Join Community Charity Champions to Support McLean Project for the Arts June 14th!

by Karen Briscoe
June 9, 2016

Come support McLean Project for the Arts with HBC Group’s (Keller Williams Realty) Community Charity Champions.  Join us for dinneron Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 from 5 to 8pm at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean and know that approximately 70% of the proceeds from food and drink will go to MPA, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event.  Click here to view and print the flyer.

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is a non-profit visual arts organization founded in 1962 to exhibit the work of emerging and established regional artists. Today MPA offers 15 high quality, professionally-curated art exhibitions each year, and more than 165 visuals arts courses, and workshops year round for people of all ages. Through its partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, MPA’ award-winning ArtReach program brings students, seniors and those with special needs to its galleries to learn about the exhibited artwork and to create art. MPA also provides its Art Reach program in area schools and community centers serving seniors and those with special needs. Summer STEAM Camp and MPAartfest, both provide outstanding STEAM experiences helping young minds connect art with science, technology, engineering and math learning.

“McLean Project for the Art’s looks forward to its fourth year teaming up with HBC CCC at Pulcinella’s. Last year nearly $1,600 was contributed to support our community visual arts programs. Thanks so much to HBC, Pulcinella’s, and MPA’s wonderful supporters, contributions have supported MPA’s ArtReach activities in our galleries.  We hope this year will be just as successful in supporting visual arts experiences for the greater McLean community. “ – Susan Corrigan, Executive Director of McLean Project for the Arts


Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post, Kathy and Justin Neal of The Neal Team/SunTrust Mortgage, Jim Harris of BOWA, The McLean Chamber of Commerce, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.


About McLean Project for the Arts

The mission of McLean Project for the Arts is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art; and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts. MPA provides visual arts exhibits and learning to the greater McLean community including K-12 school students, low-income seniors, those with special needs, and people with health and mobility challenges.


About HBC Community Charity Champions

The HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty launched Community Charity Champions in 2012 as a venue to fundraise for local nonprofits.  As good corporate citizens, Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy were searching for a means to support charities in the community.  The event is held on Tuesday evenings at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean where a portion of the diner(s) is contributed to the charity of the month. Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy were honored with the Corporate Social Responsibility award in 2012 by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce for the work HBC’s Community Charity Champions has done and continues to do for nonprofits in the area.

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day". She is an Associate Broker in Virginia, a Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist, and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammel Crow Company in Dallas, and in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company in the Washington, DC Metro area. Karen has a Masters Degree from Southern Methodist University and her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri – her hometown.
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