Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our Sponsors and Foundation partners. Many thanks to all these supporters. If you are interested in being a sponsor, check out our many different levels of Sponsorship-packages and ways we help your organization’s marketing efforts.
Our Collector Level Sponsors
Amazon’s mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company. It is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus; passion for invention; commitment to operational excellence; and long-term thinking. Customer review, 1-click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
National Landing, Crystal City, Arlington, VA; https://www.aboutamazon.com/about-us
In 2001 Nora Roberts created the Nora Roberts Foundation. A successful business woman as well as a best-selling author, Ms. Roberts envisioned the foundation as an avenue of support for organizations promoting and encouraging literacy, children, the arts and humanitarian efforts. These areas, particularly important to her and her family, serve as the focus of the foundation.
100 Campus Drive, Suite 350, Florham Park, NJ, 240-333-3600; http://norarobertsfoundation.org
Our Curator Level Sponsors
JBG SMITH owns, operates, invests in and develops a dynamic portfolio of mixed-use properties in the high growth and high barrier-to-entry submarkets in and around Washington, DC. Through an intense focus on placemaking, JBG SMITH cultivates vibrant, amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Over half of JBG SMITH’s holdings are in the National Landing submarket in Northern Virginia, where it serves as the developer for Amazon’s new headquarters, and where Virginia Tech’s $1 billion Innovation Campus is under construction. JBG SMITH’s portfolio currently comprises 15.6 million square feet of high-growth office, multifamily and retail assets at share, 98% of which are metro-served. It also maintains a development pipeline encompassing 9.8 million square feet of mixed-use development opportunities. JBG SMITH is committed to the operation and development of green, smart, and healthy buildings and plans to maintain carbon neutral operations annually.
4747 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 240-333-3600; https://www.jbgsmith.com/
Fred Schnider Investment Group is a real estate investment and development firm specializing in urban and suburban mixed-use and residential properties. Since 1940, the company has been building beautiful and thriving communities in the Washington, DC area and have always been committed to creating places that attract new opportunity and limitless possibility. The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, located in Ballston’s Liberty Center, showcases the work of local artists to the community. Driven by the important cultural role that the art community contributes to the quality of our lives, the Gallery is a creative space where artists and those who love art can come together.
888 N Quincy St #102, Arlington, VA, 703-841-9404; http://fredschnider.com
Our Artist Level Sponsors
HGA is a national multi-disciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. The company’s view is that the best design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. More than 850 people in 10 offices from coast to coast work to make a positive, lasting impact for clients in healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, government, and energy markets.
44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA, 703-836-7766; https://hga.com/
CNA and its Educational and Charitable Fund Committee (ECFC) is a nonprofit organization established by CNA in 1992 that encourages employees to support charities and to donate their time in the service of others. It organizes events to raise money for charities, donation drives and gives employees opportunities to volunteer in the community. CNA employees are dedicated to making a difference in the community, committing time and energy that demonstrates what it means to give back. Since relocating to Arlington in 2015, CEO Katherine McGrady asked CNA’s volunteer coordinators to focus on organizations in Arlington because she believes that being a good corporate neighbor is integral to CNA’s mission. Charitable activities include clothing and food drives, book sales, raffles, winter coat drives, disaster relief work, art sales, drives to collect school supplies, and holiday gift drives. Employees also serve as mentors to students in the local schools and volunteer at shelters.
3003 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 703-824-2000; https://www.cna.org//careers/community
Global Wanderer Travel is proud to provide luxury group tours around the world, to both newcomers and seasoned travelers alike. We aim to set the highest standards of quality, value and integrity in travel. We are determined to expand your horizons and provide the best overall travel experience possible. We’ve established strong relationships with some of the best luxury hotels at each of our destinations. In each of our tours you’ll find only first-class or deluxe hotels. With Global Wanderer Travel’s experience and buying power, you’re assured of getting the most for your money.
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 110-255, Arlington, Virginia 22203, 202-503-4315; http://www.globalwanderertravel.com/
Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency dedicated to investing in the arts for the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more than 55 years – since its establishment in 1968 – the VCA has uniquely elevated Virginia’s arts organizations, inspired communities across the state, and lifted artists of all disciplines through funding and additional resources.
Our Apprentice Level Sponsors
Ballston BID is a 25-block neighborhood of commercial and residential properties known as an epicenter for scientific research and discovery. With over 8.3 million square feet of office space, 1 million square feet of retail space and 8,000 residential units, Ballston offers a range of exciting options for both working and living. It is our blend of urban sophistication and neighborhood charm that is unique to this region. Ballston is home to top universities, Fortune 500 companies, the Washington Capitals ice rink and practice facility, upscale hotels, green space and over 60 restaurants – all accessible via metro and a host of other transportation choices.
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 703-664-1194; http://www.ballstonbid.com/
Natalie Roy, Bicycling Realty, a Division of Keller Williams Realty – With more than 30 years of professional environmental experience and local civic activism, Natalie is a strong advocate and works tirelessly for her clients. As a longtime member of the Arlington community, she specializes in Arlington, particularly the neighborhoods of Lyon Park & Ashton Heights, and the Ballston/Clarendon/Rosslyn Orange Line corridor. In addition to VA, she is also licensed in MD and DC. Natalie has her Military Relocation Professional certification and designation as a Seller Representative and Senior Real Estate Specialist. She has been voted the “Top Agent” in 2021 by the Washingtonian Magazine and the “Best Real Estate Agent” in 2022 by readers of the Arlingtonian Magazine. As a biking enthusiast, Natalie offers a new unique service – bicycling house hunting. If biking is not an option, she is happy to help you house hunt by car, foot or metro too!
2101 Wilson Boulevard, #100, Arlington, VA 703-819-4915; http://www.bicyclingrealty.com/
Mindcubed is an SBA 8(a) certified information technology software and services company headquartered in the DC metro area. The company thrives on and excels at delivering creative solutions quickly and cost effectively in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Mobile Apps Development, Agile Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity. Mindcubed’s GRID software enables organizations to understand trends, predict outcomes and make data-driven decisions.
4601 North Fairfax Drive, #1200, Arlington, VA, 703-544-9697; http://mindcubed.com/
Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1972 by Dr. Robert Brown and staff has continued providing quality veterinary medicine to provide compassion and care to your pets on a daily basis since then. The staff remains dedicated to enhancing the physical and psychological well being of people by enhancing the quality of life and longevity of their pets.
4038 Cherry Hill Road (formerly Lee Highway), Arlington, VA 22207, 703-528-9001; https://www.cherrydalevet.com/
A Life Well Drunk offers luxury wine experiences around the globe and exclusive tasting and pouring events. Building on his passion for wine, travel and teaching, John founded A Life Well Drunk. He regularly hosts wine tours around the world. Recently, these tours have included South Africa, Portugal, as well as domestic destinations (California and Oregon). John is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), WSET Advanced certified, and continues to work on his diploma in wine and spirits (DWS).
11654 Plaza America Drive,m # 862, Reston, VA 20190; 571-446-0321; https://alifewelldrunk.com
Restoration 1 Arlington specializes in the restoration of residential and commercial properties that have been affected by water, smoke, fire, floods, and mold. Our highly trained and certified technicians are available 24/7 to help the Arlington, Virginia residents wherever we can. With over a decade of experience, Restoration 1 of Arlington, Virginia is fully equipped with both the knowledge and the tools to restore your home or business as quickly as possible. Whether your family home has been flooded or your office has been damaged by fire, we understand that this is a very difficult situation to be in. With this in mind, Restoration 1 will work tirelessly to have your property back up and running as soon as we can.
Arlington, VA 703-782-4631; https://www.restoration1.com/arlington-va/
HKM Employment Attorneys is a multi-state law group that handles many legal issues, but we give in-depth attention to each case. We can provide basic legal advice to help you decide whether it’s time to make a claim, bring civil litigation, or get help with employment contracts. We represent workers in all industries and positions. We’re experienced in resolving employment issues, whether it’s for federal employees, or private sector employees at companies in Fairfax County like Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Virginia Hospital Center, and Marriott International.
3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 763, Arlington, VA 22201, 571-765-2003; https://hkm.com/arlington/