2019 Taste in Potomac Sponsors

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Meet the 2019 Taste in Potomac Sponsors

Taste in Potomac brings leaders in our community, advocates for children and friends who care together. Guests enjoy an evening of fabulous auctions and delicious food from Potomac area restaurants. Nearly 30 restaurants donate their fare for the enjoyment of our guests and to help Adoptions Together raise awareness and funding to find homes for children in foster care. All proceeds from this event support the work of Adoptions Together and FamilyWorks Together- to connect children living in foster care with loving, stable families and offer services to keep those families strong. Our team of sponsors are committed to this mission and work in the community to expand permanency opportunities for children across the region.

Presenting Sponsors

Collins Investment Group

The Collins Investment Group has a long history of supporting causes that strengthen our community. In addition to providing comprehensive financial investment services to clients throughout the region, the Collins Investment Group team is dedicated to partnering with Adoptions Together to ensure that all children living in foster care have the opportunity to find loving, permanent families. As a featured sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, we are proud to call Collins Investment Group part of the Adoptions Together family.

Diamond Sponsors

Marty & Leslie Janis

As long-time supporters of Adoptions Together’s mission, Marty & Leslie Janis understand the need for the community to play an active role in making change for families and children impacted by the foster care system. Whether it’s supporting the Heart Gallery or sponsoring an annual event, Marty & Leslie’s support has made it possible for our programming to thrive.

Platinum Sponsors

Grosvenor provides comprehensive property development and management solutions worldwide. As a dedicated community partner and platinum sponsor of this year’s Taste in Potomac, Grosvenor believes that every child should have a loving, permanent family.

John and Margo Devine

John and Margo Devine have dedicated their lives to supporting philanthropic ventures across the community. As adoptive parents, they understand the need for comprehensive family support over the course of a lifetime. Adoptions Together thanks the Devines for their Platinum Sponsorship of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, and their commitment to finding permanent, stable families for every child living in foster care throughout the region.

M&T Bank has a history of corporate responsibility. Working in partnership with non-profit organizations, M&T strives to make the communities in which they work stronger and more vibrant. As a platinum sponsor of this year’s Taste in Potomac, M&T Bank is helping us to ensure that all children living in foster care have access to the support services they need.

Market at River Falls

For years, Jim McWhorter and Yasmin Abadian have provided the finest gourmet food to the Potomac region, ensuring their customers experience unparalleled service and experience. But their dedication to the community doesn’t end there. Through creative philanthropic efforts like Community First Day, on which 20% of MRF’s profits are donated to charitable organizations like Adoptions Together, Jim and Yasmin have supported various non-profit efforts with their work. As a Platinum Sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, the Market at River Falls is dedicated to the belief that all children deserve a loving family.


Skanska is committed to being a responsible member of the community in which they work. Through their Community Investment Framework, they provide human capital and financial support to organizations making a positive impact on society. As a platinum sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, Skanska is committed to ensuring all children have access to healthy, loving families.

Susann Felton

Susann’s commitment to philanthropy runs deep- she volunteers her time as a founding member of the Friends of South County Senior Center, serves on the board of the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council and works with Adoptions Together’s development team to strengthen our fundraising core and further develop our legacy giving plan. One thing that has remained constant in Susann’s life is her commitment to children and passion for improving systems that provide assistance to families formed through adoption.

T Rowe Price

Whether they’re tutoring in schools, feeding the hungry, or serving on nonprofit boards, T. Rowe Price associates bring a generosity of spirit to everything they do. As a platinum sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, T. Rowe Price is committed to providing comprehensive support services to every child and family impacted by foster care.

Silver Sponsors


BB&T is dedicated to ensuring local communities remain steadfast and strong. Through financial support and the investment of human capital, BB&T assists non-profit organizations to create more resilient futures for everyone. As a Silver Sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, BB&T is dedicated to ensuring all children growing up in foster care have access to stable, loving families.

McLean School

The McLean School has been a long-time collaborator of Adoptions Together in hosting adoption-competent, family-focused events to build and nurture our community of support. From annual conferences to intimate support groups, Mclean knows how to provide what is right for families.

Peter & Stephanie Schissler

In addition to being adoptive parents, the Schisslers are long-time supporters of Adoptions Together. Their willingness to contribute resources to our programs ensure that children growing up in foster care have the comprehensive support they need to thrive. As Silver Sponsors of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, Stephanie and Peter are continuing their legacy of contributing to a brighter future for all families.

The Short Family

Susan & Q Short have always been inspired by all the services available at Adoptions Together. As long time supporters of our programs, the Shorts have made it possible for countless families to access the support they need to become and remain strong.

Goody Bag Sponsors

Choice brand hotels across the globe believes that the spirit of feeling welcome should be alive in the communities where its employees work and live. It’s not just a way of doing business; it’s how they make Room for Responsibility. Choice Hotels associates and the employees of its more than 7,000 franchised hotels around the world embody a commitment to giving back. As a Goody Bag Sponsor at the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, Choice Hotels International is committed to ensuring every child growing up in foster care has the resources they need to thrive in a loving family.

Shulman Rogers

Shulman Rogers is generously providing goody bags to all attendees of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac! As one of the region’s leading comprehensive law firms covering a variety of practice areas, Shulman Rogers is dedicated to providing support across the community wherever it’s needed.

Bronze Sponsors


AMR Commercial, LLC: As long time supporters of Adoptions Together’s mission to build and support families, AMR Commercial, LLC understands the need to ensure the strength of our community by supporting a diverse group of charitable causes.

Jennifer Fairfax

Jennifer Fairfax, LLC, Family Formation Law Officesprovides comprehensive adoption and assisted reproductive technology law services to clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Her extensive legal knowledge, history of assisting adoptive families and birth parents and dedication to the community as a whole is representative of her commitment to our mission.

Kelly Advisory

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group is one of the nation’s largest providers of benefits administration and technology, broker and consulting services, and payroll solutions.

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Susana Zhuo

Realtor Susana Zhuo serves buyers and sellers in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and beyond. As a long time collaborator and supporter of Adoptions Together, Susana is passionate about ensuring children living in foster care have all of the resources they need to thrive as they grow older.


For 100 years, the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association has served the nation’s capital region by advocating on behalf of franchised auto dealers, their employees, and their customers. As a bronze sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, WANADA is committed to strengthening the community beginning with strong families for every child.

Woodbridge Public Auto Auction

Since 1993 Woodbridge Public Auto Auction has offered a huge inventory of every name brand, make and model of car to its consumers. Dedicated to ensuring our community remains stable and strong, WPAA donates human and capital resources to diverse charitable organizations across the region. As a Bronze Sponsor of the 12th Annual Taste in Potomac, the Woodbridge Public Auto Auction believes every child living in foster care deserves a loving, permanent family.

Featured Restaurants

Market Falls
Not Your Average Joes
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Potomac Grocer
Mama Lucia
Lock 72
Potomac Pizza
Red Bandana Bakery
Sals Italian Kitchen
Odonells Market
Five Guys
Le Pain Quotidien
Vie De France
Java Works
WildWood Kitchen