Please join us for Cornerstones’ 50th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 30, 2021
50th Anniversary Celebration Chairs
Setting the Stage for Cornerstones' Next 50 Years
On September 30, 2021* we invite you to join Cornerstones for a fun and inspirational evening, in-person and virtual, honoring the many diverse leaders and partners who helped shape our work and impact over the past 50 years.
No one predicted what 2020 would mean for us as individuals, as a community, or as a society. During the economic downturn and ongoing pandemic, it is clear our work is needed now more than ever. It will take all of us working together to rebuild our community and ensure that everyone in Northern Virginia can fully participate and prosper.
Cornerstones 50th Anniversary Celebration is one you do not want to miss!
To celebrate our community’s milestones, we will bring together hundreds of partners, faith leaders, nonprofit allies, advocates, and supporters. We look forward to sharing how we are rebuilding the economic health, stability, and vibrancy of Northern Virginia.
Cornerstones’ 50th Anniversary Celebration is our largest and most pivotal fundraiser of the year. Your generous sponsorship of the Celebration allows us to respond to our community’s emerging challenges, expand our impact and service boundaries, and helps ensure that Northern Virginia is an extraordinary place to live and work for generations to come. We hope you will consider adding your support alongside the many companies and individuals that have already joined in our efforts.
What are the Mask and Vaccine Requirements at The Barns at Wolf Trap and the Reston Community Center?
Cornerstones is pleased to offer both in-person and virtual opportunities for our supporters and community to join in celebrating its 50th Anniversary event on September 30, 2021.
For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, Cornerstones will adopt the guidelines in use by its venue hosts that follow federal, state, and local guidelines for COVID-19 safety.
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Mask Policy: Masks will be required except when actively eating and drinking. Cornerstones branded masks will be available for all guests.
Vaccination Status: Cornerstones will require all guests in attendance at indoor celebration events at The Barns at Wolf Trap to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results (PCR or Rapid Antigen Test) dated within 48 hours of September 30th.
Reston Community Center
Mask Policy: Masks will be required except when actively eating and drinking. This applies to people who are vaccinated as well as those who are not. An individual’s vaccination status is their private concern – we ask attendees to refrain from making inquiries about vaccination status of each other. Cornerstones branded masks will be available for all guests.
Mask-wearing, handwashing, social distancing and conducting a health self-check prior to attending the Celebration will continue to help people stay healthy. Getting vaccinated is the best protection for any individual and we urge anyone who is eligible to become vaccinated. Because vaccination is still not available to youth under 12 years old, we all can continue to take steps to protect those children who are watching us all the time.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration of our attendees.
Many thanks to our 50th Anniversary Celebration Fundraising Committee Members for their extraordinary support with this year’s event.
The following is a list of committee members as of May 2021
- Doug Bushée, Gartner
- Karen Cleveland, Leadership Fairfax
- Mike Cooley, Kajeet
- Jeff Detwiler, Long and Foster
- Col. Helmut Frietzsche, German Armed Forces Command
- Leila Gordon, Reston Community Center
- Roberta L. Gosling, Creative Strategies
- Robert Goudie
- Dee (Deepak) Kakar, M&T Bank
- Charles Kapur, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
- Craig B. Kendall, Financial Investments, Inc.
- Joe Koszarek, Deloitte
- Sara Leonard
- Chris Oliver, ID Technologies
- Don Owens and Chris Griffin, Griffin Owens Insurance
- Maggie Parker, Partnership Reston, Inc.
- Joe Ritchey, Transwestern
- Lawrence W. Schwartz, Commonwealth Advisory, LLC, Chair, Cornerstones Board of Directors, and Lisa J. Carter Schwartz
- Bob Van Hoecke
- Danny Vargas, VARCom Solutions, LLC
- Kerrie & Rick Wilson
Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors!
Funds raised through the 50th Anniversary Celebration help us continue to provide our safety-net services and programs and support the next phase of our critical work in Northern Virginia. We are grateful to the following individuals and companies for their generous sponsorship of Cornerstones’ 50th Anniversary Celebration. Please consider joining them.