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Friday, October 5, 2018

Join 600 business, philanthropic, and community leaders to celebrate the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 40th Anniversary.

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2018 Community Leadership Award Presentation Honoring Jim and Ellen Dyke

Friday, October 5, 2018
6:30 – 10:00 pm
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive | McLean, VA 22102

Cocktail Reception | Silent and Live Auctions | Elegant Seated Dinner

Black Tie Attire

Event Chairs:

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

Honorary Chairs:

Former Vice President Walter Mondale
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

The Community Foundation’s annual black-tie gala welcomes more than 600 community business, philanthropic and community leaders to celebrate our region’s growth and diversity and to raise critical funds to support its work in the community.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder that has directed millions of charitable dollars to people in need since 1978.  Its mission is to grow philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.  It is committed to building a community that works for everyone.

View photos from the 2017 event here.

Event Details and Online Sponsorship and Tickets Available Here

Please consider donating a unique package or experience to the Raise the Region silent or live auction.


Thank you to our 2018 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Join 600 business, philanthropic, and community leaders to celebrate our region’s diversity, growth, and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s growing capacity to support our neediest neighbors and seed innovative solutions to complex social issues.

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2017 Community Leadership Award Presentation Honoring Mark and Brenda Moore

Friday, October 6, 2017
6:30 – 10:00 pm
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive | McLean, VA 22102
Dorri C. Scott, Mistress of Ceremonies

Cocktail Reception | Silent and Live Auctions | Elegant Seated Dinner

View a Sneak Peek of the Auctions Now!

Black Tie Attire

The Community Foundation’s annual Gala has been described as a “homecoming” – an opportunity for more than 600 members of the Northern Virginia community to celebrate our region’s diversity, growth, and the Community Foundation’s ever growing capacity to support our neediest neighbors and seed innovative solutions to complex social issues.

Since 1978, the Community Foundation has been the premier charitable partner trusted by thousands of generous Northern Virginians.  Our mission is to grow philanthropy respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.

View photos from the 2016 event here.

Event Details and Online Sponsorship and Tickets Available Here


Thank you to our 2017 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

Challenge Sponsor:
John and Virginia Chapel

Vanguard Sponsor:
Inova Health System

Visionary Sponsors:

Booz Allen Hamilton
Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Auction Sponsor:
Anonymous Donor in honor of the Military Personnel & Their Families Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Photobooth Sponsor:
Mike and Teresa Wheeler

Innovator Sponsors:
Dovel Technologies
Knight Point Systems
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
David and Carol Young

Centerpiece Sponsor:
Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Advisors and John H. Wolff

Dessert Sponsor:
Hilton Worldwide

Video Sponsor:
PVBS

Wine Sponsor:
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Creator Sponsors:
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
American Heart Association
Andersen Tax
BB&T

Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Colliers International
CPS Professional Services, LLC
Dewberry
ECS Federal, LLC
Eileen Ellsworth & Bob Weil
George Mason University College of Science and School of Business
Holland & Knight
Human Capital Advisors, LLC
Thomas & Karyn Hume
Cheryl Janey & Michael Calhoun
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
KippsdeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
NOVA Parks
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
PNC
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Renner & Company
Skyhaq Agency
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
The Compass Group
Transurban
Sylvia & Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Women Giving Back
Yates, Campbell & Hoeg, LLP

Collaborator Sponsors:
Access National Bank
Cordia Partners

Dominion Energy Services
M&T Bank
McCandlish Lillard
MicroAutomation
Noblis
Velsor Properties
Bill & Tessie Wilson
Xcelerate Solutions

Print Sponsor:
Master Print, Inc.

Media Partners:
Arlington Magazine
Connection Newspapers
Mount Vernon Voice
Northern Virginia Media Services

Viva Tysons/Viva Reston
Washington Business Journal


Additional Gala Supporters:

Adrian and Jan Chapman
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Comstock
Filibuster Bourbon
Sarah Foote
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Robert Hisaoka
Ken and Marci Huntsman
The J.O.Y. Family Charitable Fund
Julie Keller
O'Kelly McWilliams & Karen Turner McWilliams
Don and Joy Smith

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Honoring Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova, with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2016 Community Leadership Award

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On October 7, 2016, we joined with 640 friends and community leaders at the McLean Hilton for our annual "Raise the Region" black tie Gala.  We celebrated the catalytic accomplishments of our donor community and honored J. Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova, with the 2016 Community Leadership Award, the most prestigious, longest standing award of its kind in our region. 

Our community raised more than $550,000 to support the Community Foundation’s work in the region. Hundreds of people contribute to the success of our annual Gala. It is a massive undertaking, made possible only through the heartfelt dedication and hard work of an army of volunteers, donors, staff members, board members, cheerleaders, and Community Foundation friends. The commitment of so many to our mission moves us to action each year and infinitely inspires us.

Gala2016 136Click to see scenes from the event and the TapSnap photobooth images.We have said it many times but it is worth repeating - We do nothing alone at the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation is able to accomplish much, because we have so much help and support from all of you. THANK YOU for caring enough to partner with us and support our important work of helping to respond to need and seed innovation in Northern Virginia.

Learn more about our work to meet critical needs, seed innovation and lead and convene our community in our video produced by Skyhaq Agency.

Thanks to the 2016 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
John and Virginia Chapel

Visionary Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Inova Health System
Christina and Gary Mather
Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund
David and Carol Young

Innovator Sponsors
Dovel Technologies
Knight Point Systems LLC
Phil and Susan Nolan

Centerpiece Sponsor
Micron Technology Foundation

Dessert Sponsor
U.S. Trust

Wine Sponsor
JR's Goodtimes, Inc.

Print Sponsor
Master Print

Media Sponsor
Washington Business Journal

Creator Sponsors
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates
Alvarez & Marsal
BB&T / Sterling Capital Management
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Julian and Sue Chin
Deloitte Services, LP
Dewberry
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Ernst & Young
Hilton Worldwide
Holland & Knight
Human Capital Advisors LLC
Thomas and Karyn Hume
Ken and Marci Huntsman
ICF International
ITility, LLC
Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
Kaiser Permanente
Kiddar Capital
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
McGuireWoods LLP
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman
PNC
PwC LLP
PVBS
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Sentara Healthcare
Skyhaq Agency
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blayney
The Compass Group
Transurban
United Cerebral Palsy
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
WGL
Mike and Teresa Wheeler
John H. and Lisa M. Wolff and Capital Fiduciary Advisors
Yates Campbell & Hoeg, LLP

Collaborator Sponsors
Commonwealth Consultants
Dominion
eGlobalTech

Jerry and Jackie Grossman
M&T Bank
McCandlish Lillard
MicroAutomation
SunTrust
The Parker Group, RBC Wealth Management
Velsor
Visit Fairfax
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Honoring Mark and Brenda Moore with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2017 Community Leadership Award


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On October 6, 2017, we joined with more than 600 friends and community leaders at the McLean Hilton for our annual "Raise the Region" black tie Gala.  It was an uplifting, fun event that celebrated the Community Foundation’s work, funding partners, and growth, and that also honored the unparalleled philanthropy of Mark and Brenda Moore through the Community Leadership Award, an award that has been given out continuously since 1983 to some of the most influential and generous people in Northern Virginia.

Our community raised more than $530,000 to support the Community Foundation’s work in the region. Hundreds of people contribute to the success of our annual Gala. It is a massive undertaking, made possible only through the heartfelt dedication and hard work of an army of volunteers, donors, staff members, board members, cheerleaders, and Community Foundation friends. The commitment of so many to our mission moves us to action each year and infinitely inspires us.

2017Gala 221Click to see scenes from the event and the TapSnap photobooth images.Each and every one of you make this success possible – make the Community Foundation itself possible.  There is no Community Foundation without you.  We are authentic partners, working together to help build community through philanthropy. We can never repay you for your many kindnesses and generous acts. We can only thank you for your willingness to play your part.

Save the Date for the Community Foundation's 2018 Raise the Region Gala!

October 5, 2018
McLean Hilton

Next year is the 40th anniversary of our Community Foundation, and we are planning a very special event that recognizes the growth of philanthropy in our area and its potential to help shape the future of our region.  More information to follow.

Our sponsor benefits package is available below.  If you have any questions, please contact Tara Nadel at tara.nadel@cfnova.org or 703-879-7637.

SPONSORSHIPS

Thanks to the 2017 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

Challenge Sponsor:
John and Virginia Chapel

Vanguard Sponsor:
Inova Health System

Visionary Sponsors:

Booz Allen Hamilton
Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Auction Sponsor:
Anonymous Donor in honor of the Military Personnel & Their Families Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Photobooth Sponsor:
Mike and Teresa Wheeler

Innovator Sponsors:
Dovel Technologies
Knight Point Systems
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
David and Carol Young

Centerpiece Sponsor:
Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Advisors and John H. Wolff

Dessert Sponsor:
Hilton Worldwide

Video Sponsor:
PVBS

Wine Sponsor:
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Creator Sponsors:
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
American Heart Association
Andersen Tax
BB&T

Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Colliers International
CPS Professional Services, LLC
Dewberry
ECS Federal, LLC
Eileen Ellsworth & Bob Weil
George Mason University College of Science and School of Business
Holland & Knight
Human Capital Advisors, LLC
Thomas & Karyn Hume
Cheryl Janey & Michael Calhoun
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
KippsdeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
NOVA Parks
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
PNC
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Renner & Company
Skyhaq Agency
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
The Compass Group
Transurban
Sylvia & Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Women Giving Back
Yates, Campbell & Hoeg, LLP

Collaborator Sponsors:
Access National Bank
Cordia Partners

Dominion Energy Services
M&T Bank
McCandlish Lillard
MicroAutomation
Noblis
Velsor Properties
Bill & Tessie Wilson
Xcelerate Solutions

Print Sponsor:
Master Print, Inc.

Media Partners:
Arlington Magazine
Connection Newspapers
Mount Vernon Voice
Northern Virginia Media Services

Viva Tysons/Viva Reston
Washington Business Journal


Additional Gala Supporters:

Adrian and Jan Chapman
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Comstock
Filibuster Bourbon
Sarah Foote
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Rich Harpe
Robert Hisaoka
Ken and Marci Huntsman
The J.O.Y. Family Charitable Fund
Julie Keller
O'Kelly McWilliams & Karen Turner McWilliams
Don and Joy Smith
The National Symphony Orchestra
 
Challenge Sponsor:
John and Virginia Chapel

Vanguard Sponsor:
Inova Health System

Visionary Sponsors:

Booz Allen Hamilton
Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Auction Sponsor:
Anonymous Donor in honor of the Military Personnel & Their Families Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Photobooth Sponsor:
Mike and Teresa Wheeler

Innovator Sponsors:
Dovel Technologies
Knight Point Systems
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
David and Carol Young

Centerpiece Sponsor:
Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Advisors and John H. Wolff

Dessert Sponsor:
Hilton Worldwide

Video Sponsor:
PVBS

Wine Sponsor:
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Creator Sponsors:
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
American Heart Association
Andersen Tax
BB&T

Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Colliers International
CPS Professional Services, LLC
Dewberry
ECS Federal, LLC
Eileen Ellsworth & Bob Weil
George Mason University College of Science and School of Business
Holland & Knight
Human Capital Advisors, LLC
Thomas & Karyn Hume
Cheryl Janey & Michael Calhoun
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
KippsdeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
NOVA Parks
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
PNC
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Renner & Company
Skyhaq Agency
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
The Compass Group
Transurban
Sylvia & Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Women Giving Back
Yates, Campbell & Hoeg, LLP

Collaborator Sponsors:
Access National Bank
Cordia Partners

Dominion Energy Services
M&T Bank
McCandlish Lillard
MicroAutomation
Noblis
Velsor Properties
Bill & Tessie Wilson
Xcelerate Solutions

Print Sponsor:
Master Print, Inc.

Media Partners:
Arlington Magazine
Connection Newspapers
Mount Vernon Voice
Northern Virginia Media Services

Viva Tysons/Viva Reston
Washington Business Journal


Additional Gala Supporters:

Adrian and Jan Chapman
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Comstock
Filibuster Bourbon
Sarah Foote
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Robert Hisaoka
Ken and Marci Huntsman
The J.O.Y. Family Charitable Fund
Julie Keller
O'Kelly McWilliams & Karen Turner McWilliams
Don and Joy Smith

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Honoring Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova, with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2016 Community Leadership Award

Gala2015 2076:30 – 10:00 pm
Black Tie Attire

McLean Hilton
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Dorri C. Scott, Master of Ceremonies
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Elegant Seated Dinner
  • Community Leadership Award Presentation
The Auction is Open For Bidding!

Join 600 business, philanthropic, and community leaders to celebrate how the work of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and its partners raises the quality of life for us all while giving a leg up to the region’s neediest.  This mission-critical event raises dollars for the Community Foundation to fund organizations, connect donors to nonprofits doing good work, and engage in community leadership across Northern Virginia.

Since 1978, the Community Foundation has been the premier charitable partner trusted by thousands of generous Northern Virginians.  Our mission is to grow philanthropy to help meet the most critical needs of the community.  Comprised of donor advised funds, community investment funds, scholarship funds and giving circles, we help engage donors in community, meet community needs with community resources and strengthen Northern Virginia.

View a slideshow of all the photos from the 2015 event here.

Tickets & Sponsorships Now Available!



Thanks to the 2016 Raise the Region Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
John and Virginia Chapel

Visionary Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Inova Health System
Christina and Gary Mather
Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation
John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund
David and Carol Young

Innovator Sponsors
Dovel Technologies
Knight Point Systems LLC
Phil and Susan Nolan

Centerpiece Sponsor
Micron Technology Foundation

Dessert Sponsor
U.S. Trust

Wine Sponsor
JR's Goodtimes, Inc.

Print Sponsor
Master Print

Media Sponsor
Washington Business Journal

Creator Sponsors
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates
Alvarez & Marsal
BB&T / Sterling Capital Management
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Julian and Sue Chin
Deloitte Services, LP
Dewberry
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Ernst & Young
Hilton Worldwide
Holland & Knight
Human Capital Advisors LLC
Thomas and Karyn Hume
Ken and Marci Huntsman
ICF International
ITility, LLC
Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
Kaiser Permanente
Kiddar Capital
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Paul and Julia Leslie
McGuireWoods LLP
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman
PNC
PwC LLP
PVBS
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Sentara Healthcare
Skyhaq Agency
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blayney
The Compass Group
Transurban
United Cerebral Palsy
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
WGL
Mike and Teresa Wheeler
John H. and Lisa M. Wolff and Capital Fiduciary Advisors
Yates Campbell & Hoeg, LLP

Collaborator Sponsors
Commonwealth Consultants
Dominion
eGlobalTech

Jerry and Jackie Grossman
M&T Bank
McCandlish Lillard
MicroAutomation
SunTrust
The Parker Group, RBC Wealth Management
Velsor
Visit Fairfax
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

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Honoring Jim Wordsworth of J.R.’s Goodtimes, Inc., with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2015 Community Leadership Award

On October 9, 2015,we once again gathered at the Community Foundation's Sweet Home Virginia Gala to celebrate the ever-growing levels of philanthropy shaping our region and to honor Jim Wordsworth with the 2015 Community Leadership Award, the most prestigious, longest standing award of its kind in our region. 
Gala2015 254The outpouring of support was absolutely tremendous! The room was packed. Preliminary results indicate that the Gala raised $482,000, one of the best results in the history of the event. The silent auction results alone were an organizational record, grossing more than $66,000 towards the overall financial outcome.

We are always humbled by the sheer number of people willing to help the Community Foundation with this mission critical event. Sponsors purchase tables and bring many guests to help fill the room. Volunteers drive a table sales and auction effort that defies measurement in its level of work and commitment to the cause. Board members and staff meet regularly for 9 months to plan the event, crafting all elements of a successful evening and leveraging every single relationship we have to benefit the outcome. 

When all is said and done, it is a simple truth that we can never repay you. But we can thank you with an open and appreciative heart and acknowledge, once again, that we do nothing alone at the Community Foundation. Every single thing we accomplish for Northern Virginia, both small and great, is the result of the words and actions of countless donors, supporters, cheerleaders, volunteers, board members, staff members, community partners, and friends. 

Gala2015 229The Sweet Home Virginia Gala is community at its best. It is each and every one of you at your best. It is the Community Foundation at its best. 

Thank you!!!

Eileen Ellsworth
President, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

 

CLICK TO SEE SCENES FROM THE EVENT 

Thanks to the 2015 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
The Hitt Family

Platinum Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton 
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
David and Carol Young

Auction Sponsor
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Wine Sponsor
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Diamond Sponsors
BB&T Wealth
Inova Health System
Insight Property Group
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
Northrop Grumman
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Young Business Leaders

Centerpiece Sponsor
Capital Fiduciary Advisors 

Champagne Raffle Sponsor
Kaiser Permanente Fund for Community Benefit at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Video Sponsor
Dovel Technologies

Print Sponsor
Master Print, Inc.

Media Sponsor
Washington Business Journal

Emerald Sponsors
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
BDO USA, LLP
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Julian and Sue Chin
Dewberry
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Ted Fowler
Hilton Worldwide
Holland & Knight LLP
Human Capital Advisors, LLC 
Thomas and Karyn Hume
J.O.Y. Charitable Fund
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Knight Point Systems
Paul and Julia Leslie
Loudoun Insurance Group
McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
McGuireWoods LLP
National Restaurant Association
Phacil, Inc.
Pleasant Valley Business Solutions
PNC
Quinn's Auction Galleries 
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros, & Blayney
Transurban
United Cerebral Palsy of Washington DC and Northern VA
Velsor Properties
Visit Fairfax
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP

Ruby Sponsors
Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC
Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Clyde's Restaurant Group
Creech Insurance
eGlobalTech
George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering & School of Business
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Johnson Lambert, LLP
Micron
Morgan Stanley, Team Freiman
Noblis
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
PortfolioFirst Parking Solutions, LLC
Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Bill and Tessie Wilson

Gala 2015 Banner

Honoring Jim Wordsworth of J.R.’s Goodtimes, Inc., with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2015 Community Leadership Award

On October 9, 2015,we once again gathered at the Community Foundation's Sweet Home Virginia Gala to celebrate the ever-growing levels of philanthropy shaping our region and to honor Jim Wordsworth with the 2015 Community Leadership Award, the most prestigious, longest standing award of its kind in our region.
Gala2015 254
The outpouring of support was absolutely tremendous! The room was packed. Preliminary results indicate that the Gala raised $482,000, one of the best results in the history of the event. The silent auction results alone were an organizational record, grossing more than $66,000 towards the overall financial outcome.

We are always humbled by the sheer number of people willing to help the Community Foundation with this mission critical event. Sponsors purchase tables and bring many guests to help fill the room. Volunteers drive a table sales and auction effort that defies measurement in its level of work and commitment to the cause. Board members and staff meet regularly for 9 months to plan the event, crafting all elements of a successful evening and leveraging every single relationship we have to benefit the outcome.

When all is said and done, it is a simple truth that we can never repay you. But we can thank you with an open and appreciative heart and acknowledge, once again, that we do nothing alone at the Community Foundation. Every single thing we accomplish for Northern Virginia, both small and great, is the result of the words and actions of countless donors, supporters, cheerleaders, volunteers, board members, staff members, community partners, and friends.

Gala2015 229The Sweet Home Virginia Gala is community at its best. It is each and every one of you at your best. It is the Community Foundation at its best.

Thank you!!!

Eileen Ellsworth
President, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia


CLICK TO SEE SCENES FROM THE EVENT 

Thanks to the 2015 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
The Hitt Family

Platinum Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
David and Carol Young

Auction Sponsor
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Wine Sponsor
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Diamond Sponsors
BB&T Wealth
Inova Health System
Insight Property Group
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
Northrop Grumman
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Young Business Leaders

Centerpiece Sponsor
Capital Fiduciary Advisors 

Champagne Raffle Sponsor
Kaiser Permanente Fund for Community Benefit at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Video Sponsor
Dovel Technologies

Print Sponsor
Master Print, Inc.

Media Sponsor
Washington Business Journal

Emerald Sponsors
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
BDO USA, LLP
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Julian and Sue Chin
Dewberry
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Ted Fowler
Hilton Worldwide
Holland & Knight LLP
Human Capital Advisors, LLC 
Thomas and Karyn Hume
J.O.Y. Charitable Fund
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Knight Point Systems
Paul and Julia Leslie
Loudoun Insurance Group
McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
McGuireWoods LLP
National Restaurant Association
Phacil, Inc.
Pleasant Valley Business Solutions
PNC
Quinn's Auction Galleries
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros, & Blayney
Transurban
United Cerebral Palsy of Washington DC and Northern VA
Velsor Properties
Visit Fairfax
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP

Ruby Sponsors
Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC
Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Clyde's Restaurant Group
Creech Insurance
eGlobalTech
George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering & School of Business
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Johnson Lambert, LLP
Micron
Morgan Stanley, Team Freiman
Noblis
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
PortfolioFirst Parking Solutions, LLC
Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Bill and Tessie Wilson

Gala 2015 Banner

Honoring Jim Wordsworth of J.R.’s Goodtimes, Inc., with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2015 Community Leadership Award

On October 9, 2015,we once again gathered at the Community Foundation's Sweet Home Virginia Gala to celebrate the ever-growing levels of philanthropy shaping our region and to honor Jim Wordsworth with the 2015 Community Leadership Award, the most prestigious, longest standing award of its kind in our region. Gala2015 254

The outpouring of support was absolutely tremendous! The room was packed. Preliminary results indicate that the Gala raised $482,000, one of the best results in the history of the event. The silent auction results alone were an organizational record, grossing more than $66,000 towards the overall financial outcome.

We are always humbled by the sheer number of people willing to help the Community Foundation with this mission critical event. Sponsors purchase tables and bring many guests to help fill the room. Volunteers drive a table sales and auction effort that defies measurement in its level of work and commitment to the cause. Board members and staff meet regularly for 9 months to plan the event, crafting all elements of a successful evening and leveraging every single relationship we have to benefit the outcome. 

When all is said and done, it is a simple truth that we can never repay you. But we can thank you with an open and appreciative heart and acknowledge, once again, that we do nothing alone at the Community Foundation. Every single thing we accomplish for Northern Virginia, both small and great, is the result of the words and actions of countless donors, supporters, cheerleaders, volunteers, board members, staff members, community partners, and friends. 

The Sweet Home Virginia Gala is community at its best. It is each and every one of you at your best. It is the Community Foundation at its best. 

Click to see scenes from the event  Gala2015 229
 
Click to see Red Carpet Photos   FoundationGala 11

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Thanks to the 2015 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
The Hitt Family

Platinum Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton 
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
David and Carol Young

Auction Sponsor
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.

Wine Sponsor
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Diamond Sponsors
BB&T Wealth
Inova Health System
Insight Property Group
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
Northrop Grumman
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Young Business Leaders

Centerpiece Sponsor
Capital Fiduciary Advisors 

Champagne Raffle Sponsor
Kaiser Permanente Fund for Community Benefit at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Video Sponsor
Dovel Technologies

Print Sponsor
Master Print, Inc.

Media Sponsor
Washington Business Journal

Emerald Sponsors
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
BDO USA, LLP
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Julian and Sue Chin
Dewberry
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil
Ted Fowler
Hilton Worldwide
Holland & Knight LLP
Human Capital Advisors, LLC 
Thomas and Karyn Hume
J.O.Y. Charitable Fund
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Knight Point Systems
Paul and Julia Leslie
Loudoun Insurance Group
McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
McGuireWoods LLP
National Restaurant Association
Phacil, Inc.
Pleasant Valley Business Solutions
PNC
Quinn's Auction Galleries 
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros, & Blayney
Transurban
United Cerebral Palsy of Washington DC and Northern VA
Velsor Properties
Visit Fairfax
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP

Ruby Sponsors
Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC
Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Clyde's Restaurant Group
Creech Insurance
eGlobalTech
George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering & School of Business
Jerry and Jackie Grossman
Johnson Lambert, LLP
Micron
Morgan Stanley, Team Freiman
Noblis
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
PortfolioFirst Parking Solutions, LLC
Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Bill and Tessie Wilson

Documents and Information for Committee Members

Thank you very much for serving on the 2014 Auction Committee.  Our team is tasked with securing the items for the live and silent auctions.

Tara Nadel, Community Foundation - tara.nadel@cfnova.org; (703) 879-7637
Tina Johnson, JP Events
- tjohnson@jpevents.biz; (703) 777-8577
Mara Bauserman, JP Eventsmbauserman@jpevents.biz; (703) 777-8577

  • Silent Auction Goal for total donated value is an estimated $100,000 and Silent Auction Goal for total auction gross proceeds is $50,000.
  • Live Auction Goal for total donated value is an estimated $50,000 and Silent Auction Goal for total auction gross proceeds is $33,000.

Meetings - 10:00 am

Please try to attend the in-person meetings if at all possible.
Conference Call-in Information: 530-881-1000; Passcode: 965069#
  • June 24 - Call-in only
  • July 8 - FCEDA Headquarters at 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450, Tysons Corner VA
  • July 22 - Call-in only (Evaluate the progress of the donations and decide to proceed with weekly meetings or continue with bi-weekly until September - decision based on the progress of meeting the goal of the total value of auction items procured.)
  • August 12 - CFNova Offices at 2940 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 201, Oakton VA
  • August 26 - Call-in only
  • September - Weekly Tuesday morning meetings
  • October 7 - Finalize packages, bundle remaining items, review volunteer needs and finalize event day logistics.  At tihs point, a majority of all items will have been uploaded to the ClickBid system and will be LIVE on our Auction Site.  We should have very few remaining items to account for and categorize.

Master Donor List - Online Spreadsheet

This online Googld Spreadsheet will track our progress.  Please make any notes or updates here, or send them directly to us.
  • The first tab tracks the original outreach handled by the CFNV  
  • The second tab tracks the outreach developed by the sub-committee
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LBMNzMhdpESqF4QVrl8Bep8Lb4ML6luRJA14UgBHUv0/edit?usp=sharing


Solicitation Materials

Cover Sheet

Basket Sponsorship Packet

Auction Solicitation Packet

Sample Request Language for Email or Letter



Gala2014 Color Banner

Friday, October 10, 2014

Honoring Richard Duvall and Holland & Knight LLP with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2014 Community Leadership Award
&
Celebrating the Centennial of Community Foundations in America

Congratulations Richard Duvall and Holland & Knight LLPCongratulations Richard Duvall and Holland & Knight LLP.  View a slideshow of photos from the event here.
Thank you to all of our Gala sponsors, supporters and friends who gathered with us to celebrate the impact of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia in our region.  It was our honor and pleasure to recognize Richard Duvall and Holland & Knight LLP for their outstanding community leadership.

Your support made all the difference! Preliminary results indicate that the evening was the most successful Gala in Community Foundation history, raising approximately $490,000. These funds directly support the Community Foundation, its work, impact, and capacity to grow philanthropy to meet the most critical needs of our region.

First and foremost, it is our deepest hope that you enjoyed the evening and the opportunity it always provides to connect with friends and colleagues, both old and new. But we also hope that you will continue to be engaged and invested our work and mission, long after the paddles are lowered and the tables are cleared.

We do nothing alone at the Community Foundation. Thank you for your enormous generosity and service to our community. You are a part of something that is bigger than all of us and growing by the day - a caring sense of home, place and purpose in Northern Virginia.   

We look forward to bringing you periodic updates on our grant making, donor engagement initiatives, and community support.

Kindest regards and many thanks to each and every one of you,

Eileen Ellsworth
President, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Holland & Knight LLP

Platinum Sponsors

ACADEMI
Booz Allen Hamilton
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
David and Carol Young

Diamond Sponsors

BB&T Wealth
Business Benefits Group
Nolan Family Charitable Fund
Northrop Grumman
PNC
Raytheon
Young Business Leaders

 

Dessert Sponsor

BusinessWorks of America, Inc.

Centerpiece Sponsor

Inova Health System

Video Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente

Registration Sponsor

Capital Fiduciary Advisors

Entertainment Sponsor

Trout Cacheris & Janis PLLC


Emerald Sponsors

A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Boston Properties

Julian and Sue Chin
CPS Professional Services, LLC
Dewberry
Dovel Technologies
Exxon Mobil Corporation
George Washington University
Hilton Worldwide
Ted and Karyn Hume
Ken and Marci Huntsman
ITility, Inc.
J.R.'s Goodtimes, Inc.
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Knight Point Systems
McGuireWoods LLP
NVCommercial Incorporated
Pleasant Valley Business Solutions
Savant Capital LLC
Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
Sunrise Senior Living
Chuck Vance
Sylvia and Eric von Bostel
Washington Gas
Yates Campbell & Hoeg

Media Sponsor

Washington Business Journal

Print Sponsor

Master Print, Inc.