Since our establishment in 1987 we have done everything we can to embody our mission of providing compassionate, life essential services to those in need in western Fairfax County. Over the years, through the support and efforts of charitable people like you, we have been able to change the lives of so many individuals and families. Our Annual Fellowship Dinner has always been about celebrating the collaboration between our team and our community. Our community filled with people just like you.
Join us this year for our 2018 Fellowship Dinner at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles on Friday October 12 from 6pm to 9pm.
Our Guest Speaker will be 4-time Pro Bowler Ken Harvey of the Washington Redskins where he played outside linebacker.
Ken Harvey grew up in Austin, Texas. After attending U.C. Berkeley, he was selected in the 1988 NFL draft as a first round, 12th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. There he played six seasons until signing with the Redskins in 1994.
In 2002, Ken received the prestigious honor of being nominated to the Redskins highest accolade as one of the “80 Greatest Redskins.” Shortly after receiving that honor, he was chosen and inducted into the “Redskins Ring of Fame” at FedEx Field. He was nominated five consecutive times for the NFL Hall of Fame.
Ken is also the author of several books and screenplays and is currently a marketing associate for Fellows Financial Group.
Mistress of Ceremonies will be Tracie Potts who is a Correspondent with the NBC News Channel.
Tracie Potts is a Washington correspondent for NBC News Channel. She reports on the federal government, the Trump administration, Congress and important consumer and health topics. Her live and taped updates are seen daily on “Early Today,” MSNBC, CNBC London/Asia, national Canadian networks and more than 150 local NBC affiliates around the United States. She has reported for NBC for 20+ years. Before specializing in political news, she previously focused on medical research and federal health policy. She began her career as a local health reporter at WAFF 48 News in Huntsville, Alabama. Prior to joining NBC, she was an anchor and reporter at local NBC and ABC stations in Alabama and Tennessee. Tracie was a 2017 National Fellow with the Center for Health Journalism and for her Fellowship project produced “Forgotten Voices,” a series of more than a dozen pieces about how a rollback of the ACA and the Medicaid expansion could limit health care access around the country. She has been a fellow of the National Press Foundation, the Poynter Institute and the Journalism Center on Children and Families. She won the Michelle Clark Fellowship from the Radio Television News Directors Foundation and has twice received NBC’s “Ovation” Award for outstanding employee contributions. She has taught journalism at Knoxville College and Biola University and edited the debut issue of “Influence” magazine. She volunteers with The News Literacy Project, sharing her journalism experiences with middle and high school students. She earned bachelor and master of science degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
We will be honoring Michael Adere for his work with the Sully District Scouting For Food program. Michael has been an active citizen in the Centreville, Virginia area for over 25 years. His unselfish giving of his time has touched the lives of hundreds of youth in the community. From school field trips, chaperone and booster with the Centreville High School Choral program, coaching youth sports, active participation in his church, Board of Trustees of his Homeowners Association to his above the normal call to duty with the Boy Scouts, Michael is the “Energizer Bunny” that keeps all who know him, upbeat and motivated to join in and help out.
Michael is THE Scouting for Food guru for Sully District and the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, working tirelessly for weeks in advance of bag drop off and food pick up weekends. In fact, he is currently in his 14th year as Sully District Scouting for Food Chairman and is already working on logistics for this year’s food drive in early November. Over the past 13 years WFCM has received more than 630,000 pounds of food from the Sully District Scouting for Food effort.
Entertainment will be provided by the Potomac Harmony Chorus. This award-winning 50-singer a cappella barbershop ensemble is made up of women from all over the D.C. Metro area: students to seniors, working professionals to retirees. Potomac Harmony performs a variety of music from Broadway hits to fifties favorites to modern jazz, all in four-part harmony, barbershop style. In doing so, they preserve a uniquely American art form. They offer something for all audiences to enjoy and love to entertain! To learn more about them visit their website.
We hope you’ll join us in our celebration and, as always, thank you so much for your support.