Friday, October 2, 2020

Virtual Event featuring online Auction
Hosted by Leon Harris, NBC4 News Anchor

Though the 2020 Raise the Region livestream is complete, you may watch the entire event in the video above. As so many shared, the Community Foundation supports the very fabric of the Northern Virginia Community. It touches people in many different walks of life and is uniquely positioned to connect philanthropic dollars where resources are needed most.

Key Video Time Stamps:

0:00 – Sponsor and Auction slides before start of program
14:49 – Leon Harris begins the program
18:37 – COVID-19 Response Fund
37:08 – Grantmaking Impact
45:44 – Community Foundation Permanent Fund and Donor Advised Funds
55:00 – Introduction to New Initiative – Insight Region, Center for Community Research
57:40 – Final Thoughts from Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO

Event Sponsors

Support from the following made the entire event possible.

Signature Sponsor

Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

Challenge Sponsor

Nolan Family Charitable Fund

Matching Gift Sponsor

K. Paul Singh

Community Leadership Sponsor

John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Auction Sponsor


Military Personnel & Their Families Sponsor


Community Wealth Building Sponsor

Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Harry Klaff

Photo Engagement Sponsor


Chatbox Sponsor


Keep the Kids Busy Sponsor

Micron Technology, Inc.

Video Producer

CoCreate Studios

Print Sponsor

The Falcon Lab

Media Partner


Community Impact Sponsors

Cindy K. Andreotti, The Andreotti Group, LLC
Business Women's Giving Circle
CALIBRE / Richard Pineda
Capitol Financial Consultants / Josh Stillman
Cordia Partners
School of Business, George Mason University
Anita Gupta, KiwiTech
Holland & Knight
Ted and Karyn Hume
Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
Karen and O'Kelly McWilliams
Monument Wealth Management
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. / Catherine F. Schott Murray
Rezon8 Angels Group
SBSB Financial Advisors
The Blackthorn Foundation
Helaine Weissman and Mike Benoudiz

Community Giving Sponsor

BELL Flight
Lou Brown
Brown Advisory
Dovel Technologies
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Interstate Family of Companies
Wendy Marquez, Wize Solutions, LLC
Melinda Merk, McCandlish Lillard, PC
Mission Focused Consulting
Velsor Properties, LLC
Yates, Campbell & Hoeg

Community Wellness Sponsor

Brighton Jones
Human Capital Strategic Consultants
Navy Federal Credit Union
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Ann Summerson, CFP with The Wise Investor Group
Bill and Tessie Wilson
Jill and Marc Wishkoff

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