We are very thankful to our 2022 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. *Hospitality 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 email@example.com. Visit us at www.firstexcel.net
*Spotlight Sponsor* Dominion Energy-Dominion Energy is proud to be a sponsor of Mardi Braws 2022 to help this outstanding organization provide critical supplies to women and girls in crisis. By providing menstrual supplies and new undergarments to people in need, BRAWS not only assists them with necessary supplies, but delivers dignity to hundreds of girls and woman across Northern Virginia every year. Dominion Energy salutes BRAWS for its unique service and commitment. *Auction Sponsor* 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.
*Mission Message Sponsor* Jonathan and Lauren Kinard
*Raffle Sponsor* Melody Yazdani Studios -Their studio team will guide you through your personalized shoot from the first ideas and ideal outfits, to natural posing techniques that will bring out the best in you. In the end you’ll have stunning artwork to fit both your needs and desires. Their light filled studio has an in-house Beauty and Glamour department for gorgeous portraits and powerful headshots, and a child friendly studio for family and children's portraiture. They are located in the heart of Vienna, convenient to Tysons, Arlington, Great Falls, and the greater DC Metro area. Make your appointment today and see why Melody Yazdani Studios was selected as the best photographer in Vienna, Virginia. Let them capture your true beauty and essence through timeless photography.
*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.
*PhotoBooth Sponsor* 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.
*Floral Sponsor* The Rosner Family *Live Entertainment Sponsor* Sharon & Vincent Keegan
*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. *Swag Bag Sponsors* 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. Curran Moher Weis believes that the services BRAWs provides are so important – and they are thrilled to be able to support their community and help BRAWs in their mission!
Fisher Custom Homes- Rob Fisher, principal, and builder, has built new homes in the Northern Virginia area for almost 25 years. He has overseen the design, development, construction, and customer satisfaction of some of the most exclusive communities and reputable builders in the area. He began his career with Foley Custom Homes in Vienna, VA before moving on to serve as a supervisor for NVR. In 1986 he joined A&A Partnership in Alexandria, Virginia. As Construction Manager, he was responsible for Harborside, a waterfront community of luxury townhouses in the heart of Old Town. In 1994 Rob joined Pulte Homes to open StoneRidge Builders, a division of Pulte Homes offering high end, semi-custom homes to the Mid Atlantic market. Under StoneRidge Builders, Rob oversaw such notable projects as McLean Hundred (McLean); Ashgrove Plantation & Clarks Crossing (Vienna); and Timberlake and Windsong Estates (Oakton). Rob led Pulte’s efforts in establishing themselves as the undisputed leader in customer satisfaction. During his tenure as Vice President of Customer Relations for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Pulte won an unprecedented five JD Power and Associates New Home Customer Satisfaction Awards. The experiences and lessons learned in building some of the most exclusive projects in Northern Virginia, while creating an industry benchmark in customer satisfaction, helped create the foundation upon which Fisher Custom Homes was established. *Valet Sponsors* Digilent Consulting-Change is the one constant in business. Today, change is swift and global, and it demands the creation of flexible business models that are adaptive to the converging forces represented by the global and virtual nature of business. C-level executives can see change is coming. What they need is a trusted advisor. Digilent Consulting embraces the emerging trends by leveraging the latest technology and through the years has remained focused by offering consulting services ONLY in areas we are able to provide expertise. Digilent Consulting service offerings focus on business & IT solutions that increase competitive advantage through added efficiency and effectiveness, while staying innovative in our strategies. Digilent Consulting specializes in providing domain expertise in numerous core consulting practice areas.
JPS Law, PLLC- It's been said that practice doesn't make perfect, only perfect practice does. So in a sea of law practices, what truly sets a firm apart? EXPERIENCE- At its core, JPS Law PLLC is a trial law firm. All of their cases are handled from start to finish by a seasoned trial attorney with years of experience litigating throughout DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond. They meticulously prepare for each and every one of their cases, no matter how big or small, and challenge themselves to know the facts even better than their clients. TRANSPARENCY-Clients have a right to know what is happening in their cases at all times. JPS Law commits to return all client phone calls within 24 hours. They offer priority meetings for clients who need to meet after hours or on weekends. They also provide clients with online access to virtual case files so that they can review case documents, and keep track of litigation costs, day or night. INNOVATION-JPS Law prides itself in spending as much time thinking outside of the box as they do inside of it. While they recognize the usefulness of convention, they are not afraid to cast it aside in the course of aggressively advocating on behalf of their clients. In short, they believe that success requires bold action and they are bold by design.
*Coat Check Sponsors* John Marshall Bank (“JMB”)is one of the largest community banks headquartered in the DC Metro area with eight full-service branches located in Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Reston, and Tysons, Virginia, as well as Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. with one loan production office in Arlington, Virginia. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional value, personalized service, and convenience to local businesses and professionals in the Washington DC Metro area. JMB offers a comprehensive line of sophisticated banking products and services that rival those of the largest banks along with experienced staff to help achieve customers’ financial goals.
Laura Schwartz is a local real estate agent with McEnearney Associates, who loves to give back to ehr community. She's been the Washingtonian "Face of Vienna Real Estate" for the past 2 years. Her involvement in BRAWS supports a deep rooted passion to help children. She believes no child should struggle for basic needs. Laura focuses on Vienna and the surrounding orange line areas and has been 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
Sherpaneer Corporation-Leading the way forward. Sherpaneer brings companies strategic vision to life utilizing a focus on business process transformation and advisory expertise, allowing clients to focus on achieving their organizational goals. Sherpaneer is a woman owned company that brings together a diverse group of talented individuals known for their innovative thinking, deep technology, and advisory expertise to create a custom approach tailored to each client’s goals. Sherpaneer is a strategic and comprehensive partner, helping to guide companies through big or small transformative journeys allowing them to focus on optimizing their business to keep up with the ever changing technology landscape. They understand that most companies already have technical expertise. They work hand in hand with your team to develop a deep understanding of complex issues allowing them to tailor solutions to maximize impact. With many consulting firms they build a solution and leave with the expertise, making it difficult for your team to be successful without them. At Sherpaneer they want to elevate your team by working together to achieve operational excellence and faster growth.
*Platinum Sponsors* Georgelas LLC
Kollective Auto Group- At Kollective, they believe the way customers shop for luxury vehicles is evolving. Therefore, their brands must evolve with them. Kollective isn't purely car dealerships anymore. They are digital. They are physical. They are modern. They are retail. Their approach, simple: to serve their customers, not chase them.
*Good Neighbor Sponsors* 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.
Laurie and Robert DiRocco
Michael Rodis and Bridget Rainero
Dr Nicole Van, DDS- During the past 25 years, Dr. Nicole Van has provided compassionate dental care for adults and children of all ages in the heart of Tysons. As a mom and Vienna resident, her passion for family and community defines what her practice is about. As an independently owned practice, Dr. Van is dedicated to advanced training and education while incorporating forward-thinking philosophies and the latest modern technology that the industry has to offer. The unique experience of patient-centered care has been evident with Dr. Van and her team having received almost 1,000 five-star testimonials from patients and their families, spanning through multiple generations. Visit Dr. Van's website to become a new patient and hear more of her story or visit her Facebook page. Old Dominion National Bank continues to serve a growing number of customers across Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Central Pennsylvania, and the Charlottesville, Va. area, always putting the best interests of their customers first. The success of their bank has always been driven by their people, who provide highly responsive and personalized services to businesses, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the markets they serve, while dedicating themselves to making their communities to be the best they can be. ODNB is also committed to continuously enhancing their in-person and digital banking experience. They welcome you to visit any of their branches, or utilize their advanced online banking platform, where they offer a full selection of products and services designed to meet the growing needs of the businesses, nonprofits, professionals, individuals, and families throughout their footprint.
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.
*Silver Bead Sponsors* Rock Creek-RockCreek is a global investment firm that applies innovation to our decision making, to shape a more sustainable tomorrow. Since their founding in 2003 by CEO Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, they have mobilized capital, resources, and insights for action. With more than $17 billion in assets, RickCreek invests in a diverse portfolio of entrepreneurs, companies, and investors. They believe that integrating inclusion and sustainability from the very beginning is the soundest way to generate long-term value. Doing what is good for the world and what is right for communities, students, workers, pensioners, and future generations are one and the same. Every investment can marshal intentional shifts for better returns, a better economy, and a better world.
OmMade Peanut Butter uses local Virginia peanuts to make vegan, gluten-free peanut butter in 12 flavors, including Coconut Bliss, Chocolate Delight, Chai Nirvana, Vibrant Turmeric, Espresso Ecstasy, and Matcha. OmMade Peanut Butter has been featured in Food & Wine, Men’s Health, People Magazine, Inc, and the Today Show.
*Bronze Bead Sponsors* 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. Thisdedicated team of Real Estate professionals put their client's needs first. With over a decade of experience, Kari's team will guide you through the home selling and buying process to get successful results! Kari has been a supporter of BRAWS for over 5 years and has served on the BRAWS Board for the last 3 years. The Govan team was excited to be able to help support the first community dispensers to allow women and girls FREE ACCESS to tampons and pads at the Vienna Community Center. Kari is thrilled to continue to be able to support our community and help BRAWS in their amazing mission!
*Purple Bead Sponsors* Atlantic Floors- Established in 2004, Atlantic Floors takes pride in offering high-quality product choices in an up-to-date design center and retaining highly skilled mechanics to install them. We work hard to ensure our customers are given the best advice possible to make the appropriate selections and are happy with the completed job.
Blaye Solutions Management- Blaye Solutions Management provides management consulting and business development consulting services to Federal government service providers and systems integrators. Blaye has the breadth of services and expertise to guide emerging companies in developing the corporate infrastructure and knowledge to successfully operate as a federal contractor, and provide full life-cycle business development support for all companies to be successful in the federal marketplace. Services include process improvement and coaching to clients to develop and expand federal procurement capability, opportunity identification, capture and proposal management, and contract negotiation.
The Plerhoples Family
The Holmes Family
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.
The Klesh Family
Keith Min, Realtor. Keith is a full service agent with over a decade of Northern Virginia experience. Buying and/or selling a home does not have to be a stressful, bewildering experience. As an agent, he has worked with many clients over the years and enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. Keith is a registered agent with Samson Realty, so he has all the resources you would expect a real estate agent to have (managing broker, front office, lockbox and MLS access, etc.). He is also a licensed attorney, so he can provide valuable insights about different provisions of the contract and advice about negotiating with the seller. Keith has supported BRAWS for many years and is proud to be a Gold Beads Sponsor!
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.
John Nugent & Sons Plumbing- Mardi Bras Purple 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.
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 and her team, you can expect unconventional thinking as well as many creative ideas and strategies that are right for your cause.LemonSkies has broad-ranging experience across many nonprofits to help your team shine brighter. Fundraising: strategy audits, digital & Facebook, omni-channel integration, end of year planning. Marketing: audience & segmentation, journeys mapping and digital media management. Creative: messaging framework, creative concepting and editorial planning. Chapters & Affiliates: collaborative engagement, best practices sharing and on site trainings. Leadership: executive branding, staff coaching & development and cross-team facilitation.
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!”
Reel Homes- Looking for a Custom Builder in Mclean, Va? You’ve come to the right place! Reel Homes is custom home builder with years of experience specializing in building custom homes in McLean, VA and surrounding Northern Virginia areas. Continue reading below and discover what sets Reel Homes apart from other custom home builders in the McLean area! REEL HOMES DOES THINGS DIFFERENTLY- At Reel Homes, you work with the owners of our company from day one right through the day you move into your new home. Any time you have a question, we are just a phone call or email away. There is no jumping through hoops to get to us. Owner personal attention ensures all your needs are met ASAP. YOU’RE NOT A NUMBER, YOU’RE A PRIORITY!When you build a home with Reel Homes, you’re not a number. No matter if you are building a finely detailed custom-drawn 10,000 sq. ft. home or a 3,000 sq. ft. home based on one of our floor plans, everyone is treated the same. No customer or home is more important than another. Every home is a priority at Reel Homes!
School of Rock Vienna- provides both in-person and online music lessons for students of all ages. Our programs, camps and workshops for toddlers, kids, teens and adults make learning to play music fun and create great communities of musicians. School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education. We combine one-on-one drum, bass, keyboard, vocal, and guitar lessons with group practices. Students learn to play music from day one and put on live performances at local venues. Our experienced instructors are local musicians themselves who combine the performance-based School of Rock Method and programs with individual music lessons to get results for your student.
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!
*Friends of BRAWS* Body Grace Fitness & Yoga Studio- brings safe, effective, high quality group fitness and yoga classes to the community in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. They recognize individual needs and abilities with classes that encourage self exploration and reinforce a strong mind body connection.
Brigitte’s Interiors is a longtime BRAWS Supporter. They offer a full line of Shutters, Blinds and Shades as well as installation services. Brigitte's has served the Northern Virginia area for over 20 years.
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.
Fox Pest Control-Serving all of Northern Virginia. After working in the pest control industry for years, brothers-in-law Mike Romney and Bryant White opened the first Fox Pest Control branch in 2012. They founded their company on the belief that hard work and integrity would enable them to grow their business successfully -- and they were right! Fox now numbers more than 30 branches, all owned and operated by local residents, small families who take pride in working hard, serving their community, and living the Fox Core Values. Family matters at Fox. When you join the Fox family, we take care of you like our own.. At Fox, our mission is to develop confident leaders and empower individuals to provide strong, outstanding service. We aren't just a pest control company that provides top-quality service. Our number one priority is to develop and strengthen lasting relationships with our employees, customers, and anyone else with whom we come in contact. By building up leaders and maintaining positive relationships with our customers, we work to make a difference in the lives of our employees and our community.
Lorien McGreevy, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc- Real Estate in Northern Virginia can be complicated to navigate. Every county is different and you need an experienced agent to help locate the right area to match what you're looking for in your new home. Lorien knows the market in each county and neighborhood in Northern Virginia, the prices, style of homes, and transportation options. She is in the market daily, showing homes, previewing homes, talking to builders and studying the local market trends. Have questions? Lorien is happy to help, give her a call or send an email to chat about your home buying needs. For sellers, she'll start with a comprehensive market analysis (CMA) of your property. This serves to educate you to what buyers are paying for a home like yours within your specific area. She would like to take you on tours to a couple of homes for sale in your neighborhood if available to give you a firsthand look at your competition. She will then market your home with a full arsenal of tested marketing strategies including an extensive online presence. The National Association of Realtors estimates that over 80% of homebuyers start their search online. Lorien's goal as your Northern Virginia Realtor is to work diligently and efficiently in order to sell your home in a reasonable time-line while simultaneously focusing on your best interest. Need help in DC? No problem, she's also a licensed agent in the District of Columbia. Contact her today and get started on finding your dream home!