Category Archives: Events

DASH at ExxonMobil Favorite Charities Fair

DASH was pleased to be part of the 2013 ExxonMobil Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign fair at their Fairfax headquaters. Wendy Claunch met many terrific people as they learned more about charities eligible for ExxonMobil employee contributions. One employee mentioned that DASH was the only organization that she had seen addressing the problem of teen dating violence. We especially want to thank our friend, John Stipa, for bringing DASH to the attention of the campaign  and for his continued support! We hope that by participating in this worthy event we can gain some new DASH friends!

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Alternative House hosts DASH presentation

A special thank you to the staff and terrific young women of Alternative House, Homeless Youth Initiative and Assisting Young Mothers programs for hosting a DASH presentation. Founded in 1972, Alternative House gives homeless, at-risk youth and new families a safe, neighborhood-based environment in which to learn and grow. We are so pleased to be associated with these wonderful programs that help young women realize their potential in challenging circumstances.  

AcaciaWater Wars for DASH

We’re so happy to thank Greg Stofko and his fraternity brothers of Acacia International Fraternity of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for their generous donation of $120 raised during their AcaciaWater Wars event!  Several fraternities and sororities participated and from the photos below, it looks like everyone had a great time!

As Greg stated on the Acacia website:

Today [May 5, 2013] we just had our first-ever AcaciaWater Wars philanthropy event, and may I just say it went amazing! All the money that was raised will be going to the non-profit organization, D.A.S.H. (Dating Abuse Stops Here). The pictures of the event will be uploaded as soon as possible. We also would like to say thank you to all the IUP Greek fraternities and sororities that participated. Can’t wait till the next AcaciaWater Wars!!!

Greg has been a huge supporter of DASH with his DASH4IUP website https://sites.google.com/site/dash4iup/ to educate students about the dangers of teen dating abuse.

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Golf Tourney a rousing success

A HUGE DASH thank you to all our golfers, especially Larry Butler who organized the tournament and our hosts, Virginia Oaks Golf Club. It was a terrific day to be out on the links. We raised $1,390 through the generosity of the players!

Thank you as well to the following for their donations to our raffle:
DASH Angel – Joe O’Gorman for the Redskins tickets!
Dogfish Head Alehouse
Reston National Golf Course
Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club
1757 Club
Bob Evans
Bow Tie Cinemas
Bonefish Grill