Young Professional Giving Circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Invites Community Members to Annual Awards Gala

FutureFundMembers of the Future Fund at the 2013 GalaAll Aboard!  The Future Fund will celebrate its successful grantmaking in 2014 and raise funds to support its grant cycle in 2015 at its annual Awards Gala on Friday, May 16, 2014 aboard the Cherry Blossom Charter in Old Town, Alexandria.  Tickets are $75 for Future Fund members and $95 for nonmembers.  More information is available here.

The Future Fund is the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s giving circle for young professionals.  It offers members opportunities to learn about the critical needs of the region, donate at affordable levels to the causes they care about most, and meet their professional peers – other community advocates who see the benefit of pooling monetary contributions to increase the impact of their support to local charitable organizations.

The annual Awards Gala is a chance for Future Fund members and friends to meet the grant-winning organizations who were recipients of the group’s competitive grant cycle.  This year, the group focused its philanthropy to benefit organizations supporting veterans of the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom wars and their families.  See information about the winners here.blossom

“Participating in Future Fund grant cycles and meeting the recipients of our grants at the Awards Gala each year has been eye opening,” says Julie Simmons, co-founder of the Future Fund and Managing Director of Human Capital Strategic Consulting.  “Giving back in the Northern Virginia community provides us with the unique opportunity to truly understand and see the impact of our time, money and relationships.  When our neighbors benefit, the community is better off and the rich fabric of our area is strengthened.”

The evening will feature hors d’oevres, an open bar and dancing.  Dress requirements are semi-formal; nautical theme optional.

Support for the Future Fund is provided by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Womble Carlyle.

Annual Future Fund sponsorships start at $1,000 and include visibility throughout the year and entertainment benefits for individuals or companies that include additional ticket discounts.  For more information, contact Kelly Blanks, Vice President of Donor Relations, at or (703) 879-7636.