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 2015 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:

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

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The 2015 Presidents’ Award is presented to John Darvish, John Darvish Construction. John has been an important Gala committee member for more than five years, has served on the HomeAid Northern Virginia Board of Directors for eight years, and is a major contributor to many of our shelter care projects. And, as one of our major donors, he is – not surprisingly! – an inaugural member of our 1st Annual Golf Tournament Committee. In 2013, John Darvish Construction was named HomeAid’s Trade Partner of the Year.

“John is fully committed to our mission and is a wonderful ambassador for our cause. He is an integral part of many of our projects, our Board of Directors, and our event committees like our annual Gala and Auction and our Golf Tournament. He believes in what we do and knows that giving someone a second chance is a way to get them on the right path. He’s very inspiring to be around,” said Christy Zeitz Eaton, HomeAid’s executive director.


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.

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Past recipients include:

The 2015 Trade Partner of the Year Award is presented to Builders First Source. “Builders First Source has been a vital partner over the years, participating in more than a dozen HomeAid projects and providing labor and materials worth more than $50,000,” said Brian Davidson, executive vice president, Van Metre Homes and president, HomeAid Northern Virginia. “The company has also supported our mission through generous corporate contributions over the years, and we are incredibly grateful. Their unwavering support is what makes our work possible.”


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:

Transitional Housing BARN provides families who need a helping-hand with clean, safe transitional housing and access to supportive services to promote healing, growth and self-sufficiency. In addition to offering a transitional housing shelter in Bristow, Virginia (Prince William County), BARN also runs a “rapid re-housing” program with case managers who assist families to find more permanent housing solutions, as well as works to help vulnerable families prevent eviction. HomeAid Northern Virginia – together with “Builder Captain” Drees Homes and its team of 11 local homebuilder trade partners – partnered with BARN this year to completely renovate the 12 bathrooms in its shelter. The BARN housing facility is set up in neighborhoods of four family units of bedrooms and bathrooms, so to protect residents’ privacy and minimize disruptions, Drees and trade partners worked in three phases, completing four bathrooms per neighborhood and then waiting for families to move in and get settled before moving on to the next phase. The project was completed in October, providing the families with beautiful, bright, clean new facilities. Other HomeAid projects with BARN in years’ past have included renovation of kitchens, installation of new playground equipment, roof replacement and more. The award recognizes BARN’s impact on the community and on the lives of the clients it serves.  

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