Please join us for the Community Foundation's upcoming programs and events.

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6:30 – 10:00 pm
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22102
Honoring Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. (RET) with the 2019 Community Leadership Award

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.

Learn More and Purchase Tickets or Sponsorships.

If you have any questions, please contact Tara Nadel at or 703-879-7637.

GCH Logo 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30 - 9 PM
Leido Conference Center
11951 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190   

Join us for our fourth annual celebration of collective giving as we also commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Giving Circle of HOPE!
This is an opportunity to introduce the community to the power of giving together and achieving more by doing so.

Keynote Speaker

Victoria Vrana 
Deputy Director of Philanthropic Partnerships for The Gates Foundation

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Our party with a purpose will feature keynote speaker, Victoria Vrana, Deputy Director of Philanthropic Partnerships for The Gates Foundation, and she will be joined by three organizations: Heeling House, Hispanics Against Child Abuse & Neglect and Kids R First.

Representatives from these nonprofits will pitch their projects and guests will have an opportunity to vote to award small grants from the proceeds of the evening. The more guests we invite, the bigger the grant pool, the more we can do by giving together.

Register for this fun and educational event with a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more with 100% percent of the proceeds of the evening awarded to the charities.

If you cannot attend this event and would like to make a donation to support future grantmaking, please consider becoming either a donor or voting member of the Giving Circle of HOPE here.