Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Sweet Home Virginia Gala Raises $490K

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded the 2014 Community Leadership Award to Richard Duvall (second from right), and Holland & Knight LLP for their philanthropic leadership and dedication to community service in the region at the Sweet Home Virginia Gala on 10-10-14.  Stuart Mendelsohn (forth from right) served as the Gala co-chair. They are joined by family and other members of the Holland & Knight law firm.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded the 2014 Community Leadership Award to Richard Duvall (second from right), and Holland & Knight LLP for their philanthropic leadership and dedication to community service in the region at the Sweet Home Virginia Gala. Stuart Mendelsohn (forth from right) served as the Gala co-chair. They are joined by family and other members of the Holland & Knight law firm.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Sweet Home Virginia Gala honored Richard Duvall, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in the Government Contracts and Litigations practices, and the Holland & Knight law firm with the 2014 Community Leadership Award.

The Oct. 10 event, attended by 600 business leaders, philanthropists and community organizers, raised approximately $490,000 to support the Community Foundation’s work, impact and capacity to grow philanthropy to meet the most critical needs of the Northern Virginia region.

“Richard Duvall and Holland & Knight are models of outstanding volunteer service in the region,” Eileen Ellsworth, President of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, said. “They have had a profound impact on the organizations with which they have been involved. Their dedication to supporting local needs demonstrates the incredible value they place on community service, and I was delighted to bring the work and accomplishments of Richard Duvall and Holland & Knight LLP into the spotlight by honoring them with this year’s Community Leadership Award.”

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The Community Leadership Award is the longest-standing community-based recognition award in Northern Virginia that honors outstanding community service.

Along with the dinner and award ceremony, guests at the gala participated in live and silent auctions.

Support for the Community Foundation’s Sweet Home Virginia Gala was provided by Presenting sponsor Holland & Knight LLP, and Platinum sponsors ACADEMI, Booz Allen Hamilton, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, and David and Carol Young.

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The event was co-chaired by Stuart Mendelsohn of Holland & Knight and Hilary Fordwich of Strelmark LLC. Please click here to view more photos from the event.

 

 

 

 

 

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