We want to thank all of our sponsors, guests, and friends for helping us make “A Motown Experience” Gala a success!
Check out our Photos! Click on any photo to see the whole album.

The Red Carpet Photos by Shane Redman , CornerStone Captures
2016 Red Carpet Photos



The Main Event Photos by Will Schermerhorn, Blueberry Shoes Productions

2016 A Motown Experience Gala



The Photo Booth Photos by Marvin Anani,
The Arc NoVA Gala Photobooth 2016
























The Motown Experience was an incredible night. Few things make me happier than to see legislators, people with disabilities, family members, and our community at large laughing side by side, connecting with each other, and supporting The Arc of Northern Virginia’s work.

– Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy, The Arc of Northern Virginia



On Saturday, October 22, 2016, The Arc of Northern Virginia will held its 2016 “A Motown Experience” Gala and the evening was the event of the season! The evening featured:

  • Reception and Dinner
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Live Music and Dancing featuring David Akers and the Soul Shakers
  • Our Inaugural “Commitment to Employment of Persons with Disabilities” Awards

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 54-year history of serving our community.

We hope to see you in 2018!

Ron Shapiro and Rikki Epstein say "See you in 2018!"
Ron Shapiro & Rikki Epstein say…”See you all in 2018!”


The Connection writer Steve Hibbard covred the event. Read his article.

Jerry Ferguson from Fairfax Public Access, Channel 10 will be adding our event to the community line-up airing. Look for a glimpse of us in December.
“Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax County’s Community Television & Radio”

Our Sponsors

 (As of October 15, 2016)


Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia


Chartis Consulting
The Church Family
Mike and Julie Connors
Fred & Joan Flippin
Key Private Bank


Sheila Billingsley and Alex Yellin
Community Residences, Inc.
Sharon and Conner Cummings
The Egan Family
Rikki Epstein & Friends
Kelly and Alan Harbitter, Harbitter Family Foundation
King & Spalding LLP


American College of Commerce & Technology
Cheri and Harold Belkowitz, Belkowitz Law, PLLC
The Burke Family
Jessica and Raymond Burmester
Cardinal Bank
Sue and Ken Cohn
Stanley and Ki Sun Fijol
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
The Hallman Family
Jill’s House
Maryn and Michael Leland
Steven and Bertra Bradford McGann
Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group
Moms In Motion
Brandy Nannini
Needham Mitnick & Pollack
Stephen and Christine Plummer
Ross, Langan & McKendree LLP
Tom & Carol Skelly
Judd Stone and Elizabeth Yost
The Law Office of Michael D. Toobin
Frank L. Trippett & Linda Trippett
Carol and Tom Wheeler
Jeff and Sally Wilklow