Gratitude Gala 2023



Sen. Tim Kaine
SPARC Hero of the Year


Virginia Sen. Dick Saslaw
Lifetime Achievement Award

Sen. Tim Kaine

Honorary Host Committee

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

Saturday, November 4, 2023

4 PM – 7 PM
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (map)








Presenting Sponsor

Media 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.”

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