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
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.