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 Update 47


Message from Campaign Chairs            Letter from Executive Director


Response to a Pandemic                     Donor Opportunities


Recognizing Lead 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 Lead Donors

The Arc of Northern Virginia extends its gratitude to these individuals, families, foundations, and companies that helped launch Vision 2020 with the first gifts to the campaign.*



Campaign Visionary:
Julie and Mike Connors

Honorary Vision 2020 Chairs:
Foundation for The Arc of Northern Virginia
Harbitter Family Foundation

Vision 2020 Leaders:
Chartis Federal
The Church Family
Alex Yellin and Sheila Billingsley

Vision 2020 Patron:
Claude and Nancy Keener Charitable Fund

Vision 2020 Champions
Mark and Robin Albert
Karen Chandler
Rikki Epstein and Ron Shapiro
Lissy and Charley John
Ross, Langan & McKendree LLP
The Ruiz Family
Jeff and Sally Wilklow

Vision 2020 Friends:
Stanley & Anna Fijol
The Thomas Family
Carol and Tom Wheeler
The Zoskey Family

* List as of 11/16/2020


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)