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A sold-out crowd of more than 800 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency Reston on Thursday, April 10th for the 23rd Annual Best of Reston Awards. The event honored eight outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses for their distinctive service in making the Reston/Herndon community a better place in which to live, play and work. In addition, the 50th year of the founding of Reston and the 100th birthday of its founder, Robert E. Simon, were celebrated.
Mr. Simon served as Honorary Chairman of the event for the second year which was co-chaired by Karen Cleveland (Cleveland Coaching Group) and Casey Veatch (Veatch Commercial Real Estate). The goal to raise a combined total of $1 million dollars over two years to help Cornerstones double its affordable housing units was exceeded by the total of $1,178,000. Cornerstones’ CEO, Kerrie Wilson, announced to the crowd of supporters that the 48-unit apartments at North Point in Reston will be added to Cornerstones’ stock of 53 affordable townhomes in Reston, Herndon and Centerville. The apartment units will provide permanent safe, attractive and affordable housing for working families and families coming out of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter.
Karen Cleveland and Casey Veatch, Best of Reston Co-Chairs — servant leaders who choreograph, coach, cheer and are to be celebrated themselves!
The Best of Reston Leadership Committee — Bill Bouie, Mike Clarke, Jim Cleveland, Karen Cleveland, Mark Ingrao, Joe Ritchey, Ray Ritchey, Casey Veatch, Chuck Veatch and Kerrie Wilson — for their support and for teaching us all about what community can be!
2014 Best of Reston Honorees (L to R):
Bonnie Haukness (Individual Community Leader); Cooley, LLP (Corporate Business Leader); Davida Luehrs (Individual Community Leader); Jerry Ferguson (Individual Community Leader); Cate Lucas Fulkerson (Individual Community Leader); Brennan & Waite, P.L.C. (Small Business Leader); HomeAid Northern Virginia (Civic/Community Leader); Carol Ann Bradley (Individual Community Leader)
2014 Best of Reston Sponsors
The Charles A. Veatch Family
Access National Bank
Atlantic Realty Companies
Reston Community Center
Reston Hospital Center
Virginia Spine Institute
Nancy and Jorge Kfoury
The Bozzuto Group
Cleveland Coaching Group/Karen and Jim Cleveland
Margaret and Shashi Gupta
The JBG Companies
National Counseling Group
Republic Land Development LLC and Republic Family of Companies
Sharon and Jim Todd
Long & Foster Real Estate