A special partnership began more than two decades ago when the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce joined forces with Cornerstones in a signature annual business and social event that raises funds and showcases community involvement and corporate philanthropy and engagement at its best. Established in 1990, the Best of Reston Community Service Awards Gala honors individuals, organizations, businesses and partnerships in the greater Reston/Dulles community that make distinctive differences in the lives of others.
This event highlights individuals, organizations and businesses that make our community the unique and marvelous place it is, while raising funds to support the mission of Cornerstones to provide affordable housing and help families and individuals build more stable lives. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of Reston’s founding and in that special year, the Best of Reston proceeds from a two-year fundraising campaign raised over $1 million that enabled Cornerstones to preserve—and secure as affordable forever—50 homes located in one of Reston’s village centers just minutes away from the Metro Silver Line and public transit access!
This partnership between the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones is just one example of how we are investing to build a vibrant, thriving and connected community, and to model Reston founder Robert E. Simon’s vision of a community where all may “live, work, play and serve.”
The following honorees will be recognized at the 24th Annual Best of Reston Awards Gala on Thursday, April 30, 2015:
(Left to Right)
Civic/Community Organization: His Hidden Treasures (Troy and Lois Hughes, Founders)
Small Business Leader: Maid Bright (Maria Fedick, Office Manager; Yusuf and Zeynep Mehmetoglu, Owners)
Corporate Business Leader: Leidos (Mike Coogan, Director, Corporate Responsibility)
Corporate Business Leader: MAXIMUS (Susan Boren, Mark Andrekovich, Tom Romeo, President, Federal Services)
Individual Community Leader: Francis C. Steinbauer
Vade Bolton-Ann Rodriquez Legacy Award: Casey Veatch
Individual Community Leader: Larry Butler
Check out highlights of the 23rd Annual Best of Reston Awards Gala