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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Holds Sweet Home Virginia Gala

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Raises funds to support local critical needs

Oakton, VA (October 30, 2013) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia held the 2013 Sweet Home Virginia Gala Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner. Over 600 philanthropic, business, and community leaders gathered to celebrate the charitable work done by the Community Foundation and to raise funds – over $440,000 this year – to support the Foundation’s ongoing work in areas of critical need.

This event honored J. Hamilton Lambert, former Fairfax County Executive and current Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation with the 2013 Community Leadership award. The award is presented annually for outstanding community service and dedication to improving the quality of life for all Northern Virginians.

Along with the dinner and award ceremony, guests at the gala participated in live and silent auctions to benefit the Community Foundation’s work in the region.  The silent auction included luxury gifts, quick getaways, souvenirs for the Sports Fan, and more!  The live auction offered unique experiences such as a holiday home decorating and catered dinner, the opportunity to attend fighter pilot school, and an African safari trip.

The 2013 Sweet Home Virginia Gala celebrated the Community Foundation’s 35-year history of partnering with donors to increase the impact of their giving in the Northern Virginia region.

“The Sweet Home Virginia Gala is our largest event of the year.  This year we celebrated the Community Foundation’s 35-year history of partnering with donors to increase the impact of their giving in the Northern Virginia region,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. “The success of this event is a result of our motivation to continue to convene community leaders and philanthropists to work together for the benefit of the Northern Virginia region.”

About the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia:

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a public charity that grows philanthropy to help meet the most critical needs of the community. Comprised of giving circles, donor advised funds, community investment funds and scholarship funds, the Community Foundation engages donors and grantees in building the Northern Virginia community. The Community Foundation also engages in research to assess the region’s critical needs. Find more information at www.cfnova.org.

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