Thank you for an INCREDIBLE Taste of Fall!

November 2, 2018 in Uncategorized


What an INCREDIBLE night, thanks to you! Thank you to those who supported the 2nd annual A Very Special Taste of Fall Gala! Under the sparkling ceiling of the INOVA Center for Personalized Health, the FACETS family gathered last Saturday, Oct. 19th, to raise critically needed funds for those suffering from hunger, homelessness, and poverty. You helped blow the ROOF off that sparkling ceiling as we raised over $120,000! You enjoyed fantastic food stations overflowing with fall treats while we heard from our longtime supporter, Congressman Gerry Connolly, FACETS Executive Director Joe Fay, and our courageous client, Mikora.

Mikora was moved to tears as she spoke about the loss of her mother and her mother’s family home, leaving herself, her fiancé David, and David’s mother and 14-year old son facing homelessness. Your support was there when FACETS stepped in, moving Mikora’s family to our Next Steps Family Shelter of 18 fully-furnished apartments. There, Mikora was uplifted by her caring case manager Hilda, who made sure she never gave up hope. David found a job through the Financial Stability Program, and Mikora’s family found their own apartment. Through your support of FACETS, Mikora could rest easy at night knowing her family was safely and stably HOME.

Whether you bought your ticket, played the exciting games, took home a prize from our spectacular Silent and Live Auctions, or raised your bid in the live appeal, YOU made this event a success for folks like Mikora who need your help. YOU stepped up when no one else would, to make sure EVERYONE in Fairfax County has a warm bed, someone to trust, and a place to call “home.” On behalf of our staff, volunteers, and the people we serve… thank you.

Weren’t able to attend? Make a generous gift to keep the support for Mikora going!

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Silver Sponsor

Hugh and Tana Taylor

Beverage Sponsor




TallRide Transportation

Bronze Sponsors

John and Cynthia Martin

Mobile Bidding Sponsor



Software AG

Good Neighbor Sponsors









Bass, Berry, and Sims

Beyer Auto Group


Colangelo Real Estate LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Don and Marilyn Harris




Grant Thornton










Virginia Roofing Corporation

FACETS Friends Sponsors

Mr. Frank Palmer


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Marianne D’Antonio





Goldin & Stafford





Yates, Campbell, & Hoeg


Event Gift Sponsor


Graphic Design Sponsor









Melissa Lew

Signage Sponsor





SpeedPro Imaging

Décor Provided by











Reston Farm Market

Linens Provided by





Virginia Linen Service

Entertainment Support provided by








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