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Virginia Hospital Center Foundation

With more than 75 years of service to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC residents, Virginia Hospital Center is built upon philanthropy. Our story dates back to 1930’s when five women’s clubs joined together to raise $100 to start the Arlington Hospital Association. This small community project went on to become a 100-bed hospital which has grown over the decades to be the Virginia Hospital Center of today.

As our story illustrates, philanthropy is fueled by a vision and desire to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Virginia Hospital Center thrives on community involvement. To that end, in 2007, the Virginia Hospital Center reestablished its charitable foundation – The Virginia Hospital Center Foundation.

Since 2007, Virginia Hospital Center Foundation has partnered with our community to advance medical excellence through philanthropy. Thousands of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations support the Hospital each year and have provided cumulative support of more than $33 million since the Foundation was created.

Donors help these advancements possible:

Board of Directors

Virginia Hospital Center Foundation's leadership team is a reflection of its commitment to the future of healthcare and the Hospital. Each member of our Board of Directors brings a wealth of expertise and a diverse viewpoint to their role. Together, with additional volunteers from the community, they are working to advance the vital work of the Foundation.

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  • David Townshend (Chairman) | Retired Senior Vice President for Global Sales, Marriott
  • Michael Foster | Principal and Founder, MTFA Architecture
  • Nora Garrote | Attorney and Partner, Venable LLC
  • Danine Fresch Gray, DDS | Owner, Clarendon Dental Arts
  • Denise Hanna | Managing Director, Locke Lord
  • Brenda Hawthorne | Corporate Executive and Community Leader
  • Deborah Johnson | Regional Director, Northern Virginia State & Local Affairs, Dominion Energy
  • David Lee, MD | Vice President, Virginia Hospital Center Medical Staff and Partner, Dominion Anesthesia
  • Justin Miller | Caruthers Properties, LLC
  • Robert Mordkin, MD | Chief of Urology and Director of Laparoscopic Surgery, Virginia Hospital Center
  • C. Ware Palmer | Managing Director, Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Nancy Popovich | Managing Director, The Popovich Financial Group at Baird
  • David Romness, MD | Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Virginia Hospital Center

Foundation Staff

The Foundation staff strives to help donors with any questions or needs. We are here to help you navigate the hospital or help you answer any donation questions.

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Please direct questions or comments to foundation@
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