Sunday’s 33rd annual Capitol Steps Benefit for Cornerstones raised $230,500 to aid Cornerstones’ programs for the disadvantaged and affordable housing stock.
A sold-out crowd of more than 600 guests attended the show — which pokes fun at both sides of the aisle and all things Washington — at the Hyatt Regency Reston.
Rep. Gerry Connolly, among the VIPs in attendance, said Cornerstones is part of why Fairfax County has reduced its homeless population significantly — even during the economic stress of the last decade.
“During my tenure as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, I was proud to work with my colleagues on the board along with community partners like Cornerstones to develop and implement our 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness,” he told the crowd.
“Our efforts are producing tremendous results. Contrary to what most communities experienced during the Great Recession, Fairfax County turned the tide and experienced a significant decline in homelessness. In fact, over the last seven years, we’ve reduced the homeless population in Fairfax County by 34 percent.”
Cornerstones’ next major fundraiser is the Best of Reston Awards Gala on April 7.
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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.
The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.
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