Senior Services of Alexandria hosted their annual Generation-to-Generation Gala last Saturday evening at the Mark Hilton in Alexandria. The 2014 honorees were Patty Moran and her daughter Kate along with Lonnie Rich and Marcia Call and their daughter Sara Rich.
Patty and Kate Moran are both active volunteers in the Alexandria community, particularly Del Ray. Patty coordinates the Special Olympics basketball tournament at T.C. Williams, the Titan Expo, the silent auction at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s annual gala, organizes the annual Sponsor-a-Family toy distribution through Community Partners for Children and serves as the chair of the Alexandria Relay for Life. Kate co-founded the annual Del Ray Music Festival that supports local music education while highlighting local musicians.
The Rich/Call family was honored for the continued commitment to the Alexandria community and beyond. Lonnie has served three terms on city council, served as Chairman of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and remains active on a number of local nonprofit boards and commissions. Marcia is at the helm as CEO of her own corporate recruiting company as well as serving as president of EduCorps, an organization providing ongoing teacher training in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. In 2009 Marcia was recognized by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce with the Chairman’s Award for her work in the promotion and stewardship of women in business. Sara Rich has been civically involved since 7th grade when she successfully petitioned the school district and city council for women’s softball fields equivalent to the men’s in the city. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Sara took a teaching position at the American School of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was in Kinshasa that she became interested in connecting international educators with the Congolese teachers. Her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo led to her co-found EduCorps.