Many of Mt. Airy’s most influential residents turn out for WMAN fundraiser

This year’s West Mt. Airy Neighbors spring fundraiser was held at my boss’ house. The cocktail reception for Saturday night’s Eat Your Heart Out event was at William Marrazzo’s house in West Mt. Airy. Marrazzo is the President of WHYY. My first instruction to photographer Bas Slabbers was “don’t knock over a vase.”

Above are photos from Saturday’s event, which raised money for the Mt. Airy residents’ association. This was the sixth year the event was held. Each year, the cocktail reception is held at a different Mt. Airy home. In 2010 David L. Cohen opened up his home for the event.

It was a bittersweet event for WMAN Executive Director Liz Macorreta who recently announced that she’s stepping down on April 15. We wish Liz good luck on any future endeavors and a sincere thanks for her leadership of WMAN.

WMAN, founded in 1959, is a residents organization that represents the neighborhood’s interest on various quality of life issues. It also co-sponsors the annual Mt. Airy Day with East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN). Mt. Airy Day will be held this year on Saturday, May 7 on the grounds of Cliveden of the National Trust at 6400 Germantown Ave.

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Editor’s note: As you will see some of the people in the photos we don’t have names for. It was a fast moving event and we did our best to get the names we could. Feel free to send me an email – – if you can help me fill in the names. I put numbers on the photos to make them easy to identify.



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