The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s annual Gala has been described as a “homecoming” – an elegant, uplifting event that brings together more than 600 business, community and philanthropic leaders to raise funds to support its work to respond to need and seed innovation in the region.
At this event, Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. (Retired), will receive the Community Leadership Award for outstanding service and commitment to Northern Virginia, the longest standing award of its kind in this region. General McNair served in the US Army for more than 32 years followed by a career in the private sector of similar length while remaining active in community affairs throughout the region – serving on multiple boards and championing local nonprofit organizations that support military families and veterans. The US Military Academy named him a Distinguished Graduate of West Point in 2011, an honor accorded fewer than 100 graduates to that date, and in 2015, he was selected as the 89th “Living Legend of Aviation.”
The event will be on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner, Virginia from 6:30 – 10:30 pm.
Web Link: www.cfnova.org/gala
Dress is Black Tie Attire.
Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $30,000 and include visibility throughout the year and at the Gala, and tickets to the event. Individual tickets are $300.
About the Community Foundation: The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia grows philanthropy to respond to need, seed innovation and lead and convene the community. 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.
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
In January of 2020, we will celebrate the leadership of our 2019 Chair of the Board, Lisa Kimball (The Arc of Loudoun), and welcome in our new Chair for 2020, Stacey Metcalfe (Inova Loudoun Hospital) and honor the Community Leadership Awards finalists and winners.
Annual Real Estate Event
While Loudoun outperforms other Virginia counties on most economic measures, we still face many challenges to our future prosperity. Whether it’s our investment in Metro, a housing affordability crisis or attracting a millennial workforce, Loudoun’s challenges demand effective solutions.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, we hosted our 37th Annual Golf Classic event at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard — is nothing short of spectacular. This event has been Loudoun County’s Premier business golf tournament for three decades.
For the past 8 years, this casual, networking tournament pairs you and a partner against a field of over 30 two-man teams in a progressive four month tournament. Designed with the busy professional in mind, each event consists of a 9-hole round after work, followed by a short networking reception to get you home in time to put the kids to bed. The team with the lowest cumulative score after four events is the champion. The 2019 Winners were Tom Reed and Greg Wells. Congratulations! Stay tuned for the 2020 Golf Tour dates.
Small Business Awards
Join us on November 8, 2019 for the Loudoun Small Business Awards, for our 25th Anniversary of these prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. Winners will be announced in front of a live audience of more than 400 of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.
Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run
As a Signature Chamber event, the Superhero 5k Run and Kids Fun Run offers companies a great way to show Loudoun County their commitment to healthy living for your employees and our community.
The Loudoun Chamber will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2019 at the 34th Annual Valor Awards ceremony. The entire Loudoun County business community will be invited to attend these Annual Valor Awards to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!