The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will honor J. Hamilton Lambert at its Sweet Home Virginia Gala on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner. Lambert will receive the Community Foundation”s Leadership Award with about 600 business, philanthropic and community leaders attending the event.
Former Fairfax County Executive and current Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, J. Hamilton Lambert, will be recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for his philanthropic leadership in the area.
He has devoted much of his life to supporting the Northern Virginia community by serving for over thirty organizations, including the George Mason University Foundation, Virginia International University, Center for Excellence in Education – Admiral H. Rickover Foundation, Loudoun County Day School, and Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
“J. Hamilton Lambert has made a tremendous impact in the community by giving his time and resources to investing in Northern Virginia,” said Eileen Ellsworth, president of the Community Foundation. “Lambert’s work at the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation has helped to ensure that the underprivileged are given opportunities to increase their academic competence and enhance their leadership skills.”
The event will feature a dinner, awards presentation and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available and start at $300.
Earlier this Spring, Eileen M. Ellsworth, President of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, joined the Foundation”s National Standards Board.
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We also interviewed Ellsworth about the Community Foundation, founded in 1978, which serves Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. The Foundation supports community development in five areas: child and youth development; poverty relief; health, mental health and aging; education; and members of the military and their families.