Herndon Rotary Club to Honor Reston Resident Susan Ungerer

Herndon Rotary Club to Honor Reston Resident Susan Ungerer

Tickets available for the 52nd Annual Recognition Banquet.

Herndon Rotary Club will honor Reston resident, Susan Ungerer, Founder and President of the nonprofit organization, Kids R First as their Citizen of the Year 2018 at the organization’s 52nd Annual Recognition Banquet. This year’s banquet will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Herndon, 2200 Centreville Road on Wednesday, March 7.

Tickets for the event are available either online at 123formbuilder.com/form-1279411/The-Herndon-Rotary-Clubs-52nd-Citizen-Of-The-Year-2018 or by check made out to "Herndon Rotary Club" and mailed to Herndon Rotary Club, PO Box 321, Herndon VA 20172. Ticket price is $65 per person.

The Rotary Club of Herndon is honoring Ungerer as Citizen of the Year, the organization’s highest honor because of outstanding service and contributions to the community. As a retired teacher, Ungerer saw children from lower income families in the area coming to school without needed supplies. Knowing every child required the tools to learn and succeed, in 1998, she and a small group of friends set out to make a difference. They formed Kids R First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and helping children and youth in grades K-12 from families with limited financial means have the same opportunities as their peers by receiving much-needed school supplies at the start of the academic year.

This year KRF seeks to serve 32,000 children in need at 100 schools in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Since KRF first began, the organization has provided 208,400 needy children with new school supplies appropriate to their grade and supply lists.

For more information or if you would like to speak at the dinner, contact Pat Williams at 703-582-9482 or pat@gracefulcare.com or Chris Mogensen at 703-582-8242 or chrislmogensen@gmail.com.