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Third-Party Event Fundraiser: 2019 Pulte Homes Golf Tournament

By | Announcements, In the News, News, Third Party Events

Pulte Homes Raises Over $30,000 for HomeAid at Charity Golf Tournament!

HomeAid Northern Virginia Executive Director and CEO Kristyn Burr addresses Pulte Homes’ golf tournament participants during the 19th hole luncheon, thanking them for their support and the company’s donation of $30,000+, which resulted from the tournament.

Third-party charity fundraisers are getting to be a very popular way to show support in a big way for HomeAid, and this month, we were honored to accept a $30,000+ donation from Pulte Homes, who designated HomeAid as the beneficiary for their recent company golf tournament.

“The value of these kinds of fundraisers is really three-fold,” HomeAid Northern Virginia Executive Director and CEO Kristyn Burr said. “The funds raised may be the most visible result, but equally impactful is that from the perspective of our small staff, these efforts quite literally expand our capacity since other organizations take on the event planning and hosting responsibilities, which we know is a heavy lift. Third, they’re helping spread awareness and increase education about our mission and local homelessness to an entirely new group of people, many of whom we may not be able to reach if it weren’t for our common connection with the host company. We’re so grateful for the support and humbled by the gift.”

Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, and supporters at Pulte Homes, who made this golf tournament such a huge success!

Click here for more information on hosting third-party events.

If you’re ready to start planning your third-party event, or have any questions about how you can get started today and how we can help, please contact Kristyn Burr 571-283-6320 or kburr@homeaidnova.org.

Third-Party Event Fundraiser: 2019 Van Metre Cornhole Challenge

By | Announcements, In the News, News, Third Party Events

Van Metre Cornhole Challenge Raises $30,000+ for HomeAid!

Faith Boruta, Van Metre Companies, and Kevin Rabil,Van Metre Homes, with the 2019 winning team, the JMU Dukes, Jake Ruppert and Ryan Carr. The JMU Dukes won in a 21 vs. 20 game against the Intercocktails, last year’s champs. Congrats!

On Saturday, October 5, the Van Metre Companies Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Van Metre Cornhole Challenge as part of the Brambleton Fall Festival, and 30 teams raised more than $30,000 that was donated to HomeAid Northern Virginia. Van Metre has been supporting HomeAid through this tournament for five years now, with the total donations nearing $300,000. This year, we’ll focus funds on one of our current renovation projects to help close the gap between funding, donations, and costs.

Cornhole Challenge Founder Kevin Rabil started the tournament with the goal of making a big impact on smaller, local organizations that help people in the communities where employees work and play.

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Cilda Pretorius and Kristyn Burr attended this year’s Van Metre Cornhole Challenge to help spread awareness about HomeAid’s mission and thank supporters!

“Van Metre has a long-standing partnership with HomeAid – from our participation as Builder Captain on several HomeAid projects to Project Playhouse to special fundraisers – and we were happy to choose HomeAid as a beneficiary of The Cornhole Challenge again this year,” Rabil said. “It just makes sense for a builder to partner with an organization that’s providing newly renovated housing stock and program facilities for people without them, and we’re proud to continue to be a part of HomeAid’s efforts.”

Thank you, Van Metre Homes and the Van Metre Companies Foundation for your tireless support, and congratulations on another successful Cornhole Challenge!

Click here for more information on hosting third-party events.

If you’re ready to start planning your third-party event, or have any questions about how you can get started today and how we can help, please contact Kristyn Burr 571-283-6320 or kburr@homeaidnova.org.

HomeAid in the News: Christ House

By | Announcements, In the News, News

HomeAid Northern Virginia had the honor of helping to renovate the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) “Christ House” facilities in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Check out the local news coverage of the project below.

The Arlington Catholic Herald Article published November 20, 2019

Christ House Awarded Project of the Year

Diocesan Catholic Charities Christ House in Alexandria was awarded the non-profit service provider project of the year by HomeAid Northern Virginia at its annual gala Nov. 9. The award recognizes the completion of renovations at the transitional housing facility through its partnership with HANV, a non-profit that builds and renovates local housing and shelters.

Full article.

The Zebra Article published November 13, 2019

Christ House Wins HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge arrived June 28 to tour the 200-year-old building, thank the local organization that spearheaded the project and bless the new renovations.

“It’s reassuring that good work gets noticed, and on Nov. 9, Christ House was recognized with the HomeAid Northern Virginia Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award.

Christ House, which is a project of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, operates a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, a thrift store, and also provides transitional housing for 14 homeless men in Old Town. Earlier this year, Christ House completed an $83,000 renovation, which was made possible through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia.”

Full article.

Arlington Catholic Herald: Article published Saturday, June 29, 2019

Bishop Burbidge blesses renovation, joins volunteers in serving evening meal

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge arrived June 28 to tour the 200-year-old building, thank the local organization that spearheaded the project and bless the new renovations.

“This is just fantastic,” Bishop Burbidge said as he toured the dining room, kitchen, offices and upstairs bedrooms of the 14 male residents with Christ House program Director John Croft.

As Bishop Burbidge looked over the freshly painted kitchen, where 365 days a year parish and community volunteers serve an evening meal to the homeless, Kristyn Burr, executive director of HomeAid of Northern Virginia, told him the local contractors donated the $83,000 project as a labor of love. K. Hovnanian Homes supervised the project, with 28 tradesmen joining the effort.”

Full article.

Alexandria Times Article published Thursday, June 6, 2019

Christ House undergoes $83,000 renovation

The transitional homeless shelter Catholic Charities Christ House at 131 S. West St. recently underwent an $83,000 renovation, according to a news release.

The renovation comes from a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization that builds and renovates housing and shelter facilities, according to the release.

Full article.

WJLA Article published Thursday, May 30, 2019

A closer look inside this Alexandria shelter after big improvements were recently made

Every single day for 45 years the soup kitchen at Christ House in Alexandria has been open for dinner. That kind of consistent and authentic compassion means everything right now to Chuck Jones.

“Coming up from the dirt and really nowhere to go and don’t know when you are going to eat at it’s a blessing,” Jones said.

Full article.

WDVM-TV NBC Article published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Alexandria homeless shelter undergoes $83K renovation

Residents in Old Town Alexandria are celebrating a new beginning for an old building.

“Without this place I don’t know where I would be,” said Tyrice Stanton, resident at the Christ House.

The Catholic Charities’ Christ House, a transitional homeless shelter that, since 1974, has served daily meals for those in need.

Full article.

Catholic Harold Article published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Renovations spruce up Christ House in Alexandria

For the residents of Christ House, the 200-year-old building in Old Town Alexandria that houses Catholic Charities’ transitional home for homeless men, getting new carpeting is like a breath of fresh air.

“The main thing (the residents are) saying is, ‘I really like the smell of the new carpets,’” said Christ House Program Director John Croft.

But residents are also enjoying newly painted walls, renovated bathrooms, and new lighting, flooring, countertops and additional cabinets in the dining room and kitchen — all part of a six-week, $83,000 renovation project donated by HomeAid of Northern Virginia, K. Hovnanian Homes and its partner subcontractors this spring. The project has replaced 12-year-old, worn carpeting with hardwood flooring throughout the first floor and new gray carpeting on the stairways, offices, community room and bedrooms.

Full article.

The Zebra Article published Monday, May 20, 2019

Facelift: Christ House Finishes $83K Renovation

Alexandria, VA – Christ House, the transitional homeless shelter for men in Old Town, recently finished a massive renovation. The $83,000 project, which was made possible through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, was a top-to-bottom project for the 109-year-old building at 131 S. West St.

“The renovation of Christ House is an enormous morale lifter for our staff and especially the people we serve, particularly for the men living in our transitional housing program, as they work toward financial independence and self-sufficiency,” said John Croft, program director for Christ House. “Working with HomeAid helps us focus on our mission of care and support and direct our resources to programs that benefit so many in the community.”

Full article.

Thanks to K. Hovnanian Homes Virginia and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:

Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems
B&K Distributors, Inc.
Builders FirstSource
Bruce
Capital Mechanical, LLC
CC Carpentry
Construction Applicators
Daltile
Darvish Interiors
Dominion Electric Supply Co.
FM Construction
General Electric
Green Landscaping, Inc.
Interior Logic Group

Kohler/Sterling
LMO, Inc. Professional Carpentry
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.
McCormick Paints
McCrea Heating & AC
Moen, Inc.
My Maids, Inc.
Progress Lighting
Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.
Shaw Floors
Southern Electrical Service Company
Virginia Marble & Granite
Virginia Cleaning & Punchout
Washington Lanehart Electric Company

Third-Party Event Fundraiser: 2019 Toll Brothers Golf Tournament

By | Announcements, In the News, News, Third Party Events

Toll Brothers Charity Golf Tournament Yields $60,000 for HomeAid

Kristyn Burr & Scott Canan

The idea behind third-party charity fundraisers is a simple one: an organization plans and hosts a fundraising event on behalf of a charity, and then the charity benefits from the planning efforts and the funds raised. But at HomeAid Northern Virginia, which is no stranger to planning and hosting events, we know that carrying out a successful fundraiser is no simple task—it takes a ton of work! So, it is with extra gratitude that we say thank you to Toll Brothers, which recently chose HomeAid as the sole beneficiary of their June 24 golf tournament and, as a result, raised $60,000+ to support our mission! We are also incredibly grateful to John Darvish, our presenting sponsor, who put in an enormous amount of time and effort to help plan the event. All of the funds will go toward renovating and building homes and programmatic facilities that serve those experiencing homelessness and, in turn, helping rebuild lives.

“In addition to the dollars raised – which of course is tremendously important to our ability to carry out our mission – it also means that these organizations are, in a way, helping to expand our capacity by taking on the planning and hosting responsibilities themselves,” said Kristyn Burr, HomeAid Northern Virginia Executive Director and CEO. “They are helping spread awareness and increase education about our mission and local homelessness to an entirely new group of people. We not only end up with greater funds, but we gain more attention and more supporters from people who we may not be able to reach ourselves. It’s hard to put into words how incredibly beneficial these events are, and we are so grateful to Toll Brothers and to the many other organizations who have selected HomeAid as a beneficiary of their efforts. It’s just an enormous, humbling gift,” she added.

Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who made this golf tournament such a huge success!

“The decision to hold a charity event and donate all proceeds to HomeAid was an easy one, said Scott Canan, division vice president, production and customer care, Toll Brothers. “As a board member, I’ve witnessed first-hand the struggles that people in need endure on a day-to-day basis. What HomeAid does for so many people across this nation is nothing short of amazing. Toll Brothers instills six important values in all of us: ‘Be the Best,’ ‘Do The Right Thing,’ ‘Take Care of Each Other,’ ‘Delight the Customer,’ ‘Create Value,’ and ‘Honor Our History.’ By applying these values to everyday living, it’s not hard to understand why giving back to the community is so important to us.

“I encourage all Builders to hold events for their local charities,” he added. “By supporting those less fortunate, we are helping to strengthen, empower, and build communities that give back. In time, others will follow, and this act of kindness will spread like wildfire. What a great thing to happen!”

Special thanks to our friends for making this tournament such a success!
Scott Canan, Toll Brothers
Brook Alsdurf, Toll Brothers
Melissa Dorsey, Darvish Companies
John Darvish, Darvish Companies
Melissa Wallace, Toll Brothers

Click here for more information on hosting third-party events.

If you’re ready to start planning your third-party event, or have any questions about how you can get started today and how we can help, please contact Kristyn Burr 571-283-6320 or kburr@homeaidnova.org.

HomeAid in the News: 2019 Housing Forum

By | Announcements, In the News, News


HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 2019 Housing Forum was one of the most powerful Housing Forums since we first started delivering this networking and educational program to housing and homeless service providers nine years ago. Check out the local media coverage on the event below.

Fairfax Times: Article published Friday, June 7, 2019

Annual housing forum looks at impact of racism on homelessness

A familiar mantra among shelters, nonprofits, and other organizations dedicated to addressing homelessness is that anyone can become homeless.

While it is true that homelessness affects all kinds of people, the belief that it is a universal issue often leads policymakers, community leaders, and workers in the field to overlook the reality that some people are more likely to become homeless than others, Center for Social Innovation chief equity and impact officer Regina Cannon says.

Dispelling the myth that homelessness is colorblind was the central focus of the 2019 HomeAid Northern Virginia Housing Forum, which took place on May 9 at the Reston Community Center and brought together more than 130 individuals representing 49 organizations from across the region.

Held annually by HomeAid NOVA, a nonprofit housing provider, the housing forum gives organizations that provide services or programs related to homelessness the opportunity to share ideas and interact across different jurisdictions.

The forum typically features speeches from local experts, but for this year, the HomeAid team decided to try a new approach and bring in an organization with national reach to discuss race and homelessness, titling the event “Leading with Racial Equity: Data and Beyond.”

Full article.

Thanks to all of our attendees and all of those who made this illuminating event possible!

Third-Party Event Fundraiser: 2019 K. Hovnanian Golf Tournament

By | Announcements, In the News, News, Third Party Events

K. Hovnanian raises over $25,000 for HomeAid Northern Virginia at their 2019 Golf Tournament!

From left to right: Shane Lanehart, John Darvish, Kristyn Burr, and Gary Chandler.

Third-party charity fundraisers are getting to be a very popular way to show support in a big way for HomeAid, and in June, we were honored to accept a donation of over $25,000 from K. Hovnanian Homes, who designated HomeAid as the beneficiary for their recent company golf tournament. This donation not only provides critically important funding, but it also helps introduce HomeAid to potential new supporters!

“The value of these kinds of fundraisers is really three-fold,” HomeAid Northern Virginia Executive Director and CEO Kristyn Burr said. “The funds raised may be the most visible result, but equally impactful is that from the perspective of our small staff, these efforts quite literally expand our capacity since other organizations take on the event planning and hosting responsibilities, which we know is a heavy lift. Third, they’re helping spread awareness and increase education about our mission and local homelessness to an entirely new group of people, many of whom we may not be able to reach if it weren’t for our common connection with the host company. We’re so grateful for the support and humbled by the gift”

Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, and supporters at K. Hovnanian Homes, who made this golf tournament such a huge success!

Click here for more information on hosting third-party events.

If you’re ready to start planning your third-party event, or have any questions about how you can get started today and how we can help, please contact Kristyn Burr 571-283-6320 or kburr@homeaidnova.org.

HomeAid in the News: Aspire! Afterschool

By | Announcements, In the News, News


HomeAid Northern Virginia had the pleasure of completing a 7,300 square-foot Aspire! Afterschool facility in Arlington, VA. Check out the local news coverage on the project below.

Inside NoVa Article Published May 30, 2019

Aspire educational program celebrates completion of capital campaign

Aspire! Afterschool is celebrating completion of a $1 million capital campaign, designed to outfit a 7,300-square-foot expansion to meet increasing demand for after-school and summer-school academic and enrichment programs for at-risk students.

The new facility is located in the Arlington Mill Community Center.  Summer camps for 120 children will open in early July, and the flagship “Learning Rocks!” after-school program will resume in the fall.

“Words can’t express how thrilled and grateful we are to achieve this amazing feat, thanks to the incredible generosity of our partners, donors and supporters,” said Aspire! board chair Steve Manlove, managing principal at HDR Architecture – also a major campaign sponsor. “This truly has been the most amazing public-private partnership.”

Full article.


Thank you, HITT Construction and the following trade partners, for providing and funding for this project:

Capitol Building Supply

Darvish Companies

GHT Limited

The Justin Company

MidSouth Building Supply

McCormick Paints

Perkins + Will

RCD, inc.

Homeless shelter in Old Town Alexandria undergoes massive renovation

By | Announcements, In the News, News

Built in 1810, Christ House challenged the renovation team to stay true to the property’s historic nature while upgrading it for today’s needs and uses.

The new lobby of Christ House in Alexandria, Va.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s (CCDA) “Christ House” in Old Town has undergone a massive renovation and upgrade, thanks to a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV), a non-profit that builds and renovates local housing and shelter facilities. Christ House provides transitional housing for 14 men, a food pantry, emergency assistance, and a nightly soup kitchen that has served dinner every night since 1974. The building dates to 1810.

Christ House challenged the renovation team to stay true to the property’s historic nature while upgrading it for today’s needs and uses.  The top-to-bottom, three-floor facelift included upgrades to the kitchen, dining room, lobby, apartments and bathrooms. Additionally, throughout the building, there’s now new flooring, vents, thermostats, electrical, and lighting. Staff offices, meeting rooms a chapel were also freshened with new paint, flooring, lighting, and window treatments. Not only were key historic elements of the building preserved, but the soup kitchen was able to serve its nightly dinner throughout the renovation process, uninterrupted.

“The renovation of Christ House is an enormous morale lifter for our staff and for the people we serve, as well as particularly for the 14 men living in our transitional housing program today – and those in the future –  as they work toward financial independence and self-sufficiency,” said John Croft, program director for Christ House. “Working with HomeAid helps us forward our mission of care and support and direct our resources to programs that are benefitting so many here in Arlington.”

HomeAid Northern Virginia builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling organizations such as Catholic Charities to focus their budgets and resources on supportive programs and services rather than building expenses. Under this partnership, HomeAid and covered 100% of the costs of the $83,000 renovation of Christ House, led by project “Builder Captain” K. Hovnanian Homes Virginia and 28 construction trade partners.

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About Catholic Charities, Catholic Diocese of Arlington

Catholic Charities is the charitable arm of the Catholic Church in the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese of Arlington under the leadership of Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. Catholic Charities serves the poor and vulnerable who live in the Diocese, whether they are Catholic or not. Catholic Charities services include food for the hungry, a free medical clinic, transformational housing for men and families, individual and family counseling, emergency financial aid, immigration and refugee services, job training and workforce development, prison ministry and former prisoner re-entry program.

About HANV

HomeAid Northern Virginia brings together local non-profit service providers with the local homebuilder community to build/renovate homeless shelters, housing facilities and community spaces for programs serving the homeless. These collaborative partnerships enable homebuilders to do what they do best (build) and service providers to do what they do best (provide housing and wraparound services). HANV has completed 134 construction projects that together have served as a safe and stable space for more than 138,000 vulnerable individuals in our community.

Thanks to K. Hovnanian Homes Virginia and to the trade partners who contributed labor and resources to the project:

Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems
B&K Distributors, Inc.
Builders FirstSource
Bruce
Capital Mechanical, LLC
CC Carpentry
Construction Applicators
Daltile
Darvish Interiors
Dominion Electric Supply Co.
FM Construction
General Electric
Green Landscaping, Inc.
Interior Logic Group

Kohler/Sterling
LMO, Inc. Professional Carpentry
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.
McCormick Paints
McCrea Heating & AC
Moen, Inc.
My Maids, Inc.
Progress Lighting
Sight & Sound Systems, Inc.
Shaw Floors
Southern Electrical Service Company
Virginia Marble & Granite
Virginia Cleaning & Punchout
Washington Lanehart Electric Company

Full-Time Programs Manager

By | Careers, Job Posting

HomeAid Northern Virginia

Full-time Programs Manager

Who We Are:
HomeAid Northern Virginia is a small, local non-profit that builds new lives for families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach. HomeAid makes the right match between our partners in the homebuilding industry who donate time, labor, materials, and expertise and our non-profit partners with renovation needs—and manages these projects to reduce the financial and staff time burden on non-profits so that they can focus their limited funds on direct interventions with clients experiencing homelessness. Our work makes the entire system of safety net non-profits more sustainable.

Who You Are:
You have excellent organizational and project management skills, and are looking for a way to use them for the good of your community! You’re ready to jump in and make a difference using your experience with management of administration-/project-related details, keeping the work organized and moving forward; using and maintaining a donor database; outreach and research; and working with/managing volunteers.

What You’ll Do:
You will manage smaller renovation projects at shelters—from the first administrative details and forms, to visiting construction sites with builders, to planning events to celebrate the completion of projects—for all current and existing projects. You will assist the Executive Director and CEO with HomeAid Northern Virginia’s program expansion into the greater Washington, D.C. area. This will include, but is not limited to, researching builder and non-profit/service provider partners in Washington, D.C. and creating an expansion timeline.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple renovation projects at one time, including: scheduling project site visits, overseeing project budget, submitting insurance applications for each project, entering project details into donor database, generating thank you notes for project donors, and other duties to ensure the completion of the project
  • Manage relationships with project builders and service providers, ensuring timely communication and that all expectations are met from both parties, helping to overcome obstacles that delay progress of work and serving as the go-to person for both the builder and the service provider to help achieve project goals
  • Assist the Executive Director and CEO in expanding HomeAid Northern Virginia’s reach into Washington, D.C. by creating and maintaining new relationships with builder and non-profit/service providers in the area
  • Plan all details of appreciation luncheons at the completion of each project
  • Assist Executive Director & CEO with admin for larger projects
  • Attend networking/industry events to represent HomeAid; Assist at HomeAid special events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Skills:

  •  Minimum five years’(?) experience with a non-profit organization in the areas of program/project management. College degree preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; must be proficient and concise.
  • Must be flexible and adapt to a changing schedule of activities and priorities.
  • Must be highly organized, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with attention to detail.
  • Must be comfortable with and proficient in delegation of tasks to both staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to relate to people from various backgrounds, experiences, and professions. Must be willing to network and attend relevant events.
  • Must be willing and able to make brief presentations and/or speak in front of small groups.
  • Must be fully proficient with Microsoft Office, internet research, and have experience with donor databases. Familiarity and experience with DonorPerfect, WordPress, and Constant Contact is preferred.
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, superb attitude, and dedication to serving all stakeholders.

Benefits:
This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a fast-paced work environment and wants to gain serious experience in the local non-profit community.

The salary range is $50,000-$60,000 annually. We offer insured benefits of Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance at no cost to the employee (family members can be added to the plan); and retirement plan. We offer a flexible work environment including a 37.5 hour work week, Paid-Time-Off, and professional development opportunities. We observe 10 Federal Holidays as part of the paid-time off package.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to info@homeaidnova.org. Resumes without cover letter will not be considered.

Leadership Fairfax Honors Community Leaders at 2018 Annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards – Congressman Gerry Connolly Recognizes Honorees

By | In the News, News, Uncategorized

Fairfax, VA – Leadership Fairfax honored six community leaders for their visionary and innovative contributions to Fairfax County and the region at the Northern Virginia Leadership Awards (NVLAs) on Friday, December 7, 2018 at a luncheon attended by representatives from government, business and nonprofits at Waterford Receptions. Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly addressed the crowd, stating “You’ve got to have passion. You’ve got to really mean it and you’ve got to exude it.”

The annual event highlights leaders who have made a significant impact in the area through a passionate commitment to community partnerships and volunteer service, furthering Leadership Fairfax’s mission to convene meaningful discussions and strategic thinkers to address community issues. The organization bestows awards in six categories. The 2018 winners are as follows. 

Educational Leadership Award: Dr. Mary Ann Panarelli, Director – Intervention and Prevention Services; Fairfax County Public Schools

Nonprofit Leadership Award for An Organization: HomeAid Northern Virginia

Nonprofit Leadership Award for An Individual: Kerrie Wilson, CEO; Cornerstones

Corporate Leadership Award: Custom Ink

Regional Leadership Award: Maggie Parker, Vice President – Communications; Comstock Companies

Trustee Leadership Award: Major Tyler Corey; Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

The award winners were also recognized by United States Senator Mark Warner’s Outreach Representative in a letter written by the senator, acknowledging the honorees for their commitment to community and volunteer service. This message was continued by Karen Cleveland, CEO and President of Leadership Fairfax who stated, “Our honorees bring our community together and inspire others to be the change they want to see in the world.”

Leadership Fairfax is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that inspires, develops, engages and connects leaders across sectors and experience to impact issues facing Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia region. Through its three programs – Leadership Fairfax Institute. (LFI), Emerging Leaders Institute. (ELI), and Lifetime Leaders Program (LLP) – Leadership Fairfax has graduated over 1,800 community leaders who have logged over 300,000 community service hours serving nonprofits, county commissions and providing direct resource development and services. Leadership Fairfax is located at 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22182. For more information, visit leadershipfairfax.org or call (703) 752-7555.

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2018 Annual Northern VirginiaLeadership Award winners (from L-R): Kristyn Burr, HomeAid Northern Virginia(Nonprofit Leadership – Organization); Major Tyler Corey, Fairfax CountySheriff’s Office (Trustee Leadership Award); Maggie Parker, Comstock Companies(Regional Leadership Award); Grace Spalding, Custom Ink (Corporate Leadership);Dr. Mary Ann Panarelli, Fairfax County Public Schools (Educational Leadership);and Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones (Nonprofit Leadership – Individual).