October 14, 2019
2019 Raise the Region Gala Results
Dear Community Foundation Friends and Supporters,

It was pure joy celebrating home and place with you at the Community Foundation’s 2019 Raise the Region Gala on Friday, October 4th. Thank you for coming, for supporting our work, and for helping us honor Major General Carl McNair (RET) with the 2019 Community Leadership Award.

The event raised $570,000, which beat our expectations. It was a terrific outcome made possible by the dedication and hard work of the Community Foundation’s Board, staff, our amazing event honoree Carl, an army of caring volunteers and auction donors, a tireless Gala Committee, Gala Chair Ki Ho Kang, and the generosity of our many wonderful sponsors and supporters listed here.
Local philanthropy is growing, and that is important, as local needs are growing as well. But we are up for the challenge. Northern Virginia is strong and resilient, and so the Community Foundation is choosing to play a long game, growing permanent community endowments to benefit critical local needs, expanding our civic leadership role across the region, and helping to build a community that works for everyone.

None of this is remotely possible without your heartfelt generosity and authentic interest in our work.

Something shifted when we decided to care for one another. And that decision has made all the difference.

Here are the links to the event photos: Event Photos & Step and Repeat. Enjoy, and see you next year!

Eileen Ellsworth
President and CEO, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Thank you to our 2019 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

Challenge Sponsor:
Phil and Susan Nolan

Vanguard Sponsor:
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Salute our Veterans:
Anonymous Donor in honor of the Community Foundation's Military Personnel & Their Families Fund

Visionary Sponsors:
John & Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Auction Sponsor:

Wine Sponsor:
Mike and Teresa Wheeler

Community Wealth Building Sponsor:

Innovator Sponsors:
Booz Allen

Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Loren and Birgit Hershey
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Centerpiece Sponsor:

Dessert Sponsor:
Colonel Retired Karen Dahlgren Lloyd

Print Sponsor:

Program Sponsor:

Registration Sponsor:
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Video Sponsor:
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Window Sponsor:
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Creator Sponsors:
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Cordia Partners
Dominion Energy Services
George Mason University School of Business and College of Science
Holland & Knight
Lynn and Jon Horowitch
Ted and Karyn Hume
Ken and Marci Huntsman
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
McCandlish Lillard
McNair Family
Monument Wealth Management
NOVA Parks
Phil and Marge Odeen
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
James Quigley and Rachael Stott
Renner & Company
Alan Salisbury and the Code of Support Foundation
TD Bank
The Compass Group
United Bank
Washington Gas
Lisa and John Wolff, Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Advisors
Yates Campbell & Hoeg, LLP

Collaborator Sponsors:
Lou Brown
Brown Advisory
Nancy Eberhardt and Rebecca Parker
Kaiser Permanente
Velsor Properties, LLC
The Blackthorn Foundation
Bill and Tessie Wilson

Media Partners:
Arlington Magazine
Connection Newspapers
Loudoun Times
Prince William Living
Washington Business Journal
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