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NOVA Foundation to Virtually Host It's 24th Annual Fundraising Event Benefitting Students

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NOVA Foundation) will be hosting its 24th annual fundraising event in a virtual fashion on November 12th at 7:00 pm. The event theme is ‘Empower Bright Futures’ to celebrate NOVA and its students.

National, state and local dignitaries will join NOVA’s new President, Dr. Anne Kress in contributing remarks about the college’s impact in the community and the importance of NOVA students as a pipeline of trained talent for our region. Featured speakers include U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, former Virginia Governor Terry McAullife, Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, and Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity. The event will be hosted by Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun County Economic Development Authority and member of the NOVA Foundation Board.

The NOVA Foundation is pleased this year to honor 100WomenStrong, a Loudoun County fund that enhances the lives of residents by providing strategic support to address, homelessness, and lack of basic healthcare, and other areas of need.

The NOVA Foundation empowers bright futures for students and local communities—welcoming and supporting students who reflect the vibrant diversity of our region.  Funds raised by the Foundation support NOVA students through their educational journey into valuable career paths. Now more than ever, it is important to realize that an investment to empower a NOVA student is an investment in our community.

Media Contact: Hoang Nguyen | 703.425.5839 |

Program Contact: Kelly Persons | 703.323.3023 |


About the NOVA Foundation

Founded in 1979, the NOVA Foundation is dedicated to supporting Northern Virginia Community College’s goal of providing all students with a high-quality, life-changing education. The NOVA Foundation, through its donors, funds more than 300 scholarships, emergency aid grants and a range of academic programs and student services throughout the College's six campuses and NOVA Online. By connecting donors to NOVA programs, the Foundation raises funds, increases visibility and strengthens partnerships among the College, individual donors, businesses and state and local communities. Additional information about the NOVA Foundation can be found at:



Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls nearly 80,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield (Medical Education Campus) and Woodbridge, through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment. We offer more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals through university transfers and access to the most in-demand careers. At NOVA, we strive to ensure that every student succeeds, every program achieves and every community prospers. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, visit our website, www.nvcc.eduor call 703.323.3000.