New FISH Interim Executive Director Named
Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc., an organization that has assisted local residents through short term emergencies since 1969, has announced the selection of Lisa Groves as its Interim Executive Director. Lisa will fill the vacancy created by Christine Poward.
“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Janet Hyman, Herndon-Reston FISH Board President. “Lisa has been a FISH volunteer since 2005. She has participated as a Board member, designed and coordinated FISH Fling Galas, and supported marketing for the organization. She understands Herndon-Reston FISH, its history and mission. As a long time Reston resident, she has shared her talents with many organizations and demonstrated a strong commitment to our area.”
Over the past ten years, Lisa has supported non-profit and community-based events, focusing on communications, marketing and fundraising, school and art programs, and developmental and competitive swimming. Lisa earned a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. She spent 14 years working internationally in financial services, strategic and management consulting.
“I look forward to helping FISH help others, and working with FISH board representatives, volunteers, and supporters. I believe in partnering with local nonprofit organizations to provide the most value to all families and individuals,” remarks Lisa. “I am dedicated to this effort and encourage others to learn more about us, visit our website, and join our efforts. There are opportunities for all ages.”
Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc. (Friendly, Instant, Sympathetic Help) is a volunteer, non-sectarian, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people meet emergencies and short-term needs.
Bargain Loft Pre-Holiday Clearance Sale
Mark your calendar now! The Bargain Loft will host its Pre-Holiday Clearance Sale from Nov 4th-22nd. The Holiday Shop opens at 10am on Tuesday, November 25th. Tell your friends and family! Great bargains and holiday pieces are waiting for you! The Bargain Loft is located at 336 Victory Drive in Herndon and is open Tuesday-Saturday at 10am. For more information, call 703-437-0600.
Latest FISH Newsletters/Annual Reports
A complete archive of newsletters from 2013 and earlier can be found here.
FY 2015 Corporate and Community Grants/Sponsorships
FISH continues to receive grants from Fairfax County, the United Way, Community Foundations, and corporations. In addition, many individuals donate generously to FISH. We are fortunate to have so many supporters that help us provide assistance to our neighbors in need.
JEWEL FISH – $20,000 +
MARBLE FISH – $10,000 – $19,999
KING FISH – $7,500 – $9,999
ANGEL FISH – $5,000 – $7,499
GOLD FISH – $2,500 – $4,999
SAIL FISH – $1,000 – $2,499
9th Annual FISH Fling
Thank you to everyone for your support of April’s 9th Annual FISH Fling. A great time was had by all.
Congratulations to this year’s Star Fish:
• JoAnn Bordeaux, board member, grant writer;
• Marcia Di Trapani, past board chair and key volunteer;
• Suzanne Rudiselle, past board vice president;
• Myra Santoro, Bargain Loft volunteer
• United Christian Parish, stalwart supporter, both financially and use of facilities
Thank you to the sponsors for the 2014 FISH Fling:
ANGEL FISH – $5,000
BIG FISH – $2,500
• Dominion Virginia Power
GOLD FISH – $1,000
• Griffin-Owens Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
• National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
• Rotary Club of Herndon
• St. John Neumann Catholic Church
• United Christian Parish
• Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Colao
• Anthony & Marcia Di Trapani
• Joseph & Janet Hyman
• William & Lia McChesney
• Evea Newsom
• Ken & Jane Plum
SAIL FISH – $500
• Reston Hospital Center
• James & Alicia Bendernagel
• Doug Whall & JoAnn Bordeaux
SUN FISH – $250
• David & Barbara Beecy
• Jeff Hancock & Christine Poward
• James & Diane Hardcastle
• Ed Robichaud
• Larry & Suzanne Scharff
• Sam & Kathy Scoggin Realtors
• Structural Systems & Solutions
• David & Olivia Toatley
• Joann & Thomas Wolfe
Herndon-Reston FISH has assisted the Herndon Reston Communities with
Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help since 1969. FISH responds to local residents’
emergency requests for rent, transportation, utilities, medical prescriptions and
Herndon-Reston FISH appears on House of Delegates Ken Plum’s Virginia Report
Drivers Are Urgently Needed
Do you have a couple of hours a month that you could spare to drive an individual to and from a medical appointment? If interested in volunteering to drive, please call the FISH Hotline at 703-437-6000 or visit our Volunteer page.
Note that we require evidence of auto insurance, good driving record and we will do a background check, a common practice among volunteer organizations that serve children and/or elderly persons.