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NVAR Cares

NVAR is proud to support charities with direct support, in-kind contributions, staff time and member participation. To find out how you can get involved, contact nvarcares@nvar.com.

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Good Neighbor Award

NVAR Good Neighbor Award

Many of our members modestly donate their time and funds to help improve the lives of others in need. The NVAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes these members who have made a great difference to others. Congratulations to the 2021 NVAR Good Neighbor recipient, Dallison Veach

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NVAR Spirit Award

The Spirit Award honors a brokerage that gives back to the community. Brokerages can self-nominate or be nominated; criteria is not based on funds raised, but by the effort of the brokerage to influence its members’ charitable outreach individually or as a group. Congratulations to our 2021 NVAR Spirit Award winner, Metro DMV Homes.

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Party with a Purpose:

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Party With a Purpose: Members Celebrate in Style While Raising Funds for Worthwhile Causes

Jan 17, 2020, 13:43 PM
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NVAR Cares Committee members gather for a celebratory photo during the second annual Party with a Purpose at The Carlyle Club in Alexandria on Nov. 6.


icon_pers_succTHE NVAR CARES COMMITTEE HOSTED its second annual fundraiser “Party with a Purpose,” at The Carlyle Club in Alexandria on Nov. 6 in partnership with MBH Settlement Group and event sponsors Bright MLS, Cinch Home Services, Ekko Title, Embrace Home Loans, Interstate Moving, Square One Home Inspections and USA Loans. Proceeds collected from event ticket sales and on-site raffle tickets benefited five local Northern Virginia charities. With 114 tickets sold, the NVAR Cares Committee raised more than $6,000 to disburse among the organizations. The 2019 Party with a Purpose Beneficiaries were: Britepaths, HomeAid Northern Virginia, Neighborhood Health, United Community and Wholehearted Foundation. 

Representatives from each beneficiary were invited to speak to the guests about the work of their organizations.

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Representatives from event sponsors join in the evening’s festivities. Pictured (left-right): Nana Yaboah of Ekko Title; Karen Daily Ekofo of Ekko Title; Sherry Skinner of Interstate; Victoria Kiser of Embrace Home Loans; and Kim Mingo of Bright MLS)

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Party with a Purpose event partner MBH is represented by (left-right) CEO Fred Westerlund, Senior Vice President Shannon Doyle, Michelle Diamantes Smith, Shay Twiss, and Janna Wolfe.

Featuring live music by the Special Occasions Band, a prop-filled photo booth, raffled prizes, food and libations, and engraved wine glass party favors donated by Clarry Ellis of Wells Fargo, the event not only fulfilled its mission of doing good in the community, but also delivered a good time to those who attended. With a nod to the art deco-themed venue, many guests arrived donned in “roaring 20’s” attire.

On Dec. 11, the NVAR Cares Committee invited representatives from each of the beneficiary organizations to the NVAR Fairfax headquarters to receive a check for their share of the Party with a Purpose proceeds.

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 2019 NVAR Cares Beneficiaries

  •  AFSP Out of the Darkness
  • Britepaths
  • DC Candle Lighters
  • Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
  • Fenwick Foundation
  • First Home Alliance
  • Good Shepherd Housing
  • Graham Road Elementary
  • Habitat For Humanity NOVA
  • Hero’s Bridge
  • HomeAid NOVA
  • Homestretch
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Neighborhood Health
  • NOVA Mental Health Foundation
  • NOVA Therapeutic Riding Program
  • Pathway Homes
  • Pawfectly Delicious Dog Treats
  • RUACH Fund
  • Shelter House
  • The Brain Foundation
  • United Community
  • Volunteer Alexandria
  • Wholehearted Foundation
  • Women Giving Back
  • ZERO: End Prostate Cancer


Ebony Brown is the NVAR member engagement manager.

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  • Personal Success
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  • Ebony Brown
NVAR Cares Committee Party with a Purpose 2019


These programs have been selected by the NVAR Cares Committee. We invite you to join us in supporting these good causes!

2021 Beneficiaries



The Chris Atwood Foundation




Good Shepherd Housing

HomeAid Northern Virginia


NOVA Mental Health Foundation

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Shelter House


2020 Beneficiaries

50 Alive

Alexandria Community Alliance

Capital Area Food Bank


Fellowship Square

Good Shepherd Housing

Graham Road Elementary School

Habitat for Humanity

Herndon Village Network

Heros Bridge

HomeAid Northern Virginia


Langley Residential Support Services

NOVA Mental Health Foundation

Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Out of the Darkness

Pathway Homes

Phillips Programs

Rebuilding Together

Senior Services of Alexandria

Shelter House

The Brain Foundation

The Chris Atwood Foundation

United Community

Wholehearted Foundation

Women Giving Back

2019 Beneficiaries


Shelter House

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Fairfax County
Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Good shepherd housing logo
Homestretch logo
pathway homes logo
hero's bridge logo

Ronald McDonald House Charities logo

lanier middle school
Lanier Middle School

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out of the darkness walks

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2018 Beneficiaries


Shelter House

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Homestretch logo


chimes virginia logo
first home alliance logo
Good shepherd housing logo
pathway homes logo
home aid nova logo
The Brain Foundation logo
neighborhood health logo
DC Candlelighters Logo
NOVA Mental Health Foundation logo
Women Giving Back logo
afsp logo
wholehearted foundation logo