VADE BOLTON-ANN RODRIGUEZ LEGACY AWARD
A Character Coach Who Counts
Casey Veatch is a true child of Reston. He grew up during Reston’s formative years and directly witnessed and faithfully engaged in the values on which the community was founded, including the twin cornerstones of inclusion and diversity.
From the examples set by his father, Charles Veatch, a past Best of Reston honoree, and others, Casey learned that accomplishing big things requires that everyone contribute what they can to the success of the “team.” He says, “The people around me showed me how to be a good person and how great a difference one good person can make.”
A dedicated volunteer for many different organizations, Casey leads by example and inspires others to follow suit, to find their own passions and connect them to their communities. An active listener with a boundless natural curiosity and a strong faith, his own passions and capacity to mentor are informed by a keen and genuine interest in the capabilities of others and what motivates them. “One of the gifts God gave me is to see potential in people,” he says.
He has generously supported and cultivated leadership through his work with Leadership Fairfax, his faith community of Reston Bible Church, Northern Virginia Family Service, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and numerous children’s sports teams. Whether helping youngsters gain confidence, adults build businesses and achieve a truer sense of their capabilities, or organizations like Cornerstones raise funds to support their work, he unequivocally believes “I get much more out of what I do than what I give.”