Inspire & Empower – A 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

International Ballroom at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner


You’re invited to walk the red carpet, pose for paparazzi, and immerse yourself in the fun of the Art Deco and Great Gatsby era. 
This year, The Arc of Northern Virginia’s fall fundraising gala celebrates 60 years of service!


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The star-studded evening features:

Open-bar Cocktail Reception    Silent Auction    Seated, Gourmet Dinner    Live Auction    Amazing Live Music and Dancing


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Aimee Cho, Reporter, NBC4 Washington, will serve as our Master of Ceremonies.
Aimee grew up in Great Falls, Virginia. During her time at NBC4, Aimee has won three awards for her work as a multimedia journalist, shooting, writing and editing stories, including an Emmy Award for a profile of a beloved Bethesda football coach with Down syndrome.




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An incredible collection of items is being curated for the LIVE and SILENT Auctions.  Bid on vacations, sports and theater packages, jewelry and fine arts, gourmet meals, spa treatments, and much more!





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Live dance music will be provided by the fabulous David Akers and the Soul Shakers. This energizing band of musicians includes a horn section and a rhythm section that is second to none. We hope you’ll come ready to dance and enjoy songs from the soundtrack of your life.






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Premier Level Sponsors

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Gold Level Sponsors

The Harbitter Family Fund

McCandlish Lillard logo


Sony Corporation of America logo

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Silver Level Sponsors

Patricia and Thomas Connally
Members Trust Company
Northrup Grumman


Bronze Level Sponsors

The Burmester Family
Rikki Epstein and Ron Shapiro
FreshEye Innovative Solutions
Hartwood Foundation, Inc.
Ross, Langan & McKendree LLP
Michael and Karen Thomas
United Bank



(sponsor list updated as of 8/11/2022)


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Since our first gala event in 2007, we have been fortunate to have the support of generous businesses, corporations, organizations, families, and individuals.  Our gala sponsors, through their contributions to the event, help ensure that the funds raised from this signature event are maximized to support and expand programs and services to the individuals and families we serve.  It’s also a great way to associate your name with a highly-respected charitable organization and at the same time demonstrate your commitment to serving our community.


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The Gala helps to raise important funds that make possible all of our programs, services, and advocacy education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Please join us in making this year the most successful in The Arc of Northern Virginia’s 60-year history of serving our community.


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For more information on The Arc of Northern Virginia 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration, please contact Howard Stregack, Director of Development by phone at 703-208-1119 ext. 102, or email




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