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Thank You

As Anthony D'Angelo once said, "Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community."

Jim and Ellen Dyke, 2018 Community Leadership Award Recipients

More than 650 of us came together at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala to mark the Community Foundation's 40th anniversary and to recognize the outstanding community leadership and home grown philanthropy of Ellen and Jim Dyke.  It was a pure celebration of home and place that nurtures the truly creative spirit of giving in our region. 

Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, Delegate Mark Keam, and many other elected officials and dignitaries joined us. In recognition of the Community Foundation's 40 years of impact, the event also paid tribute to those who went before us and on whose shoulders we stand - former Community Foundation board and staff members, prior gala honorees, donors, and volunteers. 

The event was a huge financial success that raised $636,000 to help further the Community Foundation's mission of growing philanthropy to help respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region. This fantastic outcome was made possible through the dedication and hard work of people like our Gala Co-Chairs Todd Stottlemyer, Bill Kilberg, and Bobbie Kilberg, our entire Gala Committee, the Community Foundation's Board of Directors, all Community Foundation staff and event experts like Tara Nadel, Jenny Martin, Linda Odorisio, Matt Quinn, Kelly Blanks, Allison Cook, Megan Niewold, Sari Raskin, Jennifer Cochran, Cindy DiMarco, Jill Bach, and so many other kind and caring volunteers.

And of course, each and every one of you helped made this success possible. There is no Community Foundation without you. Thank you for caring, for participating in the spirit of our community, and for supporting our work.

Something very special is happening in Northern Virginia.  We love this place and want to see it continue to grow and thrive. We feel a deep personal desire to play a meaningful role in the continuous re-creation, re-imagination and reengagement of our community.  We are literally building the future of our region, together. 

See you next year!

Eileen Ellsworth

President and CEO, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Event Photos and Videos

Event Chairs

Todd Stottlemyer and Bill & Bobbie Kilberg, Gala Co-Chairs

Honorary Chairs

Former Vice President Walter Mondale
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder
U.S. Senator Mark Warner
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell
Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox
D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson
Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova
Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall
The Honorable Karl A. Racine

Thank you to our 2018 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

Challenge Sponsor
John and Virginia Chapel

Raffle Sponsor
Washington Gas

Vanguard Sponsor
Inova Health System

Visionary Sponsor
Anonymous Donor in honor of the Military Personnel & Their Families Fund
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Innovator Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Dovel Technologies
Knight Point Systems LLC
Phil and Susan Nolan
Phil and Marge Odeen

Centerpiece Sponsor
Micron Technology, Inc.

Dessert Sponsor
TD Bank, N.A.

Program Sponsor
Bronfman Rothschild LP and John Wolff

Video Sponsor

Window Sponsor
Human Capital Advisors and Cathy Lange

Commemoration Sponsor
Hilton Worldwide

Wine Sponsors
Mike and Teresa Wheeler

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Creator Sponsors
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
Access National Bank
Andersen Tax
Jeff Chandler and Donna Morea
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Cordia Partners
CPS Professional Services, LLP
Kevin and Jenny DeSanto
Eileen Ellsworth & Bob Weil
George Mason University School of Business and the College of Science
Holland & Knight
Thomas and Karyn Hume
Ken and Marci Huntsman
Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
J.R.’s Goodtimes, Inc.  
Junior League of Northern Virginia

Kaiser Permanente
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
McGuireWoods (x2)
NVCC Education Foundation
NOVA Parks
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
Qatalyst Partners
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Renner & Company CPA, PC
SageTrust Law Group, PLLC
Skyhaq Agency
Spear, Inc.
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney
The Agnew Group at Merrill Lynch
United Bank
University of the District of Columbia Foundation
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP
David and Carol Young

Collaborator Sponsors
Anthem Foundation
Capital One
Dominion Virginia Energy
Bobbie and Bill Kilberg
Tanya and Hudson La Force
MicroAutomation, Inc.
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
The Blackthorn Foundation
The Compass Group
Union Bank and Trust

Additional Contributors

Jim and Ellen Dyke
William Hazel
Robert and Brenda Hinkle
Northrup Gumman
Ross Weiner and Karen Alexander

Incubator Sponsors
Katherine and David Bradley
Artis G. Hampshire-Cowan
Commonwealth Consultants Foundation
Guernsey, Inc.
John Guttmann
Anne and Til Hazel
Beth and Larry Horowitz, Velsor Properties, LLC
Peter, Jane, and Kaj Horowitz, Velsor Properties, LLC
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Interstate Van Lines
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
William and Judith Wilson

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