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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.

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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

Cocktail Reception | Silent and Live Auctions | Elegant Seated Dinner

Black Tie Attire

 Learn More, Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships, & Donate to the Auction

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 $70 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

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

Visionary Sponsors:
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
John & Nina Toups Charitable Fund

Innovator Sponsors:
Booz Allen Hamilton
Eileen Ellsworth and Bob Weil

Centerpiece Sponsor:

Micron Technology, Inc.

Program Sponsor:
Human Capital Advisors

Video Sponsor:

Creator Sponsors:
Chevy Chase Trust and Marc Wishkoff
Cordia Partners
Cheryl Janey and Michael Calhoun
Holland & Knight
Ted and Karyn Hume
Ken and Marci Huntsman
KippsDeSanto & Co.
McCandlish Lillard
NOVA Parks
Renner & Company
The Compass Group
Washington Gas

Collaborator Sponsors:
The Blackthorn Foundation

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