NVFS Road to Independence Gala

Celebrating Northern Virginia’s stories and heroes

The Road to Independence Gala provides a festive and elegant setting for community and business leaders and supporters to celebrate the solid foundations of well-being that NVFS helps create for families and individuals. It also recognizes the generous donors and supporters who are dedicated to giving back to the community in which they live, to help ensure that their neighbors reach their full potential.

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More than $600,000 was raised at the 2017 Road to Independence Gala to help lift families out of poverty and create a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

We were honored to recognize the tremendous impact that our Legend of Northern Virginia, Frank Wolf, and Community Champion, Karen Cleveland, have each had on our community. Their actions and words reminded us all of the incredible effect people can have when they are able to fulfill their purpose. We also heard NVFS clients share how our programs gave them the tools they needed to improve not only their own lives, but the lives of their families.

Thanks to your generosity and support, we will continue to connect families and individuals with the resources they need to create solid foundations of well-being and realize their full potentials.

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Thank you to our 2017 Gala sponsors!

“Because of NVFS, we are able to build our family both with ‘forever’ children through adoption and ‘forever in our heart’ children through foster care. NVFS will always hold a special place in our hearts!”
– Mandi & Aaron Brown, NVFS Foster Care parents