We are very thankful to our 2021 Sponsors! Their support is crucial to our mission! Please keep them in mind when you are in need of services- support the businesses that support us!
*Marquee Sponsor* Phyllis & Sid Bresler AND Robert I Schattner Foundation Inc. *Communitarian Sponsor* First Excel Titleis recognized as a Top Title Company for a reason. They can handle all of your real estate settlement needs – buying, selling, refinancing your current home or even building your dream home! Call them at 703-259-0840 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at www.firstexcel.net
*Registration Sponsor* JDA Custom Homes- Founded in 1992 by Dennis E. Rice, J.D.A. Custom Homes, Inc. is an established premier custom homebuilder, specializing in unique custom build and design. J.D.A. specializes in building single-family custom homes. J.D.A. works with local architects to offer its clients construction management services as well as architectural and site design. Dennis and his daughter, Jordan Rice, partner with their clients to design and build them their dream homes. Learn more at www.jdacustomhomes.com.
*Silent Auction Sponsor* NRC Landscape Construction- is a family owned and operated, design, build, Landscape Construction Company specializing in pool renovation, Hardscape Installations, retaining walls, landscape design & installation and Outdoor Living Spaces. They also offer snow removal services. Established in 2003, NRC has grown to be the premiere installer of Concrete Pavers, Retaining walls and stone. With tens of thousands of square feet installed all over Northern Virginia, we are confident that you have been amazed by our extraordinary work in the past. NRC is a Class A, RBC Licensed Contractor. *Raffle Sponsor* The Mya Group at MVB Mortgage – The Mya Group at Intercoastal Mortgage –Mya leads a team of dynamic accomplished residential mortgage lenders whose experience has helped countless families realize their dreams. By working at Intercoastal Mortgage, one of the largest Mid-Atlantic region’s mortgage companies, The Mya Group has a wide variety of home lending solutions. From first time homebuyers to real estate investors, we have financing for almost everyone. As the Senior Vice President of Construction Lending, not only is Mya an active originator working with realtors but she is also a local lender who works with the area’s top builders and guides her clients through the homebuilding and renovation process. She is ranked Top 1% Nationally by Mortgage Executive Magazine, Top Women Originators by Scotsman Guide and Top/Best Mortgage Lender by Washingtonian Magazine
*Virtual Swag Bag Sponsor* Hometown Title & Escrow, LLC- offers exceptional customer service for both residential and commercial transactions. Their expertise, experience and individual attention ensures that all the details of your transaction are handled professionally, properly and efficiently. *Champion Sponsor* Curran Moher Weis- is a law firm dedicated to helping families through divorce, child custody and other family law matters. With locations in Fairfax and Alexandria, the firm has attorneys trained in a variety of divorce processes - guiding clients to the most civil, beneficial outcome for them and their families. Curran Moher Weis is also focused on giving back to the Northern Virginia community it serves, regularly supporting and donating to a number of local organizations that focus on supporting children and families. *Event Program Sponsor* NDI Custom Homes is a family owned and operated custom home builder serving clients across Northern Virginia since 1988. They provide exceptional value and quality and service through their personalized experience. NDI is passionate about working with clients to build a house they are proud to call home.
*Bourbon Street Basket Sponsor* One Neighborhood Foundation-Supporting restaurants and providing meals to frontliners, first responders, essential workers and local heroes.
*EventStream Sponsor* Govan Builders-The Excitement is Building. It probably comes as no surprise to you that every home is unique and deserves its own building plan. We can give you an idea of how much your personal project will cost based on your location, size, house structure and your personal desires. Contact us for the most accurate estimate of your project's cost. How does it work? Their Principal Owner, Dan, meets with you to understand exactly what you want and then creates a plan that will not only make that happen, but will do so around your schedule and budget.
*Volunteer Recognition Sponsor* The Govan Real Estate Group's number one priority is making sure their client is happy. Whether it is helping them sell their home or finding their dream home to buy, they listen to their client's needs and provide them expert guidance and genuine support through the entire real estate transaction.
*Purple Beads Sponsor* Jonathan and Lauren Kinard
Alexander Randolph- has been providing Investment & Wealth Management and Tax & Accounting Services for individuals and businesses since 1991. Their primary objective is to provide services of exceptional quality and comprehensiveness which are tailored to address the individual needs and circumstances of each client. Alexander Randolph is comprised of individuals with diverse professional backgrounds enabling our clients to draw on a substantial body of experience. Their staff has an extensive level of education and professional training as they strive to provide the highest level of expertise. In addition, they continually scrutinize ourselves and the marketplace to ensure they are providing the most innovative solutions to meet the needs of their clients. In working with clients, they place a strong emphasis on developing and maintaining personal relationships. They are committed to thoroughly understanding our client’s objectives in order to provide meaningful and customized solutions.
National Capital Bank (NCB)-is a full-service community bank headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with branch offices in Friendship Heights and the Courthouse/Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. As the oldest bank in the District of Columbia, NCB has been providing quality banking products and services to the residents and businesses of the Nation’s Capital since 1889. Committed to their founding principle that “customers come first,” their employees are dedicated to making every transaction an exceptional and rewarding experience. NCB also operates residential mortgage, commercial and construction lending departments and a wealth management services division, The National Capital Financial Group.
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh PC- More than a land use and real estate law firm, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh has grown to offer a comprehensive array of legal services to serve their clients. For over 35 years, they have provided commercial real estate services with a broad and diverse practice focusing on land development, urban planning, and zoning. They have expanded to provide legal services in complex commercial and business litigation, business transactions, eminent domain matters, and estate planning and have built a reputation for providing trusted legal guidance and responsiveness to the increasingly complex legal problems their clients face. Their firm’s dynamic environment promotes exceptional service and communication, as principals and associates work side-by-side to better serve clients. This cohesive atmosphere allows them to staff efficiently, deliver high-quality service and consistently meet deadlines. *Platinum Beads Sponsors* Bey & Cotropia-Collectively, Bey & Cotropia have more than 15 years of Am Law 100 law firm attorney experience, 10 years (and counting) of law professor experience, 4 years of U.S. Patent & Trademark Office patent examiner experience, 2 years of Federal Circuit clerk experience and dozens of scholarly articles, speeches, presentations, and panel appearances addressing patent law and other intellectual property issues. With degrees in physics, electrical engineering and computer engineering, as well as industry experience from internships with Texas Instruments and the Naval Research Laboratory, they can and do handle patent matters across multiple technological disciplines.
Laura Schwartz is a local real estate agent with McEnearney Associates, who focuses on Vienna and the surrounding orange line areas. Laura has been named the "2020 Face of Vienna Real Estate" by the Washingtonian Magazine, where she's also earned a spot on the Top Agents list since 2015. She's also a top agent as ranked by Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, and Arlington Magazine. She's an active member of Vienna Moms, a Vienna Little League Sponsor, and involved in the Vienna Elementary School community, where her sons attend school. You can learn more about Laura at guidingyourmove.com
*Gold Beads Sponsors* Freedom Bank strives to provide compelling ideas, relevant financial products and exceptional service to their clients in the way they wish to be served. They concentrate on industry verticals to deliver unique, sector-specific solutions and have market executives to engage local businesses and communities. Through the use of innovative technology, network of sales offices, and a team of experienced bankers, they make banking functional and convenient for you and your business.
Jimmy and Kristen Bierman
Geller Law Group- offers legal services personally tailored to meet the needs of small businesses, families and individuals. Whether you need legal representation for your business or for your family, the Geller Law Group provides high quality legal services at affordable rates: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Advance Medical Directive, Trusts, Child Guardianship & Family Legal Documents; General Counsel to Small Businesses; General Counsel to Families & Individuals, Trademark Law; and Business Consulting Services.
Partner Insurance- Partner Insurance is an independent Erie Insurance brokerage in Fairfax, VA specializing in managing business and personal insurance portfolios for their DMV area clientele. Over the past 17 yrs. their staff has developed a specialized niche insuring the artisan construction trades with a focus on pro-actively managing open claim reserves to deliver our policyholders the lowest net cost. “We appreciate what BRAWS does in supporting our local community/women and are grateful for the opportunity to lend our support!”
Preferred Insurance- located in Fairfax, Virginia and Leesburg Virginia has focused on providing outstanding service to individuals, families, and businesses in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area. Working with the top insurance providers in the country, they are able to offer remarkable selection of products and services including; auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, business insurance, renters insurance, and more! They emphasize quality and excellence and place a high value on maintaining a strong relationship of trust and service with each of their clients.
United Bank- At United, they value all of the relationships they have built since 1839. They are committed to providing each relationship with an unmatched level of service. While they offer competitive products, services, rates, and technology, the level of service they provide and their commitment to building relationships is what sets United apart from their competitors.
Wendy and Joe Rosner
*Yardi Bras Sponsor* Card My Yard- Fairfax, Dulles, Leesburg, Falls Church & Centreville. Card My Yard exists to serve their communities with joy and partner with local organizations to help them celebrate. As the premier yard greeting company they strive to grow and expand while serving the needs of their customers.
*Silver Bead Sponsors* 1-800-GOT-JUNK Virginia North-is a full service junk removal company. They go into your home or office, you point and they remove it. They recycle, donate, and reuse as many items as possible.
Atlantic Floors- provides the community with high-quality residential and commercial custom flooring in the Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Their licensed, experienced installers work with hardwood, tile and carpet for all of your needs throughout your home. They are local and have been in business in Fairfax since 2004, but have over 25 years of experience.
Bards Alley- Bards Alley is a local Vienna woman-owned independent bookstore and wine bar that promotes literacy, supports local authors, engages the community, and encourages localism. Bards Alley also donates to schools and nonprofits and partners with businesses for locally sourced light fare, strengthening the local economy. Bukont Homes-has been building beautiful homes and additions in Vienna since 1992. Every home they build is truly unique and custom.
Crossroads Family Counseling Center- provides a caring and supportive atmosphere to help figure out what you want, set goals, and support you in making the needed changes for life to be less stressful and more happy.
Cloud IX Homes-was founded in 2006 by Patrick Ohlhorst. Patrick's vision was to offer a true custom experience where he can turn your dream home into a reality. Whether starting from a piece of scratch paper, or make personal modifications to an existing plan, your new luxury custom home will be crafted to meet your budget, needs, and lifestyle.
The Law Office of Donald B. Shaw II-provides estate planning services to individuals and their families to help protect their hard-earned assets and ensure their healthcare and family decisions are respected. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today; to build the life, home, and family you have. Throughout our lives, we are confronted with unexpected challenges that threaten to put the results of our life’s journey at risk. Facing those issues can be incredibly stressful. Having an advocate who appreciates your unique situation can make a significant difference. The law offices work hard to help clients in every situation, taking care to put complex legal issues into easily understandable language. They take great pride in developing real connections with clients; treating everyone with respect and spending time to make sure that they fully understand the process they are going through. When you need counsel on a major, life-impacting decision, you deserve an attorney who will listen to you, thoroughly examine the facts, and help you work toward the best possible solution for you, your family, and your future. There’s no need to handle these difficult matters of law alone. They are here to help. In the interest of safety, all our consultations are currently conducted in a virtual online environment.
Dunhill BuildersAt Dunhill, you are the priority. they adapt to your needs, budget, style and family in every way possible. Always focused on design, function, material, use of space and value, they are constantly offering innovative ways to make your home unique and fit your family and your use. Plus, when you work with Dunhill, you'll receive the personal project management of the owner, Barry Schwartz himself. Barry personally oversees every detail of each home he builds. This is the Dunhill Difference.
Ed & Sharri Dean The Downs Family The Holmes Family John Marshall Bank-John Marshall Bank serves businesses and consumers in VA, MD and DC. Their commitment to the local economy is reflected in their competitive rates and industry-specific banking packages — from Commercial Real Estate to Government Contractors. They offer the capabilities of a large financial institution with the partnership of a local expert banker who’s just a phone call or email away.
John Nugent & Sons Plumbing- Mardi Bras Silver Bead Sponsor and longtime supporter!! John Nugent & Sons is an HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical company that has been servicing the NOVA area for 45+ years, your home comfort is their #1 goal.
Kaufman Allergy Asthma and Immunology, PLLC. provides exceptional care, designed for real life. Finally overcome the burden of your allergies and recurrent infections like you have always wanted. Dr. Karen Kaufman helps adults and children find the answers they need and feel well again like they deserve.
LemonSkies Consulting- Smart strategy and creative ideas to help good causes. Before launching LemonSkies, Olga Moshinsky Woltman had the great fortune to work with incredible causes. When you work with Olga, you can expect unconventional thinking as well as many creative ideas and strategies that are right for your cause. She is a problem solver and does not give up easily (Proof: a couple of successful eCRM migrations and a 26.2 magnet on her bumper!).
Maple Ave Living- focuses not only on your home but on your community. Through the many years of selling real estate they realize that what they do is NOT about the houses they sell but instead the PEOPLE they are lucky to work with. They become partners with you, helping you find the best fit for your family. Where you live and the home you live in, impact your life in a large way. Their goal is to help build community, share experiences, and help clients discover the lifestyle that fits their needs.
Network NoVA- is a grassroots organization whose mission is to connect with others in Northern Virginia and beyond for the purpose of promoting the democratic values of equality, justice, and human rights by creating opportunities for political engagement and civic participation to educate, engage, and empower voters, candidates, and elected officials.
NOVA Wound Care, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, and on the Eastern Shore in Nassawadox, Virginia, is a practice devoted entirely to excellence in wound management and skin care. Wound Care Specialist Timothy Lapham, MD, and the compassionate team are well-versed in all aspects of wound healing and uphold a philosophy of comprehensive, proactive care. The team at NOVA Wound Care, PC, believes that care should follow the patient, rather than the patient chasing down their care. Their commitment to 360-Degree Wound Care means they can provide the expertise and support you need during your healing and recovery. NOVA Wound Care, PC, offers a wide range of services including outpatient wound care, hospital wound care, long-term care facility wound care, home health wound care, and more. No matter where you need support, NOVA Wound Care, PC, has you covered. The team at NOVA Wound Care, PC, is proud to be your chosen health care partner in your journey of recovery and healing. For high quality, comprehensive wound care, call NOVA Wound Care, PC, today or book an appointment online.
Oriental Sports Academy of Fairfax- Many students search to learn Martial Arts. OSA goes beyond teaching Martial Arts. It becomes a study. OSA prides itself on maintaining high standards in its curricula and high expectations of each student. Individuals learn at one’s ability level and continue to progress at one’s pace. Students will: gain confidence, achieve their goals, improve focus, improve health, and so much more. At OSA your health will improve and you will have a proficient teacher that can address both the mental and physical parts of training. Oriental Sports Academy of Fairfax offers women-only self-defense classes-for young girls, ladies, and women- martial arts classes taught by a female black belt. Learn in a safe environment. Meet and train with other wonderful young ladies and women! Build your strength and achieve goals that you may have never imagined for yourself. Learn self-defense techniques that are applicable to real-life situations. Feel comfortable in asking questions in a non-threatening environment. Develop your self-confidence. Improve your health. Get into shape. Be empowered!
Phi Nu Omega Chapter is one of over 1500 chapters of the nation's oldest sorority founded for black women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. For 113 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha has provided community service, scholastic training and nurturing to communities nationwide. Phi Nu Omega Chapter, chartered in the city of Alexandria, Virginia on January 29, 2000, sustains the rich service legacy of the 300,000 plus educated and trained members. For 21 years, the members of Phi Nu Omega Chapter have partnered with the Shelter House through hands-on involvement with homeless families and survivors of domestic violence. Phi Nu Omega Chapter members work with additional community partners, including the City of Alexandria's Department of Community and Human Services, BRAWS and ALIVE!, to execute community service programs that support the citizens of Alexandria. Studio 76- Studio 76 is a Design Build firm with over a decade of experience in architecture, engineering and construction. They are committed to providing unique design, exceptional craftsmanship, unsurpassed project management and customer service. They are licensed Architects, Builders & Realtors who assist from procuring the land, to designing and building a home that fits the client's needs and site conditions. Undeniable Boutique-Shopping Made Easy. Shopping Made Fun. Shopping can be a hassle. You’re busy and don’t have time to fish an endless sea of styles, deal with size inconsistencies, or grapple with unhelpful salespeople. Undeniable Boutique is here to make shopping easy and fun for you. And in addition to their online store, they have a brick and mortar location in Mosaic District. Why shop at Undeniable? • Distinct Clothing & Accessories Brands • Experienced Stylists to Help You Find the Perfect Outfit • Personal Shopping Appointments, Loyalty Credits & VIP Shopping Parties • Constantly Changing Inventory with Weekly New Arrivals. There’s a reason their fans voted them Best Women’s Clothing Boutique in Northern Virginia SEVEN times, they do things a little differently around here. Visit their store in Mosaic District today and let them show you why they're UNDENIABLE!
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