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Forward Foundation's
5th Annual Celebratory Gala

Join us at the Cultural Center of India

for a night of celebration!

  • Saturday February 24, 2024

  • 6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

  • Dress Code:  Black Tie

  • Dinner & Dancing

  • Silent & Live Auction

  • Casino Games

  • Interactive Photo Booth

Tickets: $150 single, $275 couple 

Reserved Table of 10: $2500

Questions? Contact or 804-840-8687

Our New Venue

Cultural Center of India

The Cultural Center of India is a 20,000-square-foot facility with a banquet hall, foyer, dining room and kitchen. The facility also has a professional sound system and a main hall with a 2,000-square-foot stage where groups can host performances.  6641 Ironbridge Parkway • Chester, VA 23831

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Chef Matt Kirwan


New in 2024, a seated dining experience with your choice of salmon, filet mignon*, vegetarian.  chef Matt Kerwin of HomePlate, is a native Richmonder with decades of experience mastering his culinary career.  

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Reba Hollingsworth


Reba Hollingsworth is a 4-time Emmy award winning TV News journalist. In her 25-plus year career in the television news industry, Reba has covered stories from the local courthouse to the White House. Reba’s long TV career has led her down the path of entrepreneurship. She’s the creator of the AHA Wrap and TRI V3RSA bag. Two stylish products with the purpose of making the lives of people easier. Reba can also add co-author to her impressive career. In the book, ‘Lipstick and Legacies’, Reba details her journey as a news anchor and entrepreneur while enduring life’s ups and downs. 


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"For years, I have been inspired by the Forward Foundation’s passion and tireless work on behalf of single parents.  Andrea’s leadership is entirely selfless and the style with which they serve the community and serve their single parents is exemplary and influential.  My Company is honored to be associated with Andrea and the foundation and our continued partnership and financial support is an easy decision given how material their impact is on the lives they touch.  Nobody at the forward foundation thinks they have a job.  Instead, they all believe they have a mission and that’s a very familiar theme at Primis Bank."


- Dennis J. Zember Jr.   

CEO, Primis Bank

Presenting Sponsor 2023, 2024


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Reflecting on our past Celebratory Galas with Executive Director, Andrea Starr


Kat Simon FF gala interview 2.7.2024K95 - Lori Kelly
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Forward Foundation Gala Feb 24K95 - Lori Kelly
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