Presidents’ Circle Awards

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s annual awards honor those who have worked to further our mission of ending homelessness. The award winners are chosen by the current and former presidents of HomeAid.  Read more about our 2016 Presidents’ Circle award winners.

Presidents’ Award

The Presidents’ Award is presented to the individual, company, or organization that has shown exceptional dedication to the goal of ending homelessness through service to HomeAid Northern Virginia.

Past recipients include:

2016 Russ Rosenberger, president, Madison Homes
2015 John Darvish, president, John Darvish Construction
2014 John Monacci, svp of operations, Winchester Homes
2013 Mike Cleary, vice president of production, Stanley Martin Homes
2012 Cecilia Hodges, group manager, M&T Bank
2011 Doug Smith, president, Miller & Smith
2010 Bill Gilligan, regional president, Toll Brothers
2009 Terri Stagi, vice president, Jack Morris Advertising
2008 Steve Alloy, president, Stanley Martin Homes & Don Knutson, president, The Knutson Companies

Russell (“Russ”) S. Rosenberger, Jr., president of Tysons Corner-based Madison Homes, was awarded the 2016 Presidents’ Award, HomeAid’s most prestigious award for individuals. Russ has a long tenure of involvement with HomeAid Northern Virginia: a member of its board of directors since 2004, Russ has served as board president twice, first in 2006 and again in 2013. Under Russ’ leadership, Madison Homes has completed four shelter projects with HomeAid Northern Virginia, leaving lasting impact on the Northern Virginia region and ensuring that vulnerable families have access to safe and stable housing options. Madison Homes led renovations to the Doorways for Women and Families shelter (Arlington) and Shelter House/NOVACO (Fairfax) shelters, both transitional housing programs that provide a secure place for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Most recently, Madison Homes served as the Builder Captain for a renovation of a Community Residences group home in Arlington providing housing and services to individuals with mental health and intellectual disabilities.

Trade Partner of the Year Award

The Trade Partner of the Year Award is presented to the vendor, trade partner, or industry partner who has gone above and beyond in their service to HomeAid.

Past recipients include:

2016 Signature Companies
2015  Builders First Source
2014  Heritage Contracting
2013  T.A.C. Tile Ceramic Co.
2012  Mid South Building Supply
2011  John Darvish Construction
2010  Century Tile
2009  84 Lumber
2008 Masters, Inc.

HomeAid’s trade partners are those in the home building industry – suppliers, manufacturers, electricians, plumbers, etc. – who play meaningful roles in shelter construction projects by donating materials, time, labor and expertise. Family-owned Signature Companies is a Haymarket, Va.-based supplier of kitchen/bath cabinetry and manufacturer of stairways, railings, built-in cabinetry and countertops. Signature Companies has participated on 10 HomeAid Northern Virginia projects, providing labor, resources and materials worth more than $70,000 towards the improvements of shelters and supportive housing facilities. This year, Signature Companies assisted with the kitchen renovation of a Pathway Homes townhouse property in Reston that serves adults with serious mental illness, and the renovation of a New Hope Housing property in Alexandria providing housing to families that have at least one parent facing a disability. The Trade Partner of the Year award recognizes Signature Companies’ willingness to regularly step up, pitch in, and provide tremendous assistance with HomeAid’s projects to serve our region’s communities. The Trade Partner of the Year Award was sponsored by Builders FirstSource.

Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

The Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award is given to the shelter organization that has seen the greatest positive impact helping the homeless because of their partnership with HomeAid.

Past recipients include:

2016  ACTS
2014  Cornerstones
2013  Doorways for Women and Families
2012  Northern Virginia Family Service
2011  Northern Virginia Family Service
2009 Good Shepherd Alliance
2008 ACTS

Action in Community Through Services (ACTS) provides support services for Prince William County and surrounding areas focused on housing and homelessness, domestic abuse, sexual assault, suicide prevention, crisis helplines and food pantries. ACTS’ “Turning Points” Domestic Violence Services provide the only comprehensive domestic violence intervention program serving Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. The ACTS safe house is available anytime day or night, providing shelter for adults and children fleeing domestic abuse. ACTS also provides comprehensive case management including counseling, support groups, job placement, housing assistance, advocacy on court proceedings and assistance applying for a protective order to stop the abuse. In FY2016, the ACTS home served as a safe haven for 67 adult victims of domestic violence and 98 children. HomeAid Northern Virginia – together with “Builder Captain” Winchester Homes and its team of 14 local homebuilder trade partners – partnered with ACTS to renovate their domestic violence safe house’s small and outdated kitchen. The kitchen was original to the house from when it was constructed years ago as a two-bedroom property. After many additions, the home today serves as a safe haven for up to 18 individuals. The kitchen simply could no longer accommodate the number of people it served. HANV transformed the kitchen into an expanded gathering space with modern appliances for residents and families to prepare and share meals and congregate for family time. The kitchen renovation also addressed the need of children in the shelter with the inclusion of study tables and bright lights along the perimeter, creating homework spaces much like study spaces provided in libraries. The award recognizes ACTS’ impact on its community and on the lives of the clients it serves.

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