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Founders Week: Best of Reston Gala is Thursday

by Karen Goff April 7, 2016 at 11:30 am 6 Comments

Founders Week continues today with one of Reston’s biggest events of the year — the 25th Annual Best of Reston Awards Gala.

The awards honor Reston individuals and businesses for their commitment to community service. The gala is also the largest fundraiser of the year for Cornerstones, which has a goal of raising $500,000 from this year’s event.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. gala at the Hyatt Regency Reston may still be available. Individual seats start at $200.

Here are this year’s awardees:

Individual Community Leaders, Reston Association Tennis Coach Jim Elder and Reston Community Center Executive Director Leila Gordon.

Small Business Leaders, Beloved Yoga and Wiygul Automotive Clinic

Corporate Business Leaders, Bechtel and Google

Civic Community Organization, Friends of Reston for Community Projects

Vade Bolton-Anne Rodriguez Legacy Award, Amy’s Amigos

See more on the honorees in this previous post.

Reston is honoring founder Robert E. Simon all this week. Simon, who died in September, would have been 1o2 on April 10. See more Founders Week info and events.

Photo: Best of Reston 2015/Credit: Chip McRea

  • Ming the Merciless

    Somebody should donate some money to get those guys on the left a better-fitting tux.

  • cRAzy

    Why didn’t Rescue Reston receive the award for “Civic Community Organization?” Oh, I remember, this is the same self-licking lollipop every year. If you’re in, you in; if your not, suck eggs.

    • Sandra James

      Geez- you’ve got cranky – ass old man down to a T.

      • cRAzy

        Rescue Reston did more to advance Reston and its values in less than 2 years than FOR has in a decade, including its sizable contribution to the Walker Nature Center.
        But Rescue Reston isn’t in the inner circle of self-serving so-called civic entities in Reston. It just advances the interests of Reston’s residents without self-aggrandizement.
        Glad it got RCA’s Citizen of the Year award. It deserves more.
        And if that makes me cranky (although it doesn’t make me an old man), so be it.
        Oh, and gee, the RCA ceremony is free! Everyone should go!

        • Sandra James

          Best of Reston just netted 480k for Cornerstones- not too bad a reflection of Reston values. You are a cranky ass old man.

    • Constance (Connie) Hartke

      Thank you, for the complement to Rescue Reston! We supporters of Rescue Reston have all been recognized by the Reston Citizens Association (website = RCAreston.com) as its Citizen of the Year for 2015. The FREE ceremony and reception will be April 24 and all who have supported this cause by word, deed or donation are invited to attend and be recognized. The attack on our open space was unprecedented, and so is our outcome! http://restoncitizensassociation.blogspot.com/2016/03/reston-citizens-association-announces.html

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