2019 Raise the Region Gala Honors MG Carl H. McNair, Jr. (RET)

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Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation holds a gala event every year. The 2019 Raise the Region Gala honors MG Carl H. McNair, Jr. (RET). The Northern Virginia Community Wealth Building Team will also be celebrated that evening.

The gala will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner (7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean).  Purchase tickets and sponsorships here. This black-tie event will feature a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and silent and live auctions. Ki Ho Kang of KIHOMAC, Inc. is the gala chair; Matt Quinn of Quinn’s Auction Gallery is the auctioneer.

Community Leadership Award

The 2019 Community Leadership Award Presentation honors Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. (RET). The award is the longest standing community-based recognition in Northern Virginia.

General McNair served in the U.S. 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. He served on multiple boards and has championed local nonprofit organizations that support military families and veterans. The U.S. Military Academy named him a Distinguished Graduate of West Point in 2011, an honor accorded fewer than 100 graduates to that date. In 2015, he was selected as the 89th “Living Legend of Aviation.”

Hilton Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is offering a special overnight rate of $99.00 plus tax on Friday, Oct. 4 to guests attending the event. (Rate is for single/double occupancy and is subject to local and state taxes and service fee.)
Book your room by Sept. 20 to take advantage of this offer! Please call 800-445-8667 to make your reservation, and inform the reservations agent that you are with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Raise the Region Gala or CFNV as “group code.” Or you can go online to reserve your rooms.

Auction Sneak Peek

This year’s LIVE AUCTION offers fabulous vacation adventures and accommodations ready to invite along family and friends! Adventures abound during a Sea Turtle Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica, skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and a dream getaway including a private jet to Sea Island, Georgia.

This year’s SILENT AUCTION offers our guests a catalog of opportunities to dine, explore and experience the best our region has to offer. From adventures around the Beltway to getaways near and far, you can explore over 100 exciting items and head home a winner!
The Drive Away, Wear Away, Get Away Raffle will feature two chances to win a weekend rental of a top-of-the-line luxury sports car as well, the chance to go home with a stunning jewelry piece, or a three-day trip to the Caribbean.
The silent auction will open early for bidding. Details to come soon!

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