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.
THE 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.
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)
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.
2019 NVAR Cares Beneficiaries
- AFSP Out of the Darkness
- 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
- 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.