Gratitude Gala 2023



Sen. Tim Kaine
SPARC Hero of the Year


Virginia Sen. Dick Saslaw
Lifetime Achievement Award

Sen. Tim Kaine

Honorary Host Committee

The Honorable Mark R. Warner
The Honorable Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
The Honorable Abigail Spanberger
The Honorable Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
The Honorable Jennifer Boysko
The Honorable Emmett Hanger
The Honorable Janet Howell
The Honorable Paul Krizek
The Honorable Alfonso Lopez
The Honorable Irene Shin
The Honorable Rip Sullivan
The Honorable Scott Surovell
The Honorable Vivien Watts
The Honorable Jeffrey C. McKay
The Honorable Walter Alcorn
The Honorable John Foust
The Honorable Pat Herrity
The Honorable Rodney Lusk
The Honorable Kathy Smith
The Honorable James Walkinshaw
The Honorable Karen Keys-Gamarra

Saturday, November 4, 2023

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 at SPARC. Limited table seating will be available.








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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.”

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