Harrisonburg Dinner of Champions

May 19, 2021 6:30 - 7:45 pm

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May 19, 2021 | 6:30PM - 7:45PM

Link to LIVE stream on YouTube

Join us to celebrate our Community Heroes!

In 2021 (as always), there are many prominent leaders in our community who are true champions in their own right. But this past year has also revealed many people giving of themselves in ways unknown prior to the pandemic.

We have "heroes" across the spectrum: healthcare workers, first responders, essential retail, food production, transportation, education, manufacturing, construction, public utilities, banking and financial services, parks and recreation, the list goes on. They have been a lifeline, keeping us safe and providing some normalcy to our much-changed lives.

In 2021 we will honor our "community of heroes" in a unique and meaningful way.


                                                                                               Hosted by  

                                    Andy Vanhook                                             Thomas Rea

                                                Andy Vanhook                                                                    Thomas Rea


  •  Virtual streaming event LIVE on YouTube
  • Unlimited invitations for employees, clients, partners, family, friends, etc.
  • Sponsor videos honoring local heroes: opportunity to recognize people in your own company, or to underwrite a recognition video for chosen heroes outside of your organization
  • Live audience participation via streaming comments during the program
  • Live Raffle and "Shout Out" opportunities for all guests during fundraising appeal
  • A variety of sponsorship levels to allow much broader sponsor participation and recognition
  • Select sponsor logos featured in all marketing materials
  • Opportunity to join in a virtual VIP reception with Emcees, committee members, and fellow sponsors after the event.




       Bank of the James          Graves-Light              

Sentara          Sunnyside



 BRCC       BRC        Clark & Bradshaw   First Choice Home Health & Hospice

  Harman Construction   Lantz Construction  Lantz and Gochenour Nichols Financial       

                              Pendleton Comm Bank                 VMRC            Ziegler

 Paul & Sherry Cline

History in Harrisonburg

Since 1994, the National MS Society's Harrisonburg Dinner of Champions has been one of the premiere events in the region, raising over $2.2 million to support critical research and life-changing services for people living with MS.

Each year, we come together to honor local champions with a warm and meaningful acknowledgement of their contributions to our community. Numerous businesses and individuals sponsor the event to both recognize the Honoree and support the mission of the National MS Society.

 Past Honorees

1994  Zane Showker
1995  Charles Wampler, Jr.
1997  Richard Morin
1998  Dr. Ronald Carrier
1999  T. Carter Melton
2000  Rodney Eagle
2001  Dr. Philip Stone
2002  Dr. Linwood Rose
2003  Pablo Cuevas
2004  Francis Bell, Jr.
2005  Wes & Glenna Graves
2006  Richard Lyons
2007  Joseph Funkhouser, II
2008  John Neff
2009  Karl & Barbara Stoltzfus
2010  Marsha Garst
2011  George Pace
2012  Judith & Charles Strickler
2013  Dr. Loren Swartzendruber
2014  Neal Menefee
2015  Peter Yates
2016  Jim & Vicki Krauss
2017  Devon Anders
2018  Mark Warner
2019  Dwight Houff
2020  John "Jack" Broaddus & Dr. Karen Wigginton

Donate Now

Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

About the Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Our vision is a world free of MS. Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

We are more than an organization. We are a movement. United in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. The gathering place for people with MS, their family and loved ones, healthcare providers, volunteers, donors, fundraisers, advocates, community leaders and all those that seek a world free of MS. A place to connect and take action. In order to change the world, we mobilize all possible human and financial resources to achieve results.

Hosted By

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Virginia
For more information, contact Phil Licking

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