Gratitude Gala 2024


Honoring Sen. Mark R.Warner

2024 SPARC Hero

The Host Committee Invites You
to Celebrate Sen. Mark R. Warner

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

U.S. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

U.S. Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan

Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi

Virginia State Senator Suhas Subramanyam

Virginia State Senator Russet Perry

Virginia Delegate Karen Keys-Gamarra

Virginia Delegate Irene Shin

Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall

Loudoun County Supervisor Sylvia Glass

Fairfax County Supervisor James N. Bierman

Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity 

Fairfax County Supervisor Rodney Lusk

Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik

Fairfax County Supervisor James Walkinshaw

Senator Mark R. Warner, 2024 SPARC Hero

MC: Tracye Funn, Washington Gas

Presenting Sponsor

SPARC is a charitable organization which addresses the needs of young adults with severe and multiple disabilities, who have aged out of the special ed support provided by the K-12 system and have fallen though the gaping hole in the social safety net.

SPARC’s population is medically fragile and lacks self-care and social skills, effective verbal communication, and basic physical mobility. They need 24/7 direct care support with daily activities and are unable to work with few opportunities to interact with their peers.

As Justin Dolan, a SPARC participant said, “Before SPARC I felt I had aged out of life when I turned 22.”

Saturday, November 2, 2024

4 PM – 7 PM

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (map)

Join us for an elegant stand-up cocktail reception
designed to maximize accessibility for our friends.


Limited table seating will be available.














Champion Sponsor



Leader Sponsor


Leader Sponsor



Partner Sponsor

Knox Singleton


Tracy Fitzsimmons

Partner Sponsor

Partner Sponsor

Advocate Sponsor


Advocate Sponsor


Advocate Sponsor

< >

Jim & Ellen


Advocate Sponsor


Friend Sponsor

Alex Alexander
Anjelica Londono

Friend Sponsor

The Honorable William Alexander
Debi D. Alexander

Friend Sponsor

Print Sponsor

Print Sponsor

Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping