Memorial Walk

We’re going Virtual!

Celebrate the 11th Annual John K. Gutierrez Memorial Walk with us virtually on:

Saturday, October 24th @ 11am

The John K. Gutierrez Memorial walk is an annual event held to commemorate the legacy of John Gutierrez.  Friends, family, and community members gather once a year for a walk through Druid Hill Park in remembrance of John and to help raise funds for the Gutierrez Memorial Fund.  The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is dedicated to supporting the arts and community in Maryland.  As a 100% volunteer organization all proceeds advance our mission and support our selected Legacy Project.

WHILE AN IN-PERSON EVENT WILL NOT BE HELD THIS YEAR, WE STILL WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU!

JOIN US ON YOUR FAVORITE WALK, IN YOUR FAVORITE GMF SHIRT AS WE WALK “TOGETHER” IN SPIRIT.

The GMF board will be taking a socially distanced walk through our beloved Druid Hill Park and we will connect with you live on Facebook. We hope you will join us at the same time on your favorite walk, hike or run, wherever it may be, and share pics on social media. Use the hash tags: #GMFWalk2020, #Walkinginspirit, & #rememberingjohn.

We will certainly miss all of you this year – but we just can’t cancel! It’s as important to us as ever that we continue to support the arts, honor our traditions and remember John. So, let’s walk The Walk “together” in spirit and celebrate life as John would want us to do.

GMF is committed to supporting the arts in our community. If you are able, please consider making a donation to our virtual Walk so we may continue this important work. Any amount is appreciated and 100% tax deductible.

Need more incentive? We’ve got Raffles!! As a thank you for your generosity and something fun to do on the 24th, we’ve put together some exciting raffles!

Anyone who donates $50 or more will be automatically entered. The winners will be picked live on Facebook at the Maryland Zoo, the Rawlings Conservatory and back at Clipper Mill. We’re hoping to have a few special guests join us as well!

Catch us Live on Facebook on October 24th at:

11:00 am  @ Clipper Mill for the Event Kick-off

11:45 am  @ The Maryland Zoo, with special guest and new President, Kirby Fowler

12:15 pm  @ The Rawlings Conservatory

1:30 pm    @ The John K. Gutierrez Memorial Fireplace

Our three raffle categories are listed below. And we’ve named them in honor of our favorite spots. Click on the category for more details and to see what you might win!

Zoo KeepersIndividuals who donate $50 or more

Green ThumbsIndividuals who donate $100 or more

Fire TendersIndividuals and Sponsors who donate $500 or more

Get Inspired!! Take a walk down memory lane with us and check out this beautiful video by Andrew Alfonsi from our 10th Anniversary Walk! It truly captures the spirit of our event, the festivities, the creativity and the incredible community we have supporting GMF. Watch the 10th Anniversary video here.  You might even see yourself in the crowd!


SPECIAL THANKS to our current 2020 Sponsors!

BCT Architects

Carroll Engineering

Corporate Coverage

Cross Street Partners

E&S Construction Engineers

Gutierrez Studios

Marshall Craft Associates

Martin Architectural Group

Millrace Condominium

Riggleman Electric & Construction

RD Jones & Associates

Skarda and Associates

Straughan Environmental

Thornhill Properties

Tower Hill Development

ValStone Partners

WPM Real Estate Management

Xibitz

Younts Design