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CORE Foundation Giving Gala & Community Hero Awards

Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston, Virginia 20191

The CORE Foundation annual Giving Gala and Community Hero Awards is November 4, 2023, at the Reston Community Center. The “Bright Lights” themed event promises to be an evening of celebration, recognition, and philanthropy, honoring individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the community.

The CORE Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Reston, Va. dedicated to making a positive impact on communities through philanthropy, education, and outreach programs. The CORE Foundation Giving Gala was established in 2018 as a primary fundraiser for the CORE Foundation.

Honorary Gala Chairperson: Miss Virginia USA 2023, Ashley Williams

Gala Co-Chairs: Suzanne Zurn and Jennifer Heffner, both of Reston

Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Pre-Sale Tickets – $125 (June 4 – Aug. 31)

Early Bird Tickets – $150 (Sept. 1 – 31)

Regular Tickets – $175 (Oct. 1 – 30)

At the Door – $200 (Oct. 31 – Nov. 4)

Party Pack for 4 – $1,000

Includes: four Gala tickets, 20 raffle tickets, four jewelry raffle tickets, and eight tickets for an amazing Party Pack only raffle.

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“The Giving Gala and Community Hero Awards will be a night to remember, with inspiring stories, live entertainment, and opportunities to support the CORE Foundation’s important initiatives. By attending this event, guests will have the chance to honor local heroes and contribute to meaningful projects that enhance the lives of community members,” said Taralyn Kohler, CORE Foundation CEO.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in recognizing the remarkable individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on our community. Together, let’s celebrate their achievements and support the CORE Foundation’s mission of fostering positive change,” said Suzanne Zurn and Jennifer Heffner, 2023 CORE Gala Co-Chairs.

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