Vision 2020 Campaign

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Vision 2020 was created to ensure that we can continue to serve families throughout the crisis and position us to start next year on the strongest foundation possible. Your gift to Vision 2020 offers immediate resources that are directed to current needs and opportunities in our community.

Vision 2020 Campaign Final Update


Message from Campaign Chairs            Letter from Executive Director


Response to a Pandemic                     Donor Opportunities


Recognizing Our Donors                      Make a Donation









spokespersonA Message from our Campaign Chairs

The Arc of Northern Virginia was founded in 1962. Almost six decades later, we now serve more than 39,000 people with ID/DD of all ages and their families—families that depend on our programs and services, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Campaign Chairs Doug Church and Chuck Kettenacker explain Vision 2020 and present the case for support.




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The Arc of Northern Virginia can and will continue to deliver lifesaving service and critical information, education, and referrals to our families. Our work is too important. Lives hang in the balance. But we can only be there for those families if YOU are there for us in this time of crisis.


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A Letter from our Executive Director

Executive Director Rikki Epstein presents the case for supporting our Vision 2020 Campaign, and asks for your support.  Rikki also recognizes two very generous supporters who are matching donations up to $25,000.  Thanks to Julie and Mike Connors, you donation now has TWICE the impact.



donationResponse to a Pandemic

Read the words of those who have benefitted by The Arc of Northern Virginia. Learn how the hard working staff at The Arc of Northern Virginia continued to make critical services and essential programs available during the pandemic.





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awards iconRecognizing Our Donors

The Arc of Northern Virginia extends its gratitude to these individuals, families, foundations, and companies that are helping to make Vision 2020 a reality with generous gifts to the campaign.*



Campaign Visionary:
Julie and Mike Connors

Honorary Vision 2020 Chairs:
Foundation for The Arc of Northern Virginia
Harbitter Family Foundation
The Jacquemin Family Foundation
Maria Grazia Panaro Foundation

Vision 2020 Leaders:
Chartis Federal
The Church Family
Randolph D. Rouse Foundation
Alex Yellin and Sheila Billingsley

Vision 2020 Patrons:
Alloy Family Foundation
Janet and Edward Bixby
Claude and Nancy Keener Charitable Fund
The Leland Family
David J. O’Connor
Phyllis and Keith Talbert
Adam Warshavsky

Vision 2020 Champions:
Mark and Robin Albert
Robert and Kim Beaton
Daniel Bell
Michael and June Beyer
CertaPro Painters of Springfield, VA
Karen Chandler
Francis and Janice Cirillo
Donald and Leona Drazin
Dungan Family Foundation
Carol and Robert Edwards
The Egan Family
Rikki Epstein and Ron Shapiro
Edward and Jennifer Greene
The Hallbach Family Fund
Paul and Maureen Hallman
Maria Huotari-Ross and Michael Ross
Diana and John Jaeger
Lissy and Charley John
Sue and Peter Keisler
Lawrence B. Taishoff Foundation
James and Ruthann McDivitt
Karen and David McDonald
Thomas and Sonya Ricketts
Ross, Langan & McKendree LLP
The Ruiz Family
Moira and Thomas Saucedo
The Setty Family Foundation
Thomas and Carol Skelly
Roy Swift, Ph.D
Michael and Merle Toobin
United Bank
Martha VanDriel
Dru Ann Vlissides and Steven Rolander
Jeff and Sally Wilklow
Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela

Vision 2020 Friends:
John Anderson
Doug and Chris Barbee
Suzanne and Larry Butcher
Gayle Drisco
Carl and Mary Ann Ericson
Stanley & Anna Fijol
Richard and Ellen Flaherty
Sharon and Jonathan Franklin
Susan Haller
The Hamilton Family
Thomas and Elizabeth Hefferon
Erik Hoffman
Laurie Howick
Joan Kasprowicz
Sheila Kuders
Anna Maria Marsili
Steven Martin
Edward O’Brien
Kenneth and Jane Plum
Jeffrey Porro
Seibert Wright Family
The Shelby Family
Marjorie R. Sims
Jeanette Slattery
Larry and Suzanne Stein
Stephen and Valeria Stewart
Pat and Lori Stillman
Howard Stregack and Ellen Bloom
The Thomas Family
Robert and Malaly Volpi
Dawn Ward
Carol and Tom Wheeler
The Williams Family
Wanda Wiser
Alyssa and David Zawicki
The Zoskey Family

* List as of 1/15/2021


All gifts of $100 or above will be included in a final recognition list at the conclusion of the Vision 2020 campaign.
Gifts of all amounts are deeply appreciated and make a critical difference.

Donor Opportunities

The Arc of Northern Virginia appreciates gifts and donations that enable us to adapt to a changing environment, implement emerging technologies, and assess new needs while still delivering the critical services and programs our families count on. There are numerous major gift opportunities available during the Vison 2020 Campaign. We can work with individuals, foundations and corporations to create the giving vehicle that is right for you.





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Information & Referral Portal

Ask specific questions about developmental disabilities, and you’ll get an immediate response with links to some of our most commonly used resources. Then you’ll get a personal follow-up response from an expert staff member to help you find anything you need and give you a point of contact for future questions.




Resource Library

We’ve curated a ‘one-stop shop’ full of fact sheets, one-pagers, handouts, guidebooks, and FAQ’s.  These guides and documents contain a wealth of information, and we are constantly adding new resources to the library.  Be sure to bookmark the link so you can easily find the information whenever you need it.





Our YouTube channel is filled with recorded webinars to help you hear and see answers to your most difficult questions.  There are over 100 videos posted, on a dynamic range of subjects.




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For more information on supporting The Arc of Northern Virginia, please contact
Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 ext. 102 or email

The Arc of Northern Virginia (Tax ID# 54-0675506)