FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | RENAISSANCE ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW
The annual event bringing together hundreds of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders, as well as Arlingtonians from all walks of life, for a celebration of community and the individuals who have made Arlington a better home for all of us.
Meet last year’s honorees in these short profile videos.
Portia has been a community organizer and advocate, particularly for youth, for three decades. She helped change the name of the Nauck neighborhood to Green Valley, which was significant to its residents and the Arlington community.
Mark oversees the Arlington Turkey Trot, which benefits local safety net organizations. For the Arlington Turkey Trot, he is the Chief Turkey, overseeing 4,000 walkers and runners, and coordinating countless volunteers.
Throughout the COVID crisis, in addition to working through unprecedented challenges in the emergency department, Dr. Silverman also took it upon himself to make the overwhelming amount of COVID information accessible and digestible to the public with weekly posts.
The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr. serves as Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Virginia. A life-long Arlingtonian, he is known for his active engagement in the county. Judge Newman is the founder and president emeritus of Arlington Community Foundation.
In 1993, Arlington Community Foundation awarded the first Spirit of Community award to the late Joan Cooper. Named in honor of Judge Newman, the award was established to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a tireless and unselfish commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington.
The annual celebration and luncheon brings together hundreds of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders, as well as Arlingtonians from all walks of life, for a celebration of community and the individuals who have made Arlington a better home for all of us. The 2023 event will be held on Friday, November 17 at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
Lucy Bowen McCauley and Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC) have dedicated their time and creative energy in the elevation of performance art here in Arlington for 25 years. Through award-winning performances and free community outreach programs, BMDC engages people of all-ages and socioeconomic backgrounds regardless of dance experience.
Taylor, who spent more than 30 years as an administrator at the University of the District of Columbia, is an Arlington native and is former president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP and the Nauck (now Green Valley) Civic Association. He also long has been a leader at Macedonia Baptist Church, and is the author of “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present.”
A teacher and administrator in Arlington Public Schools for more than three decades, Violand-Sánchez opted after retirement to run for School Board, winning a seat in 2008 and serving for two four-year terms. In 2010, Violand-Sánchez was among the organizers of the DREAM Project, which provides support for undocumented students and other immigrant youth through mentorships and scholarships.
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