Join the Fun!
  • Golf Bay: $400 (up to six golfers)
  • Individual Golfer $95
  • Spectator Guests $75
  • Children 8 & under are free​
Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Event Sponsor $2,500
  • Food Sponsor $1,500
  • Roving Golf Pro Sponsor $1,000
  • Beat the Pro Sponsor $1,000
  • Golf Bay Sponsor $750
*Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Event Sponsors
Bill Hard
The Sotak Family

Food Sponsor
Vincent & Linda Crivella
Roving Golf Pro Sponsors
"Beat the Pro" Sponsor

Bay Sponsors
Vivian & Raymond Bass
The Chase's & The Vincent's
Skip Davison & Pam Bieda
Matt & Alicia Hard (3)
MC Hoops

*as of 3/7/22
Volunteer Training (in-person)
April 5, 6, 7, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day
CaringMatters, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD

You can make a difference! Register now! CaringMatters' trained volunteers serve children, adults, and families in Montgomery County facing serious illness, caregiving challenges and grief. Requests for our services are increasing. As a CaringMatters volunteer, you can help meet community needs for compassionate support.

Priority: Recruitment of new volunteers for in-person work with Good Grief Clubs, Volunteer Helping Hands and virtual Adult Bereavement Support Group Facilitators.

CaringMatters follows all public health guidance. Specific information will be provided to participants ahead of the training in accordance with current conditions.
Information and registration,
contact Penny Gladhill
Camp Erin (in-person)
Friday, May 13, after school, through
Sunday, May 15, 2022
This free, weekend overnight camp for grieving children and teens combines traditional camp activities with grief education and emotional support.

This year's Camp Erin is being planned as an in-person experience with campers and volunteers staying overnight through the weekend. CaringMatters follows all public health guidance. Specific information will be provided to participants ahead of camp in accordance with current conditions.
Information and registration, contact Eva Cowen,, 301-869-4673
Thank you to our Camp Erin sponsors!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Windridge Vineyards
15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD
Join us for the return of an event we all love and enjoy in-person, Raise Your Glass, at a new location! The Windridge Vineyards is open-air venue - the perfect setting to connect with CaringMatters' community and support a great cause! The event will feature delicious wines and hors d'oeuvres and an exciting raffle in a picturesque setting.

Individual tickets:
$85 per person (before May 3rd)
$95 (after May 3rd)
Each attendee will receive two raffle tickets
*Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Premier Sponsors

Reserve Sponsor
Bill Hard
News & Notable
CaringMatters Selected as
Childhood Bereavement Changemaker
CaringMatters is proud to be selected as one of 30 grief-centered organizations selected by Judi’s House/JAG Institute to participate in the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker program through a prestigious and competitive national selection process. The program is funded by New York Life Foundation to build capacity for data collection and program evaluation through a series of trainings, workshops, and collaborative learning sessions.

Over the course of a year, CaringMatters, as a member of Changemakers, will receive guidance and practical recommendations to address data and evaluation needs big and small that can inform strategic planning, support funding opportunities, and enhance the overall impact CaringMatters has on children in our community who experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.
CaringMatters' CEO Receives Women Making History Award
We are proud to announce that The Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery Women named Allison Kramer Stearns, CaringMatters' CEO, as one of the recipients of the 2022 Women Making History Award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding women in Montgomery County making significant contributions in their vocation and in our community.

“Allison is so masterful at forging partnerships, connecting with people and bringing out the best in them,” said Audrey Rothstein, CaringMatters' Board Chair. “As a community member, I see her leadership over the past eight years as a true gift. As the Board Chair, I deeply value her partnership and continue to be inspired by her insightful perspectives and unwavering commitment to this critical work.”

“Allison came to our organization when it was Hospice Caring, and over eight years, transformed it into CaringMatters – an organization that lives up to its name, fit and ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century and the pandemic,” said Penny Gladhill, current Director of Volunteer Helping Hands and founder of Hospice Caring.

On behalf of the entire CaringMatters community, "Congratulations, Allison!"
New Photography Book to Support CaringMatters
CaringMatters is excited to partner with Nancy A. Scherl Fine Art to promote a new book, Dining Alone in the Company of Solitude, published by Daylight Books and slated for a May 1st release. Ms. Scherl is generously donating 50% of the proceeds for books purchased through her website to CaringMatters. Ms. Scherl was drawn to support CaringMatters because so much of our work revolves around support for seniors to alleviate social isolation during times of illness, caregiving and grief.

Upcoming Events
Charter Sponsors
Thank you to our Charter Sponsors!
518 S. Frederick Avenue,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-869-HOPE (4673)