Please join us for the 2021 Spirit of Community celebration on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM. As Arlington Community Foundation marks three decades of service this fall, this year’s Spirit of Community will honor three extraordinary people who embody Arlington’s Spirit of Community, Advocacy, and Volunteerism. In addition to recognizing these three extraordinary individuals, the program will feature Arlington youth and business leaders who have stepped up to meet the historic challenges of the last two years in inspiring and innovative ways.
Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Sponsorships of the virtual celebration support Arlington Community Foundation’s operations and mission-critical programming including scholarships, Bridges Out of Poverty, and grants to community organizations. We welcome both individual and company/organization sponsorships at all levels.
For more information about sponsorships, click here for a pdf of the opportunities available. To become a sponsor and pay online by credit card, click here. This form can also be printed and mailed to Arlington Community Foundation with your payment by check. If you have any questions please contact Natalia Muniz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-243-4785 ext. 200.
- Jade Gong and Greg Frey
- The Nassetta Family
- Glenn and Gerri Ferguson
- Hon. William T. Newman, Jr. and Ms. Sheila Johnson
- John Andelin and Ginger Geoffrey
- Ron and Kit Gordon
- Arlington Free Clinic
- Christopher and Paige Finger
- Cindy and Joe McMahon Jr. and Ventera Corporation
- Deborah Gandy
- Dorchester Apartments & Towers by Lola C. Reinsch, Reinsch Pierce Family Foundation
- Jeanne Broyhill and Joe Ventrone
- John Benton and David Briggs
- Loren Friedman and Patricia Rodriguez
- Richard and Jean Barton
- Nancy Snell
- Thomas and Patricia Connally
- Arlington Law Group
- Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.
- Ed and Terry Orzechowski
- Jason Howell Company
- John and Chris Milliken
- Kathy Cameron
- Peggy Richardson
- United Bank
- Brad and Diane Smith
- Gary and Vicki Kirkbride
- George Varoutsos
- Hon. Karen Darner
- Jones, Mead & Associates
- Krysta Jones and Susan Anderson
- Marion D. Spraggins
- Mary and Patrick Hynes
- Meg Tuccillo
- Michael and Kristy George
- Sarah Nordstrom
Make a Donation
Please consider a gift to Arlington Community Foundation. These funds help the Foundation support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, arts and cultural, educational, health and human services, or environmental needs in our community.
Arlington’s Guarantee is a new guaranteed income pilot that aims to provide cash relief of $500 to 200 low income working families in Arlington every month for 18 months. The 200 participants are randomly selected from a group meeting the eligibility criteria. Launched in partnership with Arlington County Department of Human Services, this new initiative equips families with funds that can be used for whatever is needed most in real time.
The Community Fund helps the Foundation support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, arts and cultural, educational, health and human services, or environmental needs in our community.
COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Community Scholarship Fund offers one-year scholarships and provides the Foundation with opportunities to help our Arlington students. This Fund provides scholarships to high school seniors of merit and financial need whom may not be eligible for one of the named scholarships established by individual donors and businesses.
William T. Newman, Jr.
Spirit of Community Award
The Honorable William T. Neman, Jr. serves as Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Virginia. A life-long Arlingtonian, he is known for his active engagement in the county. Prior to his election to the bench by the General Assembly, Judge Newman had served as the Chair of the Arlington County Board, and has been active in a number of local and legal organizations. Judge Newman has also received the prestigious William L. Winston Award from the Arlington County Bar Foundation (ACBF). He is married to Sheila Johnson.
Judge Newman is the founder and president emeritus of the Arlington Community Foundation. Inspired by the San Francisco Community Foundation’s role in responding to a city in need following the 1989 earthquake, Judge Newman proposed the establishment of a community foundation to serve Arlington. Since awarding its first two grants in 1993, the Foundation has continued to grow its assets in order to address community needs now and in the future.
In 1993, the Arlington Community Foundation awarded the first Spirit of Community award to the late Joan Cooper. Named in honor of Judge Newman, the award was established to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a tireless and unselfish commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington.
About Arlington Community Foundation
Arlington Community Foundation was established in 1991 to serve as a permanent community endowment built by the gifts and charitable legacies of individuals, families and businesses for the betterment of Arlington County. As a grantmaker, convener and sponsor of special initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the needs of Arlingtonians, and address the most critical issues of our time to ensure that our community provides opportunity for everyone.