Founders Week: Best of Reston Gala is Thursday

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

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