Each Fall The Dominion Guild, Inc. hosts an open house and coffee with boutiques. The proceeds from the annual fundraiser are distributed to qualifying projects and entities serving the Northern Virginia Community. After this year’s event, the Guild donated $42,500 to five institutions.
Above, a check is given to The Phoenix House. From left are Deborah Taylor, senior VP/regional director; Janice McKelvey, chair of Projects Committee, and Vicki Kirkbride, president of The Dominion Guild.
Arlington The Dominion Guild has been raising funds since 1986 for distribution to qualifying projects and entities serving the Northern Virginia Community. After the 2012 fundraiser, the Guild donated a total of $42,500 to five local organizations:
DOORWAYS FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES received $10,000 to provide for 100 nights of shelter and supportive services for women and children fleeing imminent danger from domestic violence in Arlington.
AMEN (Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc.) received $5,000 to support the Daily Fund that provides financial assistance to needy Arlington residents who have emergency financial needs.
A-SPAN (Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network) received $10,000 to provide for the development and distribution of 1,000 medical kits for A-SPAN’s Street Outreach Program.
PHOENIX HOUSES OF THE MID-ATLANTIC that support individuals, families, and communities affected by substance abuse and dependency received $5,000 to provide for additional services for clients who are unable to afford care.
MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY received $12,500 to provide for an endowed Dominion Guild Scholarship Fund for women who are residents of Northern Virginia and are returning to Marymount to complete a degree in their chosen field.
IN ADDITION, the Guild continued to honor its five-year commitment to George Mason University College of Health And Human Services to fund scholarships for students pursuing their Ph.D. degrees in nursing.