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Compass’s Gala to be held on January 26, 2024

STEVENSVILLE Compass is thrilled to announce its upcoming gala event, slated for Friday, January 26th from 5:30-10:30pm. This elegant evening aims to raise critical funds in support of hospice care, grief support services, and supportive care within our community, featuring an exclusive live auction offering remarkable items.

This black-tie optional event will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, which was chosen for its expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay and award-winning farm-to-table cuisine. The 2024 Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. and features cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a formal seated dinner, live auction, and more. After dinner, Sinatra Vocals will perform the Great American Songbook, and be sure to get the crowd on the dance floor!  

In addition to an evening filled with fine dining, live entertainment, and opportunities to contribute to the vital services provided by Compass, attendees will have the chance to participate in a thrilling live auction.

The live auction will showcase an array of exquisite items, including:

·         Trips to Pinehurst, NC and Las Vegas, NV

·         Wine Package

·         Local Restaurant Experiences

·         Hunting opportunities in Chestertown & Wye Mills

·         And more amazing items!

"This live auction is not just about these amazing items and experiences; it's about creating a lasting impact," stated Lexy Mollica, Website & Communications Specialist at Compass. "Every bid signifies a step towards improving the lives of individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses and loss within our community."

Funds raised during the live auction, along with the gala's proceedings, will go towards hospice care in the community, bolstering grief support programs, and expanding supportive care services to more individuals and families throughout Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties.

Join Compass on Friday, January 26th as we come together to bid generously and make a significant impact while enjoying an evening of philanthropy and compassion.

For sponsorship opportunities, ticket reservations, or further information, please visit or contact Shelly Baird at or 443-262-4106

Event Details:

What: Compass Gala 2024

When: Friday, January 26th, 5:30-10:30pm

Where: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club 500 Marina Club Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666

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All proceeds benefit hospice and supportive care, as well as our grief support services for our tri-county area. No one is turned away for inability to pay. In addition, grief support services are provided at no cost to any member of the community, regardless of hospice involvement.  For 39 years, our dedicated staff have continued to provide comprehensive, professional, and compassionate support to people living with a life limiting illness, and those learning to cope with the death of a loved one. They hope you will join them in supporting the Gala and helping Compass to continue their mission.



Since 1985, Compass has been allowing patients to spend their final months the way they choose, guiding loved ones after a life-limiting diagnosis, and showing individuals healthy ways to manage their grief. Today, the organization is a regional provider of hospice care, supportive care, and grief services in Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties. Whether serving their patients in private residences, skilled nursing facilities, or Compass’ residential center in Centreville, staff and volunteers are guided by their mission to ensure that individuals facing end of life can live out their days in a full and meaningful way.

Compass is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission. It is affiliated with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland. For more information about Compass, call 443-262-4100 or visit

Media Contact:

Lexy Mollica, Communications & Web Specialist

443-262-4100, ext. 177