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Friday, October 4, 2019

Join 600 business, philanthropic, and community leaders to celebrate the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and to raise funds to build a better community for everyone.

View a Sneak Peek of the 2019 Raise the Region Gala Auction!

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2019 Community Leadership Award Presentation Honoring Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. (RET)

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:30 – 10:00 pm
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive | McLean, VA 22102

Gala Chair:
Ki Ho Kang, CEO of KIHOMAC, Inc.

Matt Quinn, Quinn's Auction Galleries

Cocktail Reception | Silent and Live Auctions | Elegant Seated Dinner

Black Tie Attire

Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships

The Community Foundation’s annual Gala has been described as a “homecoming” – an elegant, uplifting event that brings together business, community and philanthropic leaders to celebrate the Community Foundation and raise critical funds to support its work in the region.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia helps grow local philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region. Comprised of donor advised funds, permanent funds, giving circles, and other charitable endowments, the Community Foundation connects donors to community and promotes a more equitable and inclusive prosperity that marries our economic strength with the full breadth of our diverse community.

In 2018 the Community Foundation awarded more than $7.1 million in grants and scholarships and now reports $71 million in managed philanthropic assets.

View photos from the 2018 event here.

For more information, please contact Tara Nadel, Vice President of Marketing and Events at 703-879-7637 or

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

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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
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:
The Blackthorn Foundation
Lou Brown
Brown Advisory
Nancy Eberhardt and Rebecca Parker
Kaiser Permanente
Bill and Tessie Wilson

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