Hope for Tomorrow Today

Stability   |   Empowerment   |   Hope   |   Self-Sufficiency
Spring 2019
March is Social Work Month!
"I am inspired by knowing that I am not here for myself, but I am here for others." - Sandra
 Care Managers: The Heart of Cornerstones....
Care managers, like Sandra, are the heart of what we do everyday at Cornerstones - providing  the critical support and advocacy needed to stabilize those in need of food, emergency shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare and other human services.   Our care managers, meet our clients where they are on life's journey - providing stability - giving them hope for the future and the opportunity to succeed. 

Sandra recalls watching her own mother struggle to make ends meet, how hard it was for her mother and how much she wanted to help her. "I wanted to find a way to help others when times are tough, when they can't do it by themselves." As a Cornerstones Care Manager, Sandra practices integrated care management which is a "wrap-around" approach to support services. She works with clients to identify goals and create an action plan to help move clients from urgent need to self-sufficiency.  Based on client requirements, she locates resources and referrals for a wide-range of support services such as emergency food or financial assistance, dental or medical assistance, citizenship classes, employment services, eviction prevention, childcare, computer courses and so much more. This "wrap-around" service approach means it is not unusual for Sandra to spend years supporting and guiding a single client.

Thank you to Sandra and all Cornerstones' Care Managers who are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of others, especially the most vulnerable in our community.

Have Long Lasting Impact. Become a Sustaining Donor Today.
The support care managers, like Sandra, offer our clients is only because of the generous support of our compassionate community.  Thank you!

Consider becoming a sustaining donor to Cornerstones. Just as Sandra is able to provide long-term, continuous care to keep our clients moving toward their goal, your recurring donation means that Cornerstones can continue to provide sustainable, long term support services and referral programs that our care managers use every day. Become a sustaining donor today. 

36th Annual Benefit Performance of Capitol Steps
The 36th Annual Benefit Performance of Capitol Steps  took place at the Hyatt Regency Reston on January 27th, before a sold out crowd of 700 guests who came for an evening of comedic political satire all to support an important cause - to help families in Cornerstones' Embry Rucker Community Shelter move to permanent housing.

Thank you to our co-chairs Susie Sylvester Duggal of Dev Technology Group and Bob Van Hoecke of Regulatory Economics Group and our Presenting Sponsor The Long and Foster Companies. The generous support from sponsors and donors raised over $400,000. Proceeds benefit the programs and comprehensive support services that provide safe and stable homes for individuals and families who are homeless and at risk in our community.


"This year we had the honor of co-chairing the 36th Annual Capitol Steps performance to benefit Cornerstones, an organization we are both proud to support. Thanks to the support of sponsors and the generous local community we surpassed our goal of raising $400,000! 

During the Empty the Shelter paddle raise, we were reminded of Cornerstones' hypothermia prevention program, so critical to the community in the cold of January. March marks the end of the the current hypothermia season. This year, over 300 individuals were served December-March through this program. Donations raised at Capitol Steps support this and all the other essential programs available through Cornerstones for the most vulnerable in our community.  Cornerstones would not be here without your support.  Thank you."

2019 Best of Reston
Honorees Announced!
T he honorees for the 2019 Best of Reston Awards were announced in February at a reception hosted by Cornerstones, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and SOSi. The Best of Reston Awards Gala will take place on April 4th to celebrate the honorees.

Thank you to our Gala Chair - Julian Setian, President & CEO of SOSi for his $50,000

13th Annual Reston Sprint Triathlon 
Once again, the ever-popular  Reston Sprint-Tri,  being held on June 2nd, is a sold out event! However, you can still participate through the CORE Foundation Race with Purpose program.  As a part of the "Race with Purpose" program, there are 10 charity slots available for RST. 

How it works: Once a triathlete meets the predetermined fundraising goal, CORE Foundation grants FREE admission to this year's 13th Annual Reston Sprint Triathlon AND next year's 2020 RST event. Learn more

About the Reston Sprint Triathlon: For the past 13 years,  CORE Foundation has hosted this  community triathlon where, each year, proceeds are donated to Cornerstones. Thank you to our annual partner the CORE Foundation  who presents the triathlon in cooperation with Reston Association!

Let us know if you are participating this year! Reply to this newsletter or email newsletters@cornerstonesva.org.

Save the Date!


April 4th - Best of Reston Gala

Purchase Your Seats or Table!



April 7th-13th - Volunteer Appreciation Week
Thank you to all our volunteers!



May 22nd-23rd - DoMore24
Campaign: Donate to Cornerstones a 
whole new way!



June 2nd - Reston Triathlon



Back to School Drive
Online registration  begins July 1st!


Our Heartfelt Thanks

Provided bras to so many of our women in need.
Catered lunch meals during March.
Reece Corbin 
Provided free haircuts to over 20 clients at Embry Rucker Community Shelter.
Chris Dudley
Generously provided enough hats, gloves, socks, and shower shoes for each resident of Embry Rucker Community Shelter. 
Herndon Quantum Consciousness Meditation Group 
Donated 100 halal meals for our Family Engagement Night at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center on February 12th!
Hyatt Regency Reston
Assisted with our Coat Closet Cleanout on March 15th!
Oak Hill Elementary 
Continuously donates nutritious snacks to the After-school Neighborhood Program
Thompson Hospitality 
Catered lunch meals during March.
Helped with our Coat Closet Drive from January 22nd-31st and supplied dedicated volunteers!